Professional social media site, LInkedIn, has published a pair of studies that show more doctors and medical professionals are working in technology based fields. The survey was conducted for one week in mid-October of this year. 500 physicians and pharmacists in the U.S. who graduated within the last five years were surveyed. Of the 500, 47 percent said they were either very interested, or somewhat interested in working in a technology related field.
Some reasons these medical professionals want to work in tech are their substance of work is more intriguing, their total compensation would be hire, they would be working in a better atmosphere and their work life balance would be much more balanced than if they were in the medical field.
Other insights from the LinkedIn’s survey found that 25 percent of medical professionals feel that their peers only transfer to tech based jobs for money, and completely disregard their passion. Another 48 percent of physicians and pharmacists in the U.S. believe the technology industry has such an incredible appeal, it’s hard for some professionals to turn offers down.