From 2014 to 2024, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expected job opportunities for physicians and surgeons to increase by 14%,
much faster than that of most other occupations, as existing doctors retire and a growing population demands more medical services. Low-income and rural areas were projected to have an especially high demand for doctors. Cardiologists and radiologists might find particularly strong career opportunities due to a rising elderly population and increase in the risk of cancer and heart disease.
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