Workforce trends

The 10 cities where doctors are most in demand in 2019

The No. 1 city for physician job postings this year is a large metropolis on the Mexican border, according to Doximity.


Demand for medical talent continued to grow in 2019, with job opportunities for doctors increasing by 5% nationally, according to a new physician employment report from Doximity.

This increase lags behind 2018’s 7% growth rate, but still reflects the reality of an ongoing physician shortage, with the demand for qualified physicians outpacing the supply.

Doximity compiled this data after examining how many open positions were advertised on its network over the course of 2019 in 50 major U.S. metropolitan areas. Demand varies widely across different local markets, its report said.

Cities with the highest demand for physicians in 2019
Rank City
1 El Paso, TX
2 Miami
3 Cleveland
4 Phoenix
5 Denver
6 Portland, ME
7 Seattle
8 Honolulu
9 Minneapolis
10 Los Angeles

Read the full report here.

One comment

  1. Karen O'Sullivan

    My father, George W. O’Sullivan, was a DO (PCO 1933) who came to Deming, NM in 1935 along with his young bride – Ruth M. O’Sullivan RN. Other than WWII he lived here in Deming for the rest of his life. I think he would have been so proud of the BCOM here in NM and the increase in osteopathic physicians.

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