The DPC Journal To Begin Offering Faster Career Progression Opportunities in Direct Primary Care Jobs Across U.S.
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AUGUST 8, 2013 – The Direct Primary Care Journal (DPC Journal) announced today the launch of its new job board and Career Path Center, an initiative to provide physician and health administrative job seekers with access to faster career progression opportunities across the U.S. in the fields of concierge medicine and direct primary care (DPC) job sector. Job seekers, physicians and their staff are provided with free access to post job openings and explore opportunities in their desired field and can search through vacancies including physician retirement opportunities, medical practices’ for sale, administrative staff positions, technology/IT, practice management and other medically related employment opportunities in this growing space. The website is available immediately and physicians and staff are encouraged to includes their job openings and posts right away – at no charge.
“With thousands of unique visitors every month, ConciergeMedicineToday.com and DirectPrimaryCare.com have become the ‘go-to’ resource for timely, trusted health news and concierge medical and direct primary care information,” said Michael Tetreault, Editor of The DPC Journal. “This new Job Board provides job seekers with a platform to search for career opportunities that, because of the usually detached, distinct locations in addition to the high customer service skills required by these practices, earn workers a higher salary than pursuing a career inside a hospital or a traditional, insurance and managed care burdened primary care clinic.”
The concierge medicine and direct primary care industry is a booming job sector in certain locations across the U.S. For the past five years, several states across the U.S. have had a significant number of primary care physicians move into this field. Those states include: Florida; California; Texas; Arizona; New York; Washington State; Wisconsin; Illinois; Pennsylvania; South Carolina and Virginia, to name a few. According to CMT, each of these states continue to have a significant number of people (most over age 50) seeking out concierge and direct primary care doctors.
Overall, Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care is thriving in metropolitan markets with the majority of physician incomes remaining the same or increasing slightly. Satisfaction in the field remains high. Only 18% of physicians stated they would not make the same decision again. In previous years, it was 25% but even so, the number overall is low and satisfaction with the business model is high when compared to traditional, insurance-based or managed care driven medical practices.
“Concierge medicine and direct primary care jobs are an appealing alternative for every physician, even those coming out of school and seeking a career in primary care and family medicine. Depending on the company, earnings can range between $150,000 to more than $300,000. It’s a very popular career path that’s growing each year and the sector is uniquely positioned to help patients across the country save money on healthcare costs,” adds Tetreault.
When compared to traditional, insurance-based physicians working in a hospital setting, Today’s Hospitalist conducted their own limited survey of non-concierge hospitalist physicians and found that the salary ranges vary widely with some hospitalists making between $150,000 to $227,000 in annual income.
Direct Primary Care and concierge medicine career-mined job seekers should bear in mind that:
- The top 4 most popular specialties in concierge medicine are: primary care; family medicine; cardiology and pediatrics.
- The majority of concierge doctors (approximately 25%) earn between $200,000 – $300,000 per year.
- The typical age of a concierge doctor is between 40-59 years of age.
- Most concierge doctors and direct primary care physicians treat six to eight patients per day, with a roster of about 150-600 patients total.
- Female concierge doctors fill up their concierge practices 30% faster than men.
- Concierge medicine and DPC practices offer a unique opportunity for young physicians to partner with early or soon-to-be retiring physicians.
The DPC Journal says concierge medicine and direct care physicians number approximately 5,000-5,500 physicians and/or physician clinics across the U.S. This according to in-depth review and recent examination of the national marketplace as well as exclusive DPC Journal interviews with corporate industry leaders in this niche space.
“We anticipate strong competition in the concierge medicine and DPC job market,” says Tetreault. “This is specifically due to the higher salary range and career advantages this type of business model brings to the healthcare marketplace. It’s also important to note that our Job Board extends its career services to not only physician job opportunities but also to administrative staffing needs doctors require in their concierge or direct care practices. We will also provide free career path advice, updated weekly, to provide job seekers with a competitive advantage in the market.”
Companies are now also massively investing into this market. Finding the right employment will be crucial as the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented.
About The Direct Primary Care Journal
The Direct Primary Care Journal (DPC Journal), the first of its kind, is the multi-media, news network organization and the industry’s oldest national trade publication for the direct primary care marketplace. Their web site(s) are the online destination for business, consumers and physicians to learn about the history of this industry, various business aspects of the marketplace, trends, breaking news and more that drives the conversation and generates the national buzz that concierge medicine and direct primary care is creating on a national and international level. For more information, visit: http://www.DirectPrimaryCare.com.