Safest & Riskiest Small Businesses

Physician's Money Digest, February15 2003, Volume 10, Issue 3

Some of today's physicians might doubt that their profession is profitable enough to provide for a comfortable retirement. As challenging as their job seems, however, physicians should be encouraged to find that their profession is one of the safest—meaning, it has one of the best chances at success. Indeed, among the top 10 safest small US businesses, 4 are in the health care realm. According to, the following is a list of the 10 safest businesses and the 10 riskiest businesses in the United States: