In this special feature, entitled “Medical Specialty Spotlight,” we will examine trends in a variety of medical specialties related to healthcare recruitment, physician compensation and industry trends. The tenth edition of the “Spotlight” focuses on Hospitalists.
|Number of active hospitalists:||18,489|
|Most in demand medical specialty ranking:||4th|
|Percent of active hospitalists that are 55 or older:||35%|
|Average starting hospitalist salary:||$232,000|
Trending Hospitalist News:
- Demand for hospitalists has increased due in part to healthcare systems evaluating how to decrease readmissions for patients. Hospitalists are recognized as improving quality, reducing errors, and serve as key care coordinators during the patients stay.
- There has been a noticeable trend of general internists migrating into hospitalist roles.
- Average salary offers for hospitalist physicians increased by 1.3 percent in 2015 from, $229,000 to $232,000.
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