Money isn't everything, but it is an important aspect of a job. When you begin your physician job search, think about your financial needs at this point in your medical career. Do you need to make as much money as possible in your next physician job to pay off school loans or save for a home? Or are you willing to trade less money for a part-time position that is more family-friendly?
Talk to a physician recruiter about your financial criteria, and he or she can answer your questions, including questions about salaries. Keep in mind that salaries for physicians vary by specialty, but they also vary by location. If you live in a major metropolitan area, the salary will likely reflect the higher cost of living, but you need to take housing and commuting costs into account, too.
Physician recruitment firms can take the stress out of your job search by identifying appropriate job options based on your financial needs.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|