810 workers Employment Size. 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share. 53 hours Average full-time.
While medical science itself is a highly competitive and challenging discipline, cardiology is, with the possible exception of neurology, the most difficult sub-discipline that comes to mind. Hence, even among doctors, only the most competitive and capable go on to become cardiologists.
There were about 22,058 active U.S. cardiologists in 2015, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. A Health Affairs report showed the demand for cardiologists will increase as much as 18 percent annually between 2013 and 2025 amid the aging population and growing disease burden in the U.S. 5.Jul 25, 2018