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Week of March 2, 2024: Which physician specialties experience the highest burnout rates?

Weekly Newsletter, March 2, 2024
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This week, access your free March healthcare calendar, tips to collect payments, and more.

🎉 Celebrate National Dentist’s Day on March 6! Discover 7 innovative ways to engage your patients and illuminate the dedication of your dental team. Plus, in honor of International Women's Day on March 8, let's recognize the phenomenal women shaping healthcare. Join us in celebrating their achievements and contributions to our communities.

Here are additional tips and trends to keep on your radar this week:

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Equal Pay Day (coming up on March 24) highlights pay inequality facing women, especially women of color. A new study by Tebra shows Yale and Georgetown graduates earn the highest salaries for women in healthcare, while surgery and nursing anesthesia have the smallest gender pay gaps. 

For our analysis, we used federal data on salaries of female bachelor's and master's graduates across healthcare fields from the top 100 US universities. Among our findings are that the top 3 colleges where women with healthcare-related degrees earn more than men are:

  • Northwestern University (52%)
  • University of California, Irvine (46%)
  • University of Kansas (40%)

Additional data shows surgeons and nurse anesthetists are among the highest-paid healthcare roles for women, with median earnings around $250,000 and $181,000 annually. Though progress is being made, pay equity efforts continue as women in the US still only earn 82 cents for every dollar men earn across industries.

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Physician burnout by specialty 2024: Navigating stress in the healthcare industry

Read about the top causes of physician burnout and why independent practitioners have an advantage over health-system providers.

That's it for this week!

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