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