Salary + Job Growth
As of May 2022, the average salary for someone working in Addiction Medicine is $178,897 per year, or around $86 per hour. By the year 2030, this role is expected to grow by 23% by the year 2030. With that being said, your salary can vary greatly based on your experience level and your location. The majority of positions in Addiction Medicine have salaries ranging from $103,500 to $270,000.
A major benefit of working in Addiction Medicine is that the field is ever-growing. There is an abundance of people who require medical care as a result of their struggles. The COVID-19 pandemic increased the need for care of all kinds, including Addiction Medicine.
Some skills that a physician practicing Addiction Medicine should have are compassion, interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, and communication skills.
While working in Addiction Medicine, your job duties will include things such as treating patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms, physical and mental treatment to prevent relapse, and treatment of infectious diseases as a result of addiction.
In this role, you can expect to work in practice settings such as ambulatory care, acute care, long-term care facilities, psychiatric settings, and residential facilities such as nursing homes.
Some physicians choose to participate in continuing medical education, or CME, after they complete all of their education requirements. You could pursue CME years after you’re a practicing physician, or it could be very soon after you start. Some specialty-specific organizations offer CME resources for you to utilize. There are also state-specific CME resources that you can take advantage of. These resources can come in many forms: podcasts, live courses, webinars, virtual courses, videos, virtual and live conferences, and more. Some organizations, specialty-specific and otherwise, that you can look to for CME are the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, and the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).
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