12. Psychiatry & Mental Health
On the bottom of our list of 12 medical specialties with best quality of life is the specialty that suffers from the lowest burnout rate of 42 percent. The severity of burnouts for Psychiatry & Mental Health is 4. Happiness at work is 37 percent, happiness outside of work is 66 percent. Having a private practice seems like a very good opportunity to have control over how much and when you work. Not having night shifts, not waking up early for some surgery, not having to cut people open, really the only downside is that you will make less money, but even so still a fair amount.