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The physicians on this list are in high demand and commanding ever-larger salaries, at least according to a new survey from Merritt Hawkins. Data were compiled based on 3,287 physician and advanced practitioner recruiting assignments by the firm from April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017.
The most in-demand physician on he list has commanded the top spot for the 11th straight year, and its salary has risen 15 percent since 2015. It's not the highest paid position on the list, however. That honor typically goes to the specialists.
More than 90 percent of physicians are recruited into employed, rather than independent, practice settings, the survey found. And physician practice owners are no longer the majority.
Meanwhile, the physician shortage deepened, according to Merritt Hawkins, and not just in rural areas -- many shortages are occurring in areas with populations of 100,000 or more.
That's part of why the physicians on this list are in such high demand. Scroll through the slides to see which positions made it.