How many doctors are there in the USA?
There are 661, 400 physicians and surgeons in the United States in 2008. This is according to the 2010 Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Census Bureau. This represents about 12% of all healthcare professionals and 0.6% of all employed persons in the United States. 30.5% of all doctors are female and 16.6% are Asian.
September 23, 2010 12:23 am
They must be really busy
December 14, 2010 1:07 am
There are 661,400 in 2008, expected to rise to 805,500 by 2018.
Table: Projections of Data From The National Employment Matrix
Note: the user should drill-down into the sub-categories of employment depending on the desired use, since the 661.4k includes 77k ‘Self-employed and unpaid family workers, all jobs’. (Retirees?).
February 3, 2013 8:43 pm
The AMA says there is 985,000…. NOW… so someone’s numbers are off here…
December 18, 2010 1:09 pm
I would believe this if we were talking about Trinidad and Tobago.
oh, 877 thousand you say?
July 19, 2012 1:17 am
These jerks get paid right or wrong.
I will respect doctors , the day the refuse payment ,for a wrong diaognosis.
Not until then !!!!
March 7, 2015 6:09 am
Hey just go to med school!You need brains for that though
November 3, 2010 1:58 pm
Did someone forget to add three zeros? 877,000 would be realistic.
December 25, 2010 2:37 am
According to http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos074.htm#emply there are 661, 400 Physicians and Surgeons in the US. Where on earth did you get your number? Check your figures before you publish them. Doesn’t your number look wrong? Where is the common sense?
April 11, 2011 7:44 am
No, where is you common sense? If you look at the numbers again then it really does make sense. Are you forgetting how many people there are in the United States? 661,400 PHYSICIANS and SURGEONS is not a weird number. Maybe you should check your “figures” before you try to comment on other people and telling they are wrong.
March 12, 2015 4:06 pm
PLEASE DEFINE THE WORD ” DOCTORS ”
HOW MANY M.D.S IN THE U. S. ?