January 24th, 2013
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Once you have obtained a medical degree and gone through all the requirements to practice medicine, there are many routes that you can follow. Potential physician jobs include: paediatrics oncology, psychiatry, family practice, neurology, urology, surgery, and much more. New advances have created expanded opportunities in fields like bioengineering, and biotechnology. In addition, there is also non-clinical teaching, medical journalism, pharmaceutical, research, administration, and many private medical technology firms.
The medical field is one of the fastest growing professions right now. New medical technologies are creating more and more jobs for physicians who are willing to specialize, and an ever-growing population will ensure that the need for physician jobs will not be reduced.
What Are My Prospects, Once I Have Completed My Residency?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s latest report, the demand for physicians will increase by 24% from now, until 2020. This is based on projections that OBAMACARE will increase the services and availability of medical services to more people, as well as the continued expansion of heath-care-related industries such as biotechnology.
As the population ages, it is expected that there will be an increased demand for health-care services, especially in age-sensitive fields such as cardiology and geriatrics. People are living longer, which means there will be a need for more physicians. However, even though the over-all demand for medical services may increase, the dynamics are likely to change somewhat.
New technologies may allow physicians to treat more patients in the same amount of time, resulting in less demand for physicians. Advances like remote LASER surgery over the internet may reduce the need for as many surgeons. Also, more and more duties are being delegated to Nurse Practitioners and Certified Medical Assistants. But, other new advances are creating new fields and new specialities for physicians, so it is expected to balance out.
What Kind Of Physician Job Opportunities Will There Be?
Most of the growth will benefit doctors who are willing practice in rural and low-income areas, where, in the past, it has been difficult to attract physicians. There will also be greatly increased opportunities in specialized fields, especially in cardiology and neurology. The opportunities are virtually unlimited for physicians who are willing to specialize in new technologies such as genetics, bioengineering, research, and environmental medicine.
What Kind Of Pay Can I Expect as a Physician?
Physicians / physician jobs are some of the highest-paid professional, and this is not expected to change. Primary Care Physicians can expect an average of over $200,000.00 annually, and specialists can expect anywhere from $350,000.00 to over $400,000.00 per year. Here are a few projected salaries from the U.S. Department of Labor for 2013:
• Family Practice-$189,402.00
• General Surgery-$#43,948.00
• Internal Medicine-$205,379.00
Physician Jobs pay is variable with the amount of experience you have, and where you decide to practice.
In America, health-care is a 2.5 trillion dollar industry that continues to grow and expand. It represents more than 15% of our GNP (Gross National Product). It is a major catalyst for innovation, creativity, and industry. As things stand right now, there will be an abundance of opportunities for new physicians to take advantage of for a long time to come.