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The current average salary for a Critical Care Medicine specialist is $243,166 per year, which averages out to around $117 per hour. You should note, however, that this will vary based on your location, years of experience, and skill set. With that being said, you may choose to pursue a job in one of the following states, which have the highest average salaries: North Dakota, Virginia, New York, California, and Massachusetts. The average salaries in these states range from $265,074, in North Dakota, to $287,739, in Massachusetts. This profession is supposed to increase by 7% by the year 2030.
Benefits you might find while working in Critical Care Medicine are as follows: having the ability to work with professionals from a variety of different fields, working with advanced technology, having a limited number of patients at a time, and the reward of helping a critically ill or injured patient’s recovery,
Some skills or qualities you should possess as a Critical Care Medicine specialist include communication skills, physical stamina, critical thinking skills, and the ability to treat patients in a timely manner.
In this role, you can expect to oversee the care of patients in the ICU or patients needing emergency care. This includes diagnosing, treating, and supporting critically ill and injured patients. You will provide treatment plans for each of your patients based on the level of care needed.
Typically, physicians trained in Critical Care Medicine work in hospital-based settings, mostly in intensive care units. In some cases, however, they may work in step-down units or healthcare facilities related to emergency injuries or long-term illnesses.
Although the process of completing education to become a physician can be overwhelming, some physicians may choose to pursue CME, or continuing medical education. In the event that you choose to go down this path, as well, there are Critical Care Medicine-specific organizations as well as directory-like websites that can help guide you toward CME resources. These resources may include podcasts, live or virtual courses, videos, webinars, or live or virtual conferences. Some organizations that are available to help you pursue CME are as follows: Mayo Clinic, CMEList, myCME, eMedEvents, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), SHM Learning Portal, and the American College of Physicians (ACP).
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