This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International License. If your dream is to become a doctor, one day, as an adult, you'll want to look at our list of the most respected medical specialties among physicians, to make sure you choose the right specialty in which you'll thrive and be recognized. Being a doctor is now a distant dream for you. You still need to go through your high school, college degrees, or just your residency.
Wherever you are in your education, it's always good to think about what kind of doctor you want to be. Do you see yourself as a surgeon, operating on patients for hours? As a private doctor, where do you learn to know everything about your patients? As a pediatrician? In addition to earning enough money to be able to pay off student debt and continue to live, it's good to know that medical specialists are generally highly respected. Doctors tend to respect the professional opinion of other doctors, but there are some medical specialties that they will consider with greater respect, even though they make fun of each other most of the time behind each other's backs. And, of course, they consider their own specialty to be the best there is.
But some specialties rank higher on the respect scale than others. In order to reveal to you which medical specialties are the best among physicians, we read several studies on medical students' specialty choices, on the specialties of medical prestige in the National Library of Medicine, and on the lifestyles of physicians in general in MedScape. We even checked the Quora and doctor forums to see what they had to say on the subject. In addition to earning enough money to be able to pay off student debt and continue to live, it's good to know that medical specialists are generally highly respected.
Medical practices are becoming more complex and require more administrative help and that's just the beginning. Family medicine is the specialty dedicated to the comprehensive medical treatment of patients of all ages.