What’s it like to be a physician? Different images come to mind for different people. For some, it means financial freedom, an easy work-life balance, or a luxurious lifestyle. For others, it’s about intense workloads and an even more intense commitment to helping others.
A large income doesn’t mean an absence of stress, though, nor is it a clear indicator of financial health. Beyond financial stress lies the stress of the job. In this article, we’ll outline the most and least stressful physician specialties.