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What Medical Specialties are in Highest Demand in 2018?

July 31, 2018

What Medical Specialties are in Highest Demand in 2018?

Merritt Hawkins recently completed its 2018 Incentive Review for Physicians and Advanced Practitioners. In the survey we cover topics such as salaries, starting bonuses, productions bonuses, and much more. For the 12th consecutive year, family physicians topped the list of Merritt Hawkins’ most requested recruiting assignments, underscoring the continued robust demand for primary care physicians in a growing number of settings. Here is a list of the top ten medical specialties in highest demand for 2018.


Top 10 Medical Specialties in 2018


  1. Family Medicine
  2. Psychiatry
  3. Nurse Practitioner
  4. Internal Medicine
  5. Radiology
  6. OB/GYN
  7. Hospitalist
  8. Gastroenterology
  9. Urgent Care
  10. Orthopedic Surgery

To get your copy of the 2018 Review, click here

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