We’re living longer these days. Our country’s population is steadily growing. And, with the passage of 2010′s Affordable Care Act, health insurance is increasingly available to Americans. While all of these facts are positive, there is a potentially concerning factor we must consider as a result: An impending shortage in family doctors.
Employment opportunities for doctors are expected to expand 24% by 2020. But no one ever said becoming and remaining a doctor was a walk in the park. Years of school and residency may seem daunting, and illustrate how intense a doctor’s dedication is to their profession and to helping the lives of others. So what does it take to attain that lofty position? This infographic by Soliant shows you.
Health – or the absence of it – is one of America’s primary concerns. However, as obsessed as we are with our health, we often fare poorly when it comes to maintaining it. We avoid sharing personal problems with our primary care providers and sometimes even neglect going to the doctor at all. Why aren’t we taking care of ourselves and even more importantly, how can this be fixed?