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Discussion in 'PM&R' started by docmani, Aug 5, 2003.

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  1. docmani

    docmani Senior Member

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    does anyone know how the job market is after residency? for pain management? what is the starting salary for rehab? for subspecialties?....thanks
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    Private> Academics
    with Subspeciality> without

    Base PMR: private: 120-170 K
    BasePMR ; academic 100-120K
    Base pain academic: 120K with insentives
    Base pain non academic: 140-170 with insentives
    Base pain in ortho group: depends on other skills ( ?EMG)

    Difference btw east and west: yes
    Most salary: south and midwest

    Other subspecialities: just about the same as base pain academic

    Market: good for MS doc with EMG and pain skils (multi

    Market good for general PMR doc for inpt

    market fair for SCI (based on journal watch)
    Market fair for academic jobs
    Market better for private practice jobs
    Market poor: east coast
    Market better Midwest /south


    Who has the best chance of gettint the job?
    1- Locals
    2- Graduates of Better schools
    3- Pain Felows MS/EMG/Pain combo jobs both private and academic. Also Spine fellows do well here.
    4- SCI fellows for SCI jobs
    5- TBI fellow and other sub-speciality jobs for the sub-speciality jobs

    6--Good resume
    7-Good supporting faculty
    8-Interviewing skills


    good luck to all future applicants,
  3. docmani

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    thanks for the reply...but those salaries seem a little bit on the lower end..i mean i have read that pain fellows/sci/msk can earn as much as >200,000 is that inaccurate or does it just depend on geographic area/isolated instances,etc? how is the west coast in general?
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    these are starting salary out of residency/fellowship. once you are established, and with more experience, the salary will go up.
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    I agree with the general salary ranges posted. I think that the trick is to be "well-rounded." The demand these days is for outpatient PM&R, but I've heard that inpatient jobs are plentiful and going begging. The salaries in the inpatient arena are beginning to bump a little. Personally, my ideal situation would be a small inpatient practice (say medical directorship of a small inpatient rehab unit) combined with an outpatient MSK/pain practice. The inpatient side of things provides steady income and the MSK/pain side can be developed to reflect one's own personal interests skills and optimal payor mix.
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    Rehabdoc,

    You mentioned that the market is poor in the East Coast. Which states, specifically in the East, have a poor market? It seems like NY would be one of them, especially with the disparity of the quality of PM&R programs within the state.

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