15 physician specialists most in demand

Family medicine is the most common and in-demand medical specialty for physicians, according to a study from Doximity, a social network for clinicians.

For the study, researchers examined data on 15 medical specialties based on about 8,000 open physician jobs posted on Doximity in 2017 and 2018.

Here are the most common specialties, ranked from most in-demand to least in-demand, according to the study.

1. Family medicine

2. Internal medicine

3 Emergency medicine

4. Psychiatry

5. Obstetrics and gynecology

6. Neurology

7. Radiology

8. Gastroenterology

9. Geriatrics

10. Pediatrics

11. Anesthesiology

12. Urology

13. General surgery

14. Orthopedic surgery

15. Pulmonology

Additional information on the study can be accessed here.

 

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