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Proctologist

Odds of Getting In

We're a family site. We are so not going there.

Fortunately for you, people everywhere keep putting crap into their bodies. Our appalling eating habits mean continued gastrointestinal problems, increased risk for cancer, and bowel movements of all shapes, colors and sizes.

For this reason, the industry will continue to grow, and proctologists will be more in demand. The field is competitive because of the salary, but the need for more doctors to heal our ailing behinds will override that difficulty.

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