Some pod residencies in NY pay more than 50K a year (I read around 60K for a few). So if you take a job offer making less than you would during residency, then yes, you are an idiot.I heard that NY and NJ is so saturated with podiatrists that I wouldn't be making much out of residency. And everyone is struggling to find a job. What do u think? Is this true? I'll be making around 50 out of residency?
there will maybe MAYBE be 3-4 helpful responses and most other people here are going to be rude...just a warningI never said i'll accept a job with 50..I'm asking about the field out there. How is the podiatry field in NY and NJ after residency? Is it so saturated with podiatrists? What offerings do u get right after residency?
I'm not very sure how many posters here are practicing or doing their training in the NY/NJ area but if you don't get the responses you're looking for then I recommend that you contact some docs or residents through the APMA website and maybe they can give you a better or clearer picture. From my limited knowledge about the area, I do know that the scope of practice in NY is limited to the foot but NJ is expanded to the ankle (as is the case with most of the states in this country). Hope this helps.I never said i'll accept a job with 50..I'm asking about the field out there. How is the podiatry field in NY and NJ after residency? Is it so saturated with podiatrists? What offerings do u get right after residency?
It's just that I've seen some of your posts and your questions are overly dramatic. Of course, worry about pay, etc., but look at reliable sources - not hearsay. And your post about "how hard is podiatry school?", is offensive since as a podiatrist, you will be a physician and a surgeon. You will take a scalpel and make incisions into patients who trusts in your skills, judgement, and education. Pod school is not easy. It is not less than med school. You have the same responsibilities. Your treatments, including medications you prescribe could kill somebody. It needs to be hard and if you're concerned with how hard it is, or how much it might influence your lifestyle, it is probably not for you.I never said i'll accept a job with 50..I'm asking about the field out there. How is the podiatry field in NY and NJ after residency? Is it so saturated with podiatrists? What offerings do u get right after residency?
its not very often we hear about starting salaries first hand. usually it is "i know a guy who made x amount of money his first year" etc. thanksI made $145k plus sign-on bonus, moving expenses, plus all benefits, for my first year. Then subsequent years for me are determined by productivity (which have been substantially more). Most reliable surveys are in the $180k range by the time you are 3-5 years out of residency.
I did not understand a word you said.This isn't any of my business, but won't things/places change in several years anyway? Plus the regions of the country pods earn best is another indicator, when time comes to worry about jobs areas. Also, you need to go where THEY offer you a job not create your own offer in an area just because you claim you "want/like it now". It's like 50 years from when you need to decide anyway. I always wonder about people who put the cart before the horse only to end up as landscapers or truck drivers, instead of their "supposed" residency of choice in blah, blah, blah, field of medicine/healthcare. Its hysterical reading these longshot posts though. A good laugh.
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