26% Of Physicians Considering A Nonclinical Career

Wed 08 Nov, 2023

                                                               By Mariah Taylor

Twenty-six percent of physicians are considering leaving the profession for nonclinical careers, according to a 2023 "Physicians and Nonclinical Careers Report," published Nov. 7.

The percentage of physicians wanting to leave has increased 4% since 2021's report.

Here are four other findings:

-About 24% of male physicians are considering leaving medicine, compared with 28% of female physicians.

-Physicians between the ages of 30 and 39 and physicians older than 60 are the most likely to consider leaving.

-Most physicians indicated they are considering moving into education and teaching (42%), healthcare business company (31%) or writing (21%).

-Forty percent of physicians indicated they were considering making the switch in the next two to three years.

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