Definitely but surgery has more control over how they practice than we do. So if you are ok with the field, its probably not that bad. Eg you dont have to do 12 hr flaps as a surgeon. Also you can sit, dont have to stand.Agree that surgery is the easiest way into guaranteed money and control over one's career. However, not everyone would enjoy or even would tolerate the proceduralist lifestyle/job. I know a lot of people, including myself, who would rather quit medicine than stand there for 10-12 hours a day doing a neck dissection.
But that doesn't mean that one cannot make large sums of money even in this environment outside of surgery. Physician owned medical groups are still out there, and unless there is massive overhaul to the medical system, most will be viable in the foreseeable future. If you're partner in one of these groups, then your income potential is rather high. The high earners in these MD owned (non-surgical) groups make bank.
Most important thing for med students picking a field outside of surgery is knowing the supply and demand. If you're considering a patient facing specialty and your supply is low, then you'll be safe and will have huge opportunity to be prosperous. For now.
There's also a huge demand for surgeons. It takes longer to train surgeons than anesthesiologists, and with people getting older and sicker, more surgeries are needed.