The 10 Most In-Demand Health Care Career Specialties

March 4, 2015


For the seventh year in a row, the family doctor is the most highly recruited healthcare provider in the United States. That's according to Texas-based physician staffing firm Merritt Hawkins, a subsidiary of AMN Healthcare. The company conducts periodic surveys based on thousands of recruitment assignments its makes for hospitals, academic medical centers, community health centers and medical groups.

Here are the top 10 most in-demand specialties as listed in the latest survey:

  1. Family medicine
  2. Internal medicine
  3. Hospitalist
  4. Psychiatry
  5. Emergency medicine
  6. Pediatrics
  7. Ob/Gyn
  8. General surgery
  9. Neurology
  10. Nurse practitioner

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