Doximity Research Finds Strong Growth in Physician Job Ads Across Major U.S. Metros, Medical Specialties
SAN FRANCISCO, December 19, 2017 -- Doximity, the largest social network for physicians and advanced practice clinicians, today released a new research study on the 2017 labor market for doctors. By studying physician job opportunities and compensation data, the report found significant job advertisements and compensation growth, analyzing 20 of the largest metropolitan areas and 15 common medical specialties.
This report, drawn from a sample of more than 12,000 physician job advertisements nationally, details the parts of the country and which medical specialties have the highest demand for physicians. Compensation growth was drawn from 40,000 self-reported compensation surveys.
“2017 saw another explosive national debate around the funding of health care for Americans. What was less controversial, but arguably as important, was the growing pressure on medical labor markets nationally,” said Nate Gross, M.D., co-founder of Doximity. “Doctors caring for patients is the heart of our system, and we continue to see a big uptick in demand for physicians across the country. This backs up other studies pointing to the possibility of physician shortages moving forward. And in the short-term, we’re seeing an impact on physician compensation in our data.”
Key findings from the study include:
“Changes in physician job postings and compensation growth were correlated, suggesting that the growth in demand may be due to increased demand for physicians in these areas,” said Christopher Whaley, Ph.D., lead author and adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. “As the demand for physicians shifts across geographies and specialties, this report offers physicians insight into where their best professional opportunities may be.”
Detailed findings include:
1. San Francisco
3. Los Angeles
6. New York
7. Occupational Medicine
Job Ad Growth
2. San Francisco
4. Washington, D.C.
5. New York
10. Los Angeles
This study is based on more than 12,000 physician jobs posted on Doximity in 2016 and 2017. This report analyzed data on 20 metropolitan statistical areas and 15 medical specialties based on the number of job postings on the Doximity network in 2016. Compensation growth was drawn from Doximity’s self-reported compensation surveys of approximately 40,000 full-time, licensed U.S. physicians who practice at least 40 hours per week between 2016 and 2017.Jim Rivas
Founded in 2011, Doximity connects physicians and advanced practice clinicians to make them more successful and productive. Doximity is the largest secure medical network with over 70 percent of all U.S. physicians as members, enabling collaboration across specialties and every major medical center. Doximity is based in San Francisco and was created by the founders of Epocrates and Rock Health. To learn more, visit www.doximity.com