There are multiple areas of Cardiology that doctors chose such interventional, Electrophysiology (EP), Heart Failure, or general Cardiology. Interventionalists can have long hours in the cath lab sometimes depending on the procedure and how it is going. EPs can have long hours in cath lab as well putting in Pacemakers, defibrillators, or doing ablations.
Then you have your clinic days and time, stress testing days, reading echos, and interpreting EKGs. Then you have your rounds at hospitals typically.
It is over 50 hours /week typically and some work well over 60 if they are busy and especially if they are a skilled Cardiologist.
I worked in Cardiology for many years and hearts are my love!!
Hope you are getting answers you need to make your decision. Good luck!
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