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What is a Physician or Surgeon?

Job Description & Duties All physicians and surgeons not listed separately.

Types of Physician or Surgeon Jobs

  • Doctor
  • Pulmonary Disease Specialist
  • Echocardiologist
  • Eclectic Doctor
  • Pulmonologist

Is There Going to be Demand for Physicians and Surgeons?

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 372,400 jobs in the United States for Physicians and Surgeons.

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 11.4% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 42,300 new jobs for Physicians and Surgeons by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 14,300 job openings in this field each year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Physicians and Surgeons in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Physicians and Surgeons are New York, Florida, and Texas.

Watch out if you plan on working in Connecticut, Rhode Island, or South Dakota. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Average Physician or Surgeon Salary

The typical yearly salary for Physicians and Surgeons is somewhere between $60,280 and $208,000. A Physician or Surgeon median salary is $200,890.

Salary Ranges for Physicians and Surgeons

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for jobs of this type in different U.S. states.

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

New Hampshire

$275,840

North Dakota

$266,510

Maine

$257,550

Montana

$247,260

Minnesota

$245,040

Alaska

$244,220

Idaho

$241,670

Wisconsin

$239,610

Washington

$239,080

Indiana

$237,470

Georgia

$235,060

Wyoming

$234,610

Tennessee

$231,960

New Mexico

$229,100

Arizona

$229,090

Hawaii

$228,470

South Dakota

$227,710

Nevada

$227,500

Kentucky

$223,770

West Virginia

$222,270

Connecticut

$221,870

Colorado

$219,310

Iowa

$219,300

Utah

$218,210

Delaware

$216,600

Ohio

$212,160

Rhode Island

$209,580

New Jersey

$208,820

California

$208,740

Massachusetts

$207,990

Florida

$205,020

Missouri

$203,440

Oregon

$202,750

Texas

$199,370

Virginia

$199,080

North Carolina

$198,040

Maryland

$196,210

Pennsylvania

$195,810

Kansas

$191,430

South Carolina

$185,210

Louisiana

$183,920

Illinois

$183,780

Alabama

$183,510

District of Columbia

$182,910

Michigan

$181,760

Vermont

$176,520

Mississippi

$174,340

New York

$171,060

Arkansas

$165,290

Nebraska

$161,880

Oklahoma

$155,130

Who Employs Physicians and Surgeons?

Physician or Surgeon Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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