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Southwest Major Metro - Capital CityPalliative Care Position w/ University ProgramThis is an outstanding faculty opportunity for an Associate Professor/Assistant Professor of Geriatrics » Read More

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Palliative Medicine Jobs

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Salary + Job Growth
The current average salary for a Palliative Medicine physician is $173,498 per year, which averages out to around $83 per hour. It is important to remember, however, that this number will vary based on your location, skill set, and years of experience. If you’re really after a higher salary, you could move to one of the following states, each of which has a high average salary: Arizona, Montana, Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York. The salaries in these states range from $174,424, in Arizona, to $197,561, in New York. This profession is expected to grow by 33% by the year 2030.

Some of the benefits of working in Palliative Medicine include getting to know your patients, working in an emotionally rewarding career, receiving above-average compensation, and working in a high-demand field with many job opportunities.

Some skills you should possess as a Palliative Care specialist include interpersonal skills, communication skills, the ability to work on a team, and patience.

Job Duties
As a physician in Palliative Care, you will be performing job duties such as working with a patient and their family to identify, control, or alleviate physical and emotional discomfort, providing expert management of patients’ symptoms, holding meetings with family members to ensure coordinated delivery of care, linking patients and their caregivers and family members to available support groups, and providing access to resources so that patients can make well-informed decisions.

Work Environment
Palliative Care may be provided in hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient and other specialized clinics, or at home.

While completing your education to practice medicine can be daunting, you may decide to pursue CME, or continuing medical education, once you have finished your initial education requirements. There are organizations and directory-like websites that can help you find CME resources. These CME resources can include podcasts, videos, live or virtual conferences, webinars, or live or virtual courses. You can turn to the following organizations to find CME resources: Mayo Clinic, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), eMedEvents, myCME, BoardVitals, and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).

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