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Most In-Demand Medical Specialties In The World

Today, every profession holds its own significance and allure. The decision-making process for medical students becomes a complicated endeavor, guided by factors such as medical career preferences, patient care emphasis, and procedural involvement. To make your work easier, here we have found the most demanding medical specialties with the highest paid jobs in the world.

Highest Paid Medical Specialties

It is one of the biggest decisions for medical students to choose a specialty. What are the most in-demand specialties? And which is the highest paid specialty in the world? So let’s discuss in detail. 

  1. Neurosurgeons Specialists

A neurosurgeon is different from a neurologist. Neurosurgeons do not perform surgery; they are involved in preventing diagnosing and treating disorders of the brain, spin and nerves.They also treat and manage conditions that affect the flow of blood to the brain.

They are also involved in a person’s rehabilitation after treatment. And neurosurgeons are the highest demand with the highest paid specialty in all over the world. The annual salary of a neurosurgeon is $788,313.

  1. Family Medicine

The specialist, who is usually a primary care physician, is named a family physician. In addition to diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illness, they are qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages from newborns to seniors.

Family physicians are trained in the principles of the discipline. They are personal doctors, primarily responsible for the provision of comprehensive and continuing care to everyone. The annual salaries of family physicians are as high as $329,500 and as low as $81,000. Entry level Family Medicine Physicians salaries range from $129,000 to $250,000

  1. Internal Medicine

The specialty of internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body – the heart, the lungs, the liver and Gastro-intestinal tract, the kidneys and urinary tract, the brain, spinal column, nerves, muscles and joints. It also includes:

● Hypertension 

● High cholesterol 

● Stomach and Intestine, Liver and Pancreas diseases 

● Allergic diseases 

● Diabetes 

● Goiter 

● Hormonal disorders 

● Cardiovascular diseases 

● Rheumatic Diseases 

● Blood diseases 

● Cancers 

● Geriatrics (Senility problems) 

● Adult’s immunity and vaccines 

Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. The average internal medicine physician salary is $191,863 per year or $92.24 per hour

  1. Psychiatry

Psychiatrists are physicians who diagnose and treat mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders and treatment of deleterious mental conditions. These include various matters related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems. People seek psychiatric help for many reasons. They earn a national average salary of $269,319 per year

  1. Emergency Medicine

These physicians often treat people who have urgent, life-threatening injuries or conditions. They frequently work as part of a team in a hospital emergency department. Emergency physicians specialize in providing care to patients of all ages.

They generally practice in hospital emergency departments, pre-hospital settings via emergency medical services, and intensive care units. Still, they may also work in primary care settings such as urgent care clinics. National average salary of Emergency Medicine Physicians is $116,261 per year

  1. Obstetrics And Gynecology Specialty

They have expertise in pregnancy, childbirth, and treating conditions and disorders related to the reproductive system. OB/GYNs play a crucial role in providing comprehensive healthcare for women at various stages of their lives. 

They also offer guidance on nutrition, perform necessary tests and screenings, and assist in labor and delivery. It is a procedure-based specialty that requires both medical and surgical skills. National average salary of OB/GYNs is $117,974 per year

  1. Urgent Care Medicine 

Urgent care physicians provide treatment of patients with minor illnesses or injuries, or other complications. Urgent care is when your condition, illness or injury is not life-threatening, but you need medical care for which treatment cannot be delayed until you can return to your health plan’s service area. 

Your health plan must cover urgent care when you travel outside your plan’s service area. National average salary of an Urgent Care Physician is $233,521 a year

  1. Geriatric Medicine

This medical subspecialty deals with the aging process and the diagnostic, preventive, rehabilitative, and therapeutic aspects of illness or injury in older adults. A geriatric physician may visit patients in their homes while also working in an office, hospital, nursing home, or other care facility. 

Geriatric doctors complete a three-year residency. They have a national average salary of $220,100 per year

  1. Dentist 

Dentist defines the person whose job is to examine and repair teeth. They are a healthcare provider who diagnoses and treats oral health conditions. Dentists help keep your teeth and gums healthy with regular dental check-ups and cleanings. If you get a bad toothache, you should probably go to the dentist to make sure you don’t have a cavity. National average salary of a dentist is $223,879 per year

  1. Radiologist

The branch of medicine that deals with radiant energy in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. This field can be divided into two broad areas – diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology. 

They are medical doctors that specialize in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases using medical imaging (radiology) procedures such as X-rays, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography and ultrasound. National average salary of a Radiologist is $119,122 per year

  1. Dermatologist Specialty

Dermatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. Whether it’s rashes, wrinkles, psoriasis, or melanoma, no one understands your skin, hair, and nails better than a board-certified dermatologist.

They also recognize symptoms that appear on your skin which may indicate problems inside your body, like organ disease or failure. Dermatologists often perform specialized diagnostic procedures related to skin conditions. National average salary of a dermatologist is $255,468 per year

  1. Oncologist Specialty

An oncologist is a doctor who treats cancer and provides medical care for a person diagnosed with cancer. An oncologist may also be called a cancer specialist. The field of oncology has 3 major areas based on treatments: medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgical oncology. 

Medical oncologists treat cancer using medication, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy. 

Radiation oncologists treat cancer using radiation therapy, which is the use of high-energy x-rays or other particles to destroy cancer cells. 

Surgical oncologists treat cancer using surgery, including removing the tumor and nearby tissue during an operation. National average salary of an Oncologist is $241,744 per year. 

  1. Pharmacist

A pharmacist is a health care professional specializing in the usage and administration of medication. They dispense prescriptions to patients upon receiving a physician’s orders. Pharmacists are experts on how drugs work and interact with the body so that patients who take them achieve the best possible results.

Pharmacists often serve as primary care providers in the community, and may offer other services such as health screenings programs, immunization, test and distribute medicines in a hospital, manage stock and supervise and train staff like junior pharmacists. National average salary of a Pharmacist is $132,059 per year

  1. Plastic Surgeon Specialist

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involved with reconstruction or alternation in a human body, the improvement in a person’s appearance and the reconstruction of facial and body tissue defects due to illness, trauma, or birth disorders. It can be divided into two main categories: reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.

Reconstructive surgery includes craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns. It aims to reconstruct a part of the body or improve its functioning. 

Cosmetic surgery aims to change their physical appearance for cosmetic rather than medical reasons. National average salary of a plastic specialty is $299,237 per year 

  1. Hospitalist Specialty

A hospitalist is a physician who cares for inpatients, meaning they only work inside a hospital. These doctors have often completed residency training in general internal medicine, pediatrics, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, urgent care medicine, emergency medicine or oncology. 

They may also be board-certified in hospital medicine. A hospitalist specialty takes initial patient histories and performs physical examinations, initiates, documents and communicates the plan of care and follows-up to ensure complete screening and preparation of patients. They earn an average salary of $200,000 to $250,000 per year.


In conclusion, most demanding Medical Specialties such as Neurosurgery stands out as both highly sought-after and lucrative. However, diverse fields such as Psychiatry, Plastic Surgery, and Urgent Care Medicine also offer attractive opportunities. 

Factors like patient care focus, organ specialization, and procedural involvement play key roles in specialty selection. Ultimately, individual preferences, interests, and the desire to make a positive impact on patient health should guide the decision-making process for medical students.

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