Twenty-six percent of physicians are considering leaving their primary roles as physicians to pivot to nonclinical careers, according to Medscape’s “Physicians and Nonclinical Careers Report 2023.”
What’s the appeal of switching to a nonclinical career?
According to the Medscape report, 25% of physicians said nonclinical careers appeal to them because they want to work fewer hours. The second most popular reason is burnout unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic, which 24% of physicians identified with.
What comes after medicine?
The most popular career physicians are considering switching to is education and teaching, which 42% are considering. Thirty-one percent are considering healthcare business companies, and 21% are considering writing, according to the Medscape report.