|Salary||$146,980 - $250,162|
|Bonus||$-0.50 - $99,329|
|Total Pay (||$147,959 - $256,857|
Job Description for Rheumatologist
A rheumatologist specializes in diseases of the musculoskeletal system such as arthritis, tendonitis, gout and osteoporosis, among others. Individuals often visit rheumatologists after receiving a referral from a general practitioner or another medical professional. Rheumatologists review patients' medical records and test results, as well as conduct a physical exam and talk with patients to determine their issues and condition. They work with patients to develop a treatment plan and ensure that patients understand their diagnosis and agreed-upon course of treatment; treatment may involve components such as physical therapy, medication, injections into the joint or tendons, and working with other medical specialists. Rheumatologists must assess the progress of treatment and work with patients to make any adjustments as necessary. Additionally, they must keep accurate, up-to-date patient records; they must follow all rules related to privacy and patient confidentiality at all times.Read More...
Rheumatologists must graduate from an accredited medical school and then complete a three-year residency in internal medicine or pediatrics. They then complete a two- to three-year fellowship in rheumatology and obtain board certification. Rheumatologists must complete continuing education and stay up to date on developments within their field. They need to have excellent patient care skills, as well as good interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with medical colleagues and patients.
- Diagnose and treat muscle, bone and joint dysfunction.
- Assess and evaluate patient and their concerns.
Pay by Experience Level for Rheumatologist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $187K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $227K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $218K.
Key Stats for Rheumatologist
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