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Doctors: How to ensure a salary upgrade
 

Doctors: How to ensure a salary upgrade

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When you move forward with your career, your salary moves forward with you - hopefully. There are certain skills and work ethics you need to obtain to be able to pull that salary up along with you.
 
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26 Sep 2016 - General
 
Marinelle Castro It's true how having all the letters at the end of your name doesn't guarantee a better income. Issues although for specialized doctors would be if they practice in a very doctor saturated area and, I hate to say it, if they lack the connections. I'm sure you know what I mean there. You Yi Hong: Defini...
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For a profession with unique dimensions like medicine, a medical professional should keep this in mind that as this medicine is called a noble profession so patients always want to see a saint in the white coat. Especially if you are working independently then your materialistic attitude can affect your clientage. This mentality of patients has an effect on your public relations even if you are working as an employee. Though qualification is a plus point in your professional life but once the pa...
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You know how the Chinese like to celebrate Lunar New Year by wishing each other a better fortune and more prosperous business for the coming year? Well, that is something that is taboo in the medical industry, especially for hospitals and doctors. Therein lies the dillema: Doctors, like anyone else, want to be paid highly for their expertise. It is a capitalist world and doctors should not be expected to be exempt from that. On the other hand, it goes against the ethics that one expects from a d...
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The essential thing to ensure the proper upgrade of the salary will be getting the specialty or subspecialty training, and practising as a consultant/specialist in either a public hospital or private hospital or university teaching hospital or a mixture of all of them. Practising as a specialist in a private hospital will definitely be more lucrative, comparing to a working in the public hospital. But, the initial step of setting up a private practice can be challenging. Getting sufficient numbe...
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No matter how much we want to save the world and give free services to the marginalized, at the end of the day we are regular humans. We have bills to pay and we have to earn a living. Being a doctor is a tough decision to make because the it demands a lot of investment without assurance of a good return of investment. And no, I am not only talking about monetary gains, i'm also talking about other aspects of life such as time, sense of career satisfaction and overall fulfillment. Obtaining ...
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More on making more. I personally do not like talking about how much one makes as talking about money makes me uncomfortable. When it comes to talking about income as a doctor it makes me feel more awkward as I feel it makes our profession sound like a business. Talking about it although is a reality we all need to face. Again we have another look on salaries like the topic we had lately on "battle of the specialties". Income for doctors, especially in private practice, is highly depen...
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