Information About Physicians And Surgeons

Training

Physicians and surgeons need first professional degree.

Degrees for Physicians and surgeons
Training for Physicians And Surgeons
Percent
Less than High School 0.2
High School 0.3
Some College 0.4
Associates Degree 0.4
Bachelors Degree 1.0
Masters Degree 2.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 95.3

Employment

Represents about 661,000 people in the United States- 11.7% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 144,000 more physicians and surgeons but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 260,000 more.


This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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