10 Most in Demand Doctor Specialties in Philippines

If you are a doctor and live in the Philippines or you are considering to move and work there, you must read the article about the most in demand doctor spacialties in Philippines.  Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about this topic. The Philippine Medical Association reports that out of 130,000 licensed physicians in the country, only 70,000 are active in the profession. Around 60,000 of them are working overseas and curing the patients in countries with much better healthcare system than in the Philippines.

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Out of those 70,000 who are active and working in their home country, a large number is concentrated in the cities. That may not sound as a problem, but it actually is a big one. A large number of the population is living in villages or communities and usually there is one doctor per area that is huge.

Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the  most in demand doctor spacialties in Philippines.

The first spacialty is Emergency medicine. The hectic atmosphere is something one should get used to after some time working in the emergency room. The cases will vary from simple cuts to serious injuries. Their yearly salary is a bit better than with their predecessor – about $8,000 a year. The second specialty should be Family medicine. Talking about working with familiar faces…With the current state in the country, having a family doctor might be the best option if you are a patient. Family medicine specialist earns around $11,500 annually. A sum not to be overseen when discussing most in demand doctor specialties in the Philippines. I think it’s not surprising if I say that Nephrology is on the list as well. We sincerely hope this doctor specialty doesn’t sound too familiar to you. Nephrologists specialize in kidney care and kidney disease. The shocking data says the number of patients skyrocketed from only 4,000 cases in 2004 to 120,000 in 2016. This disease is usually a “side effect’ of other diseases such as diabetes or hypertension. The Philippines are in the unfortunate 13th place in the world in terms of kidney-related mortalities in the world, so they are in urgent need of recruiting.

For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 most in demand doctor spacialties in Philippines


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