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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Physicians & surgeons and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Physicians & surgeons, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Physicians & surgeons, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. Physicians & surgeons are paid most in Steuben (North & West), Schuyler & Chemung (North) Counties PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA.


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Demographic information on Physicians & surgeons in the US. The average age of male Physicians & surgeons in the workforce is 48.9 and of female Physicians & surgeons is 42.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Physicians & surgeons is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Physicians & surgeons from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Physicians & surgeons is Biology but a relatively high number of Physicians & surgeons hold a major in Communication Technologies.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Physicians & surgeons from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Physicians & surgeons need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Physicians & surgeons need more than the average amount of Science, Reading Comprehension, and Instructing.

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The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Physicians & surgeons is from the Minor Occupation Group Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners.
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Projections on wages and job growth for Physicians & surgeons from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Physicians & surgeons are expected to see a growth of 14% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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