2018 trends in medical specialty choice

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December 7, 2018

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2018 trends in medical specialty choice

Choosing a medical specialty to enter is perhaps the most important choice a medical student will make in his or her career as a physician. Many factors ultimately influence this decision, from level of compensation to the desired level of interaction with patients. With 2018 coming to a close, it’s a good time to examine trends among medical specialties for the year. The highest-paying specialties and their average annual compensation are as follows.

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