Distribution of U.S. physicians' opinions on medicine as a career from 2008 to 2018*

Views among U.S. physicians for pursing a medical profession 2008-2018 This survey displays the percent distribution of opinions among U.S. physicians on pursuing medicine as a career from 2008 to 2018. In 2014, 49.8 percent of surveyed physicians would encourage their children or other young people to pursue medicine as a career.
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20082012201420162018
Yes40.19%42.1%49.8%50.8%51.3%
No59.81%57.9%50.2%49.2%48.7%
20082012201420162018
Yes40.19%42.1%49.8%50.8%51.3%
No59.81%57.9%50.2%49.2%48.7%
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This survey displays the percent distribution of opinions among U.S. physicians on pursuing medicine as a career from 2008 to 2018. In 2014, 49.8 percent of surveyed physicians would encourage their children or other young people to pursue medicine as a career.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2008 to 2018
Special properties
in all 50 states
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
* Original question: "Would you recommend medicine as a career to your children or other young people?"
Data for 2008 were taken from the previous year's report.

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