National Doctors Day: 10 Surprising Facts

March 30th is National Doctors Day, since 1933 a day to recognize and appreciate doctors. Here are 10 surprising facts you might not know about doctors.

  1. The average doctor has 40,000 hours of training.
  2. There are about 1,062,205 doctors in the United States.
  3. 65% of those doctors are male.
  4. However, there are more female pediatricians than male pediatricians.
  5. Experts predict that by 2030 the United States will have 122,000 unfilled jobs for doctors.
  6. There are 26 officially approved medical specialties. However, there are many more sub-specialties.
  7. The average age for graduation from medical school is 28. 
  8. The age group with the largest number of practicing doctors in the U.S. is 55-64.
  9. U.S. doctors support a wide range of other workers across the country. The total wages of those doctor-supported jobs? More than one trillion dollars per year.
  10. Most popular car brand among American doctors: Toyota.
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