Number Of Docors in the US

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How many doctors are there in the US?

633,000

Physicians and surgeons held about 633,000 jobs in 2006; approximately 15 percent were self-employed. About half of wage’“and-salary physicians and surgeons worked in offices of physicians, and 18 percent were employed by hospitals. Others practiced in Federal, State, and local governments, including colleges, universities, and professional schools; private colleges, universities, and professional schools; and outpatient care centers.

Source: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos074.htm

 

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