Which physicians are happier at home and at work? Medscape's 2014 Physician Lifestyle Report published the percentage of responding physicians who reported their happiness at home and at work as "very happy" and "extremely happy."
Source: Medscape Physician Lifestyle Report 2014
Dermatology and Ophthalmology had the highest percentage of physicians reporting their happiness at home as very to extremely happy. Infectious Disease and Critical Care were at the bottom of this spectrum. The spread in between these two groups was pretty tight and relatively close together.
When at work, more Dermatologists were content compared to any other specialty. Looking at the spread, with the exception of Dermatology, the other fields were pretty much the same. The combination of high compensation, low malpractice, low work hours, high overall satisfaction, low burnout, and happiness at home and work makes Dermatology by far the #1 lifestyle specialty.