1. PreHippocrates

    Looking for what college mental health jobs are like

    Hey everyone, Please let me know if this is talked about elsewhere, but I couldn't find another thread. Background: I'm a PGY3 in the Northeast, and will be staring my 2-year CAP fellowship this summer. I'm interested in practicing in the Pacific NW after fellowship. I have a growing family...
  2. V

    Vascular surgery starting salary

    Starting to look for jobs after vascular integrated residency and considering moving home to PA. I know there are geographical considerations. I plan to work at a non academic center, but not a small one. It’s ok if they have surgery residents etc.. Does anyone know what someone new could pull...
  3. Treaty of Dorsi

    Salary poll to help prospects and current pod students

    I have seen many threads about salary and the overall consensus is ask podiatrists near you or check MGMA. This forum has been great and has helped me in making my decision to pursue podiatry. However, given the pandemic, it will be difficult to 'ask a podiatrist near you' and so I figured a...
  4. CrossCassowary

    Pathologist salary

    How much do pathologists actually make without a PhD? I went into vet school wanting to be an anatomic pathologist, but now that it's time to apply, I'm having cold feet because I'm worried about finances. I have ~250k debt. I want to be able to pay back my student loans and start living life...
  5. Clippersfaneyecare

    Help! Starting to Reconsider Optometry...Dont know what to do

    Sup guys, so I have been accepted into SUNY Optometry Class of 2024 but have been reading about all the negatives about the optometry profession for months even though I like the profession but now am not completely sure if I should go through with it. I was pre-dental and actually turned down a...
  6. B

    What don't I know? IM physician, first job in a Skilled Nursing facility in Dallas area

    Hello folks, I'm hoping to get your perspective and feedback about working in a skilled nursing facility on 1099 basis. I'm new IM residency grad and this would be my first job post-residency. What's the salary range for this kind of job in Dallas (read Plano, North Dallas suburbs)? Does...
  7. O

    Fellowship Salary?

    How do you make it work? Many of the best fellowships pay below poverty line for anyone with a family. Does moonlighting even come close to making up for it? Are those fellowships just off the table for individuals with a family? It seems a little ridiculous to be paid like you’re working for...
  8. Doolitto

    Vet Tech or Veterinarian

    First I want to begin by saying I'm fully aware that this is a personal decision requiring hands on experience and shadowing to determine. I'm reaching out to the community for Your opinions on whether someone who has no interest in surgery should trouble themselves with the debt, time, and...
  9. Jas2188

    MGMA 2018

    Hi, Can some one that has access share MGMA 2018 data here. Also, I will be out of residency this June 2019 and will be negotiating my contract in the next few weeks. What percentage (25%, 50%, 75% or Mean) of MGMA reported salary for my specialty should I target during negotiations. Recruiters...
  10. S

    Medical degree plus MSW or better to get PHD/PsyD

    Hi, I have a medical degree ( DO) and having hard time getting into psychiatry ( super competitive) . But really only thing I really enjoyed in my current family medicine residency is counseling others. However the thought of the all the years I have to spend in Phd or the amount extra debt I...
  11. P

    Walgreens Pharmacist Salary

    I recently interviewed for walgreens and everything went well. However, I was shocked at how low the salary is compared to what I have been hearing. I am a recent grad and this will be my first job. The interviewer told me i would be getting $52 an hour. I did some research and the avg is $56...
  12. thejangler2013

    $$$...Help me, Rural ED Hourly Rate, what is appropriate? (ed boarded)

    Hello Everyone I am a 3rd EM resident in good standing who is applying to Rural Emergency Departments in the upper midwest. Time for a real job!. I am focusing on rural emergency departments on the lower side of volume range. Ex 9k-14k patients per year with mostly 12 and 24 hours shifts...
  13. beyoutiful_sunshine


    Hi, I'm considering possibly doing a neuro residency once I complete my DPT. This is just a thought for now, and I am still in the 2nd year of my program so I have more time to think about it, but I just wanted to hear from some people who have completed residencies or who have considered it...
  14. P

    PA student seeking advice

    Hi, everyone! First time posting here. I'm seeking advice on a big career switch I've recently been pondering (for the better part of most days, lately). I started PA school 3 months ago and am having some major doubts about the profession. Taking a step back, I'm 29 years old with an MPH...
  15. D

    Dermatology Job Market

    Is dermatology likely to be a field in which I can be successful over the next 35 years?
  16. S

    How to make $$$ in ObGyn with still a few hours to spare

    Is it possible to make a very nice salary and have a good schedule and time for vacation in ObGyn? ObGyn has a bad rep for lifestyle and isn’t regarded as a top earning speciality in the same way as Ophtho, Plastics, etc. Given it’s poor rep for lifestyle and just mediocre rep for payscale...
  17. P

    California pay rates

    Hi all, What is the current typical hourly compensation for board certified EM docs (with experience) in the Inland Empire area, and in the greater LA area? Which area is the highest paying in California? Also, any concerns with some of the big groups/CMGs like EMA, Vituity, VEP, etc? Any...
  18. M

    Needing advice!!!!

    Hi, I am beginning my MSW in the fall and having SERIOUS doubts. I have worked in the mental healthcare field for over four years- a good deal of that time in case management roles, and I am feeling beyond burnt out. Even feeling bitter and taken advantage of by clients using our services. I’m...
  19. LindaAccepted

    Medical Which One is Right for Me? PA vs. NP vs. Medical School

    Why do you want to become a Physician Assistant (PA)? Why not a nurse practitioner or physician? To help you answer this question in more depth, I’m providing a direct comparison of these three educational and professional options by focusing on three specific programs. Using information from...
  20. L

    Let's Talk Salaries

    Sorry if this is the wrong section to discuss this topic in- I didn't see anything else that seemed more 'off topic' than any other ones. I know, it's quite taboo to discuss salaries in the medical profession. I 100% agree that people going into the medical field should do it out of passion...
  21. O

    Rhinology first-year attending salary, NYC?

    Hi I know this is super specific, but does anyone have any benchmarks (or even a guess/estimate) for the first-year salary one could expect in NYC/Westchester coming out of a competitive rhinology fellowship? Just curious!
  22. M


    How common is it to get reimbursed per unit? Is this type of pay exclusive to home health?
  23. prehealthboi

    Experience post dental school?

    Hello, I am a prospective dental student and have been on the pre-med/pre-dental fence for a while now. I am going to start shadowing a general dentist next week but after doing some research on dentistry, I am starting to consider some other factors as in the demand and lifestyle of a general...
  24. NeedleDrivers

    Know Your Worth?

    hey guys, So one of the most stressful questions asked in job interviews is the 'expected pay' portion of the discussion. For me, its really difficult to evaluate my worth-so how do you evaluate and compare yourselves to the industry standard? I've discussed with recent graduates in my area...
  25. C

    VET school worth it ?

    I appreciate all the feedback and input, Thank you. My question has been answered.
  26. M

    Are locums rates really declining?

    I am thinking of quitting and doing locums for a bit, mainly for scheduling reasons. I keep seeing posts that locums rates are declining. Would anyone care to elaborate? Veers? Emergent? Bueller?
  27. CornIsMyJob

    Salary for Dentists in Germany

    I don't know if I'm in the right forum or not but I'll post a thread regardless. I've recently looked into studying dentistry in Germany but only now am I looking into the salary of dentists in the country and it's rather disappointing. Is there a reason why I'm only seeing that dentists are...
  28. Rawmeo

    How much $$ do you guys make ?

    Hello, the title says it all. Practice setting and work hours/week ? I am a Urologist from outside the usa
  29. studentcounselor

    Licensed Professional counseling prospects

    I am currently entering the internship phase of my LPC program, though I am excited about graduating and starting my career, I am a feeling a little discouraged. I currently work in the field as a therapeutic day treatment counselor, and I enjoy it. However, I am looking forward to being able...
  30. procrastin8r

    PhD/PsyD Negotiating Postdoc Salary

    Greetings! Does anyone have any advice on the etiquette of negotiating for a higher post doc salary? I am thinking: unofficial, clinically-focused post docs. That said, I would appreciate input on other types of post docs (official, research-focused, etc.). This seems to be a gap in my program's...
  31. K

    Why aren't Optometrists considered specialists?

    Its been bothering me for some time now, perhaps someone can explain, but why aren't optometrists treated the same way medical professionals/general public treat dentists? Aren't they both parallel to each other in the sense that dentists focus on oral health and optometrists focus on visual/eye...
  32. A

    Are Hem/Onc docs paid less than hospitalists in general?

    I heard from a current Hem/Onc fellow that hospitalists are paid higher than Hem/Onc specialists. I thought Hem/Onc had greater salaries, almost on par with Pulm/Crit and Cardiology, so I was just wondering how far was true. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  33. S

    Job interview most awkward question: "How much do you want to make?"

    I was recently interviewed at a private practice orthopedic group, and to my surprise was asked point-blank, "So how much do want to make?" I was caught quite off guard (though I probably shouldn't have been), and in my moment of fluster, spat out what the previous residents' offers were. So, to...
  34. F

    Canadian Optometry Income

    Hello all! Sorry, for the long question, but I hope some can lend an ear and give me some insight. I have been researching Optometry for a very long time, and of particular concern is the income of ODs. The problem is, the vast majority of the stuff I have seen is American Statistics. Canadian...
  35. F

    Canadian Optometry Income

    Hello all! Sorry, for the long question, but I hope some can lend an ear and give me some insight. I have been researching Optometry for a very long time, and of particular concern is the income of ODs. The problem is, the vast majority of the stuff I have seen is American Statistics. Canadian...
  36. O

    Salary considerations for Otolaryngology

    Hi all, I'll start by saying that yes, I fully realize and agree that choosing a path in medicine should not be a purely or primarily income-driven decision. Please no replies saying that if this is what's important to me I shouldn't be a physician at all, etc. etc. Thanks :) That said, as I'm...
  37. heysexylady

    Work rvu for outpatient psychiatry

    Quick question. For the Midwest (Illinois) would you consider 45 per wRvu low to be low for outpatient if you are seeing both child and adult.
  38. B

    Radiology Market Consolidation

    Can you guys address the move toward consolidation of radiologists becoming employees of major health systems? Can this lead to centralized reading centers, where fewer radiologists cover multiple outpatient imaging sites and maybe even low volume community hospitals owned by the health system...
  39. lohy121

    Thinking about Vet Med

    Hello everyone. I am very new to the whole veterinary scene. I am a freshman in college and have recently started considering becoming a vet. I have always been interested in medicine and I love animals so I feel like it would be a very good job for me. I just have a few questions about it. What...
  40. S

    Any LCSW's out there making 80-100K? Please share your experiences.

    Hi I am entering into an MSW program and want to eventually get my LCSW...I am in NYS area. However, I have a wife/kids, debt and would appreciate those within the field that are making a good salary within the field 80-100K etc. to share how they got to that point in their career (what areas of...