America needs pediatricians + ENTs.
Due to the rising number of children with chronic health problems, the pediatric shortage that we currently face is only going to intensify. With a shortage also comes much longer wait times, meaning children and their families aren’t able receive timely care.
Here’s a quick glance at the coming pediatric crisis:
- The field of pediatricians is expected to rise in demand by 15 percent between now and 2026.
- The average salary of a pediatrician is $212,000 a year and has increased 5 percent since 2017.
The average wait time to see an otolaryngologist is 2.3 weeks – one of the highest average wait times of surgical specialties.
- Since 2014 there has been a steady decline in otolaryngology applications of medical students across the country.
Pediatricians and otolaryngologists are an essential group of physicians to children and their families. Without them, they don’t have access to high-quality care. Let’s help your facility prepare.
Sources: American Academy of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Association, ENT Today, Medscape, U.S. Department of Labor