The Wall Street Journal, December 6, 2010

Is colorectal surgery a family-friendly career?

Research discussed at a workplace-flexibility conference earlier this week suggests it is. As our colleagues at the Juggle report, Harvard economics professor Claudia Goldin said that lucrative jobs that are more amenable to family life are drawing in women. That includes colorectal surgery, “because of rapid growth in routine colonoscopies that can be scheduled in advance, giving doctors control over their time,” the Juggle reports.

(Commenters have pointed out, however, that the specialty requires a lot of training, which means women may find it tough to carve out time to actually have kids.)

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