Many Physicians Regret Career Choice, Survey Says

Nearly a quarter of physicians (23 percent) would not choose to become a physician again if they could turn back time, according to a survey by The Medicus Firm.

In fact, looking back on their careers, 21 percent of respondents said that they would not choose a healthcare profession at all.

The two greatest concerns with both participating physicians in-training and practicing physicians are compensation and reimbursement and a lack of work/life balance, according to the study.

These concerns, in addition to dissatisfaction with their income (61 percent), seem to be not only factors with regard to physician burnout but also the nationwide physician shortage as a whole. 

This study was conducted in April to May 2014 via online survey. There were 2,272 participating providers across 19 specialties and 50 states.

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