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Medical Specialty Spotlight: Pediatrics

January 16, 2018

Pediatrics specialty spotlight

In this special feature entitled Medical Specialty Spotlight, we will examine trends in a variety of medical specialties related to healthcare recruitment, physician compensation and industry trends. The second edition focuses on pediatrics.


Active pediatric physicians within this medical specialty: 49,208  
Most in demand medical specialty ranking: 6th  
Percent of active pediatric physicians that are 55 or older: 38%  
Average starting pediatric physician salary: $188,000  

 

Key Pediatrics Trends:

  • Studies consistently rank pediatrics among the top medical specialties for career satisfaction (aag.org).
  • In 2008, 94% of graduating pediatric residents reported that if they had it to do over, they would choose categorical pediatrics again (aag.org).
  • 27% of current pediatricians are international graduates.

We invite you to search our nationwide permanent pediatric jobs. If you have any questions or want more information regarding a physician job or any other matter, request a call from one of our expert physician recruiters. 


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