The careers medical residents consider outside of medicine

Written by Rachel Popa | August 15, 2019 | Print  |

Medscape's Residents Lifestyle & Happiness Report 2019 dove into how medical residents feel about their career so far in medicine, and what they look forward to in their future positions post residency.

Medscape surveyed 2,272 residents to compile their report.

Three things to know:

1. Residents surveyed said they considered careers in accounting, law, engineering, business, and as airline pilots, park rangers and Hallmark greeting card writers.

2. While some residents said they have considered careers outside of medicine, 86 percent of residents surveyed said they look forward to working as a physician.

3. The top factors residents are looking for in their first position include work schedule/call hours (75 percent), starting salary/compensation (64 percent) and a supportive organizational/practice environment (53 percent).

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