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The 10 medical specialties that were most in demand in 2019

Family and internal medicine were the top two most in-demand specialties, according to Doximity.

Family and internal medicine were the top two most in-demand medical specialties in 2019, according to a new physician employment report from Doximity.

With job opportunities for doctors increasing by 5% nationally from 2018, these two specialties led the way, followed by emergency medicine, psychiatry and OB-GYN.

Doximity compiled this data after examining jobs posted on its network in 2018 and 2019. During that time, 27,000 jobs were posted on the site.

A complete list of the top 10 is below:

Top 10 most in-demand medical specialties in 2019
Rank Specialty
1 Family medicine
2 Internal medicine
3 Emergency medicine
4 Psychiatry
5 OB-GYN
6 Neurology
7 Radiology
8 Anesthesiology
9 Pediatrics
10 Cardiology

Read the full report here.

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