Facebook and Google have offered some of the highest individual salaries of up to $2 million this year. But like the tech skills gap, medicine in the US, too, has gaping holes. The US is expected to experience a shortage of up to nearly 122,000 physicians by 2032, as per the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Due to this growing demand, the highest average salaries by H-1B employers are all offered by healthcare players.

Scores of these immigrant doctors are on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. Recently, the US even relaxed some rigid location and employer specifications for H-1B visa-holders to allow immigrant physicians to service patients via telemedicine so they can help overburdened facilities.

However, they’re not secure in America still.

Much of this workforce is at the mercy of the Donald Trump administration, which has been cracking down on the H-1B programme for years now. Many are worried that if they fall sick or die while serving patients, their dependent families will immediately face deportation.

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