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There are all kinds of surveys out there about the best and worst jobs—where physician jobs and others fall on that list is often a function of the criteria used to measure.

The latest survey shows “physician” near the top of the list, coming in at the 39th happiest job out of the 200 listed.

(Is anyone surprised that “lumber jack” came in last?)

When it comes to physicians, dermatology jobs rank on top as the happiest specialty, with radiology jobs and oncology jobs following.

“Flexibility and predictability are two reasons dermatologists enjoy higher levels of job satisfaction,” says Amy Derick, M.D., owner of Derick Dermatology, LLC. “Dermatologists can sub-specialize or do it all: pathology, surgery, cosmetics, pediatrics, adult patients, etc. Dermatologists can work routine daytime hours (full time or part time) and thus have predictable family time in the evenings not typically interrupted by emergencies.”

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