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According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment for physicians is expected to grow faster than the average for all careers through 2028. However, job prospects for pediatricians are less favorable, with only 2 percent growth expected during the same timeframe. "New technologies, such as improved information technologies or remote monitoring, are expected to allow physicians to treat more patients in the same amount of time," the publication explains. "If adopted, new technologies can reduce the number of physicians who would be needed to complete the same tasks. In addition, physician assistants and nurse practitioners can do many of the routine duties of physicians and may be used to reduce costs at hospitals and doctor’s offices."

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