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Ophtho in metro-Chicago?

Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by m3unsure, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. m3unsure

    m3unsure Junior Member
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    Apr 12, 2006
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    Hey everyone,

    I was talking it over with a fellow, and he said that ophtho is taking a big hit from the outsiders a.k.a ODs. He said a general ophthalmologist starts at only 90k in cities (at least Chitown). What the heck is that? I understand people like to say the generic "do what you love," but that is low as #$#) for 8 years of training. Does anyone else know some "real" starting salaries? I would find it hard to believe people would practically pursure something like this. I know reimbursements will continue to drop, but this is crazy place to start, especially if I have to consider taking care of my parents. Thanks ahead of time for the input.
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  3. mattie113

    mattie113 totally awesome
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    that is a tad bit low but not completely unusual for gen optho in a big city. try this link to find starting salaries for various levels of training: https://secure3.aao.org/professionalchoices/search.cfm?

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