The Medicus Firm has 7 physician jobs in Medical Director with salaries ranging from $265,000 to $280,000
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Salary + Job Growth
The average base salary for a Medical Director is $177,363, which comes out to around $85 per hour. The expected job growth rate for this profession is 18% by the year 2030. Although your salary may vary greatly based on your work experience, skill level, and location, you can always seek out positions in a location that has a higher average salary. The following 5 states (in ascending order) pay the highest salaries for Medical Director roles: Wyoming, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. These salaries range from $204,222, in Wyoming, to $215,404, in South Dakota.
The benefits of being a Medical Director include dealing with a variety of people, being in a highly-respected leadership position, and having the opportunity to directly make a difference in others’ lives.
You should have the following skills as a Medical Director: compassion, problem-solving skills, the ability to work on a team, organizational skills, resilience, management skills, and interpersonal skills.
As a Medical Director, you can expect to perform duties such as organizing and coordinating physician services, assisting the facility in development by managing quality and safety initiatives, recruiting medical and non-medical staff, and examining and coordinating the facility’s activities to guarantee medical quality. You may also find yourself conducting research to contribute your findings in peer-reviewed journals covering topics such as disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Medical Directors work in a variety of settings: long-term care facilities, hospitals, healthcare groups, hospice facilities, public health departments, retirement communities, and pharmaceutical companies.
Although the road to becoming a physician is long and can be challenging, some medical professionals choose to pursue CME, or continuing medical education. You can either seek out a Medical Director-specific organization or search a website that is dedicated to helping physicians find CME resources. The CME resources you may find include live or virtual conferences, webinars, podcasts, live or virtual courses, or videos. One organization that provides Medical Directors with CME resources is NAMCP, Medical Directors Institute. As for more generalized CME resource websites, you can count on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Medical Association (AMA).
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