It’s not JUST about the warm winters, sandy beaches, and picturesque palm trees!  If you’re looking for a physician job that you’ll truly love, consider checking out the gastroenterology job openings in Florida.

Here’s what makes them so great:

The salary

Research has shown that gastroenterologists are some of the best-paid people in the entire medical field.  In a 2014 study, Medscape found that the average gastroenterologist made $348,000 per year, but when you combine that high salary with Florida’s lack of a state income tax and a lower-than-average sales tax, you’ll wind up with a lot more money in your pocket to play with.

 

The sky is the limit

Florida is home to many of medicine’s biggest names — including the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic.  Plus, U.S. News and World Report named 33 Florida hospitals to its list of best hospitals in July 2014.  And, there are a number of big medical schools around the Sunshine State that are affiliated with state-of-the-art facilities — including Shands at the University of Florida, the University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, and the University of Miami’s UHealth System that includes Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Sylvester Cancer Center.

So, no matter how big or how advanced of a facility you want to work in, you’ll find it in Florida!

 

There are plenty of patients

It’s estimated that 40% of older adults have at least one age-related digestive symptom.  Here in Florida, people who are 65+ make up 18% of the state’s population, which is much higher than the national average.  As a result, a gastroenterology job in Florida is never dull!  You’ll have a constant stream of patients to diagnose and treat.