53% of orthopedic surgeons happy with lifestyle — 29 stats

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | January 10, 2019 | Print  |

Surgeons from all specialties are faced with impeding schedules, long hours and increasing burdens. For many, work doesn't stop when leaving the hospital and medical office.

Medscape released its Physician Lifestyle & Happiness Report 2019. More than 15,000 physicians in over 29 specialties responded to the survey, which asked about challenges in their field. Many of the physicians responding positively, indicating rich personal lives and continuing to enjoy medicine.

One question queried happiness outside of work. Here are how physicians responded, from highest reported happiness rates to lowest.

1. Rheumatology — 65 percent
2. Otolaryngology — 60 percent
3. Diabetes and endocrinology — 59 percent
4. Pediatrics — 58 percent
5. Surgery, general — 57 percent
6. Critical care — 57 percent
7. Emergency medicine — 57 percent
8. Ophthalmology — 56 percent
9. Urology — 55 percent
10. Nephrology — 55 percent
11. Plastic surgery — 55 percent
12. Allergy and immunology — 55 percent
13. Pulmonary medicine — 55 percent
14. Obstetrics and gynecology — 54 percent
15. Orthopedics — 53 percent
16. Radiology — 53 percent
17. Family medicine — 52 percent
18. Anesthesiology — 51 percent
19. Physical medicine and rehabilitation — 51 percent
20. Gastroenterology — 51 percent
21. Psychiatry — 49 percent
22. Dermatology — 49 percent
23. Public health and preventative medicine — 49 percent
24. Internal medicine — 49 percent
25. Oncology — 49 percent
26. Pathology — 47 percent
27. Cardiology — 47 percent
28. Infectious diseases — 46 percent
29. Neurology — 45 percent

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