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Infographic: Careers that tempt doctors to leave medicine


In a recently published Medscape report, 26% of American physicians said they were considering a career away from practicing medicine, for various reasons. Becoming a teacher was one of the nonclinical careers that most enthused them. What were the others?

This infographic shows the five potential new careers that most interested U.S. physicians considering a change. For more details, check out the Medscape Physicians and Nonclinical Careers Report 2023.

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