The Medicus Firm has 4 physician jobs in Pulmonary Disease with salaries ranging from $500,000 to $520,000
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On average, a Pulmonary Disease specialist makes around $96,000 per year, or roughly $46 per hour. There is an anticipated job growth rate of 7% by the year 2030. The highest-paying states for Pulmonary Disease specialists (in ascending order) are as follows: New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania. The salaries in these states range from $109,079 (New Jersey) to $112,073 (Pennsylvania).
Some benefits of working as a Pulmonary Disease specialist include, but are not limited to, working in both inpatient and outpatient practice, seeing both rare and common cases, and having the ability to help patients with very serious ailments.
As a Pulmonary Disease specialist, you should have the following skills: compassion, problem-solving, organization, patience, and interpersonal skills.
When specializing in Pulmonary Disease, you can expect to do things such as diagnosing and treating conditions (asthma, bronchitis, emphysema), using and interpreting pulmonological exams and tests to aid in cardiopulmonary disease diagnosis, managing conditions such as fluid in the lucks or blockage of airways, and more.
Pulmonary Disease specialists typically work in an intensive care unit (ICU) in a hospital, but some also work in pulmonary medicine practices or multidisciplinary group practices. Specialists in this field may also work in sleep labs to help treat disorders such as sleep apnea.
Once you finish the education requirements to become a Pulmonary Disease specialist, you may choose to participate in CME, or continuing medical education, as some physicians do. You will find that there are both specialty-specific and more generalized organizations that you can utilize to find these CME resources. The resources may include podcasts, online or virtual courses, webinars, online or virtual conferences, or videos. The Pulmonary Disease-specific organizations are Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and PulmonologyAdvisor. As for more general organizations, you can find resources from Mayo Clinic, American Medical Association (AMA), Healio, American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
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