Which Specialty Has the Happiest Physicians?

Some physician specialties report being happier at their job compared to other specialties, according to new data from Medscape's 2014 Physician Lifestyle Report.

Dermatologists are the happiest physicians at their jobs: 53 percent reported being "very" or "extremely" happy at work.

The following are how the remaining 23 specialties stack up behind dermatologists. They are listed by the percent of physicians who responded they were "very" or "extremely" happy at work.

•    Ophthalmologists: 46 percent
•    Pathologists: 45 percent
•    Gastroenterologists: 44 percent
•    Psychiatrists: 44 percent
•    Nephrologists: 43 percent
•    HIV/Infectious disease specialists: 42 percent
•    Orthopedists: 42 percent
•    Pediatricians: 42 percent
•    Rheumatologists: 42 percent
•    Critical Care: 41 percent
•    Oncologists: 41 percent
•    Urologists: 41 percent
•    Anesthesiologists: 40 percent
•    Cardiologists: 40 percent
•    General surgeons: 40 percent
•    Obstetricians and gynecologists: 40 percent
•    Pulmonologists: 40 percent
•    Neurologists: 39 percent
•    Endocrinologists: 38 percent
•    Internists: 37 percent
•    Radiologists: 37 percent
•    Family medicine physicians: 36 percent
•    Emergency medicine physicians: 36 percent

Medscape's data is based on survey responses from 31,399 physicians.

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