Hours physicians work each week, by generation

Nearly a quarter of physicians overall don't have a work week longer than 40 hours, no matter their generation, according to a new Medscape report.

The report surveyed more than 15,000 physicians in more than 29 specialties.

Here's how many hours physicians in different generations put in each work week, based on the survey:

Millennials 

31-40 hours – 23 percent

41-50 hours – 34 percent

51-60 hours – 23 percent

61 to 70 hours – 12 percent

More than 70 hours – 9 percent

Baby boomers

31-40 hours – 23 percent

41-50 hours – 33 percent

51-60 hours – 25 percent

61 to 70 hours – 11 percent

More than 70 hours – 7 percent

Generation X 

31-40 hours – 23 percent

41-50 hours – 35 percent

51-60 hours – 25 percent

61 to 70 hours – 10 percent

More than 70 hours – 7 percent

Read more about the survey here.

 

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