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You’ve decided to dedicate your life to caring for others. Now it’s time to choose where you want to focus. What do you see for your future? What do you want out of your career and life? It’s a lot to think about. No worries, the ACR is here to help you make the choice!
Arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases tremendously affect the wellbeing of nearly 50 million Americans. Arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems are the #1 cause of disability in America. The latest figures regarding arthritis and other rheumatic diseases show that they led to $127.8 billion in medical costs in the U.S., nearly a quarter more than the $104 billion in costs for cancer care.
Over the next year ten years, the demand for rheumatology services is expected to increase by 46 percent. It is expected that the number of practicing rheumatologists will only increase by 1.2 percent. This workforce shortage issue amongst the rheumatology profession has a negative impact on both rheumatology healthcare professionals and most importantly - patient outcomes. However, you can make a difference my choosing rheumatology as your specialty. There is no better time than now to enter the rheumatology field. With today’s modern treatments, rheumatologists are able to better care for their patients than ever before.
Learn more about the required training to become a rheumatologist, career opportunities and scholarship and awards.
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Rheumatologists love being rheumatologists! Rheumatology can be a very challenging, yet rewarding career option for you. Here are major lifestyle benefits.
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