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Physician or Surgeon Job Description All physicians and surgeons not listed separately.

Types of Physician or Surgeon

  • Pediatric Oncologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Hospice Fellow
  • Cardiovascular Disease Specialist
  • Doctor

Physician or Surgeon Job Outlook

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 372,400 jobs in the United States for Physician or Surgeon. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 11.4% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 42,300 new jobs for Physician or Surgeon by 2026. There will be an estimated 14,300 positions for Physician or Surgeon per year.

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The states with the most job growth for Physician or Surgeon are Arizona, Alaska, and Utah. Watch out if you plan on working in Connecticut, Rhode Island, or Illinois. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Physician or Surgeon Average Salary

Physicians and Surgeons make between $60,280 and $208,000 a year.

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Physicians and Surgeons who work in Alaska, Arizona, or Colorado, make the highest salaries.

How much do Physicians and Surgeons make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $183,510
Alaska $244,220
Arizona $229,090
Arkansas $165,290
California $208,740
Colorado $219,310
Connecticut $221,870
Delaware $216,600
District of Columbia $182,910
Florida $205,020
Georgia $235,060
Hawaii $228,470
Idaho $241,670
Illinois $183,780
Indiana $237,470
Iowa $219,300
Kansas $191,430
Kentucky $223,770
Louisiana $183,920
Maine $257,550
Maryland $196,210
Massachusetts $207,990
Michigan $181,760
Minnesota $245,040
Mississippi $174,340
Missouri $203,440
Montana $247,260
Nebraska $161,880
Nevada $227,500
New Hampshire $275,840
New Jersey $208,820
New Mexico $229,100
New York $171,060
North Carolina $198,040
North Dakota $266,510
Ohio $212,160
Oklahoma $155,130
Oregon $202,750
Pennsylvania $195,810
Rhode Island $209,580
South Carolina $185,210
South Dakota $227,710
Tennessee $231,960
Texas $199,370
Utah $218,210
Vermont $176,520
Virginia $199,080
Washington $239,080
West Virginia $222,270
Wisconsin $239,610
Wyoming $234,610

Where Physicians and Surgeons Work

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The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.

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