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    Employers are most in need of family physicians and internal medicine doctors, according to a new Doximity report. See which other specialties are also in high demand.


    When becoming a physician, selecting a medical specialty is one of the biggest decisions to make. Some specialties and subspecialties are more in-demand than others.

    According to a 2018 Doximity report, family medicine and internal medicine top the list of specialties that are most in demand by employers. Doximity examined its job postings from 2017 to create the list.

    Check out the full list of the most in-demand specialties to see if your desired choice made the cut.

    1. Family medicine
    2. Internal medicine
    3. Emergency medicine
    4. Psychiatry
    5. Obstetrics & gynecology
    6. Neurology
    7. Radiology
    8. Gastroenterology
    9. Geriatrics
    10. Pediatrics
    11. Anesthesiology
    12. Urology
    13. General surgery
    14. Orthopedic surgery
    15. Pulmonology
    The report is based on data gathered from 50 metropolitan statistical areas and 15 medical specialties according to the number of job postings on the Doximity network in 2017. The study analyzed data on approximately 8,000 physician jobs posted on Doximity in 2017 and 2018.


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