Switching to CP only and TM - job market?

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During residency I have found that I really like Transfusion Medicine, and want to eventually practice TM exclusively. Does anybody have any info on the job market for TM? I only know what I've seen at my institution. The recent fellows here have all gotten jobs which they really enjoy. One is part-time with ARC and two others are fulltime with private blood centers. I would appreciate any additional info. Thanks!
 

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Hey Toby 2 -
I think there is definitly job security with TM (unlike everything else in CP) - once you do a fellowship you can work at a BB or in academics. I don't know how much they pay, but I think the hours are nice -
 

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You should start adopting a bizarre personality trait now. It seems like an important thing to have if you're a BBer, judging from the ones that I have worked with.
 

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You should start adopting a bizarre personality trait now. It seems like an important thing to have if you're a BBer, judging from the ones that I have worked with.

Which bizarre traits do you think are most applicable to the specialty?
 

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I have heard sketchy things about the TM only job market. Of course if you're a researcher you can likely be competitive for an academic job. But if you're not, you're depending on private practice and industry most likely. And I haven't heard great things about these jobs - a lot seem to be based on cronyism and connections. (Rumors)
 
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