Training in family medicine gives a physician the flexibility to adapt to different practice environments. Family medicine physicians work in multispecialty group practices and in solo practice settings. More than 80% of family medicine physicians choose to have hospital privileges. Some limit their practice to an emergency department or work exclusively within the hospital. Many family medicine physicians provide care in a combination of settings. They may work full-time or part-time. They may work within a managed care plan or a group for a set salary, or they may run their own business. Family medicine physicians may pursue careers in public health, government, academia, and political office.