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8 Things to Know About Gastroenterologist Employment

Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
Written by Carrie Pallardy |

The American Gastroenterological Association and HEALTHeCAREERs have partnered to create the 2014 Gastroenterology Employment Fact Sheet. Here are eight things to know about demand for GI specialties and gastroenterologist salary.

Specialty demand

•    In 2013, general gastroenterology, followed by pediatric and hepatology were the most in-demand specialties.
•    Job postings for general gastroenterology rose 2 percent from 2012 to 2013.
•    Though not typically a high in-demand specialty, job posting for gastroenterology surgery rose 50 percent from 2012 to 2013.

Interested employers

•    Practice management/consulting firms, hospital/health systems and healthcare search firms exhibited the greatest increase in gastroenterologist job postings.

Location

•    Between 2012 and 2013, job postings in South Carolina rose 78 percent, 73 percent in Ohio, 57 percent in Indiana, 27 percent in California and 25 percent in Illinois.

Salary

•    Gastroenterology ranks fourth among highest paid physicians specialties, with an average salary of $441,421.
•    The Northwest region has the highest compensated gastroenterologists, with an average salary of $498,000.
•    The Mid-Atlantic region has the lowest gastroenterologist compensation, with an average salary of $311,000.

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