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79% of orthopedists would choose medical career again — 14 survey statistics Featured

Written by  Megan Wood | Monday, 17 April 2017 19:04
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Orthopedists pinpointed the most rewarding and most challenging parts of their careers, in a Medscape survey of more than 19,200 physicians across more than 27 specialties.

Despite challenges, 79 percent of orthopedists would choose a medical career again, and 95 percent would choose orthopedics again.

 

Orthopedists ranked the following as the most rewarding aspects of their jobs:

 

1. Gratitude/relationships with patients — 40 percent

 

2. Being very good at what I do/finding answers, diagnoses — 32 percent

 

3. Making good money at a job that I like — 12 percent

 

4. Knowing that I'm making the world a better place — 9 percent

 

5. Being proud of being a doctor — 5 percent

 

6. Nothing — 1 percent

 

Orthopedists reported the following as the most challenging aspects of their jobs:

 

1. Having so many rules and regulations — 31 percent

 

2. Having to work longer hours for less money — 17 percent

 

3. Difficulties getting fair reimbursement from Medicare and/or other insurers — 16 percent

 

4. Dealing with difficult patients — 13 percent

 

5. Having to work with an EHR system — 11 percent

 

6. Worrying about being sued — 7 percent

 

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