Physicians Bring Economic Health to our Communities

Physicians’ impact is felt far beyond the exam room, reaching through local communities, producing a network of jobs and spurring local investment.

View the 2018 AMA Economic Impact Study to learn more about the contributions physicians make to the health of the economy.

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United States

736,873 Total Number of Physicians Providing Patient Care

Jobs

12.6 Million Total Jobs
Supported by Physicians
3.5 Million Direct Jobs
Supported by Physicians
9 Million Indirect Jobs
Supported by Physicians
17.1 Average Jobs
Supported by Each Physician

Economic Activity

$2.3 Trillion Total Economic Activity
Generated By Physicians
$3.2 Million Average Economic Total
Generated by Each Physician
$821.6 Billion Direct Economic Activity
Generated by Physicians
$1.5 Trillion Indirect Economic Activity
Generated by Physicians
13% Gross State Product
 

Wages & Benefits

$1 Trillion Total Wages & Benefits
Supported by Physicians
$559.6 Billion Direct Wages & Benefits
Supported by Physicians
$485.2 Billion Indirect Wages & Benefits
Supported by Physicians
$1.4 Million Average Wages & Benefits
Supported by Each Physician

State & Local Tax Revenue

$92.9 Billion Total State and Local Tax Revenue Generated by Physicians
 
$126,129 Average Total Taxes
Per Physician

Download the complete study

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