Updated: October 7, 2020
There are dozens of medical specialties from which new medical school graduates can choose. From abdominal radiology to vascular surgery, the Association of American Medical Colleges lists more than 120 specialties and subspecialties. What draws each doctor to their specialty varies, but some common considerations are: type of patients, work-life balance, demand for the specialty, and average salary. Below are some of the top specialties of 2020 based on those needs.