More and more U.S. doctors are regretting their career choices, though they make higher salaries than most average Americans. However, there has been a recent trend in doctors making less money. Specialists radiologists and orthopedists made 10% less this past year, with general surgeons making 12% less.
The doctors we see most often, pediatricians, family doctors, etc., tend to make less than these specialists, but recently the pay for these doctors is rising, while the pay for specialists is declining. There is fear in doctors that changes in the health care system will make for lower incomes.
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