Top Articles from 2013

Let it never be said that Physician's Money Digest doesn't follow its own advice to spend time at the end of the year to look back and reflect. Here are the articles from 2013 that had the most traffic.

Let it never be said that Physician's Money Digest doesn't follow its own advice to spend time at the end of the year to look back and reflect. In that tradition, we're looking back at the articles from 2013 with the most traffic, so you can catch any that you may have missed throughout the year.

Maybe it’s because humans just can’t help wondering if the grass is really greener on the other side, or simply that we never have the time—no matter the real reason, all of Physician’s Money Digest’s top trafficked articles of the year were lists. So here’s another one for you: the top articles on PMD from 2013.

10. 7 Mistakes to Avoid on Your 2012 Tax Return

These tips may have been for last year’s tax season, but they all still apply for this year. And now that 2013 is drawing to a close, you should start compiling all of your documents and getting ready for this year’s taxes.

9. Safest 2012 Cars under $30,000

Safety s one of the top concerns for car buyers, and J.D. Power and Associates proved that you don’t necessarily need to spend a fortune to get it. All the cars on this list received both a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a “Top Safety Pick” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety — and they won’t break the bank.

8. 10 Most Stolen Luxury Cars

A car is a big purchase, and getting it stolen can be devastating. Unfortunately, the West is a clear hot spot for stolen vehicles, according to data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Does your car attract the attention of car thieves?

7. Least Stressful Medical Industry Jobs

The health care industry is going through a lot of changes and almost everyone is feeling the stress, especially as the Affordable Care Act is implemented. However, even if you’re feeling the stress, doesn’t mean you have to leave health care altogether—there are some jobs in the medical industry with strong positive job growth and little stress.

6. Best Medical Schools in America

After all the schooling it takes to become a physician, it’s no surprise that they have such pride for their alma maters. The top medical schools in America is an annual list that always does well (and almost always has the same school sitting at the top).

5. Best-Paying Health Care Jobs for Women

While wage increases have been slow since before the recession, things have been more difficult for women as the gender wage gap widened in the beginning of the year, according to Forbes.

However, the good news is that health care jobs are among those that pay women the most.

4. The Highest and Lowest Paid Specialties

Humans are competitive and it must be nice to look at a list like this and see that your specialty is among the highest paid. But, then, it must sure rankle to find out you’re on the bottom. The good news, though, is that physicians’ income is on the rise, for the most part.

The data also revealed how physician compensation varies by geographical area in the U.S. and just how much less women physicians make compared to their male counterparts.

3. The Most Burned Out Specialties

Let’s be realistic, all physicians are burned out these days thanks to more regulations, changing technology to implement, the Affordable Care Act and the physician shortage. But perhaps it’s nice to see that your specialty doesn’t have it the worst. (Or maybe you want vindication that it’s not just you, but your whole specialty feels burned out.)

The Medscape survey from April didn’t just identify the most burned out specialties, it revealed the top causes of burnout and broke it down by gender and age.

2. 10 Worst States to Retire

Retirement is a huge part of your life, and articles about the so-called “Golden Years” always garner a lot of traffic on PMD. There’s so much uncertainty (and so few people are really prepared financially), that many feel the need to devour as much information and advice as possible.

In this case, we (and Bankrate.com) let you know the worst states to retire, based on factors like cost of living, access to medical care and state taxes. Basically what the list revealed is that pretty, tourist-attracting states are not the ideal locations to retire in.

1. Global Ranking of Medical Universities

Sure, we know how American medical universities rank against one another, but how do they rank globally? Well, it turns out that the top American medical school is also the top medical school in the world.