Neurosurgery to be short 1,200 physicians by 2025


A physician shortage is looming, and neurosurgery is expected to see a dip in physicians as soon as 2025, according to Rosman Search's 2024 Physician Hiring Trends report.

Neurosurgery is expected to have a shortage of 1,200 physicians by 2025, the report said. And 49% of active neurosurgeons are at least 55 years old.

Still there are overall signs pointing to growing physician employment, the report said. Physician and surgeon employment is expected to grow 3% from 2022 to 2032. For neurosurgery, job growth is expected to grow 14.4% from 2016 to 2026.

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