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Medical Specialty Spotlight: Hospitalist

Merritt Hawkins Team | September 14, 2017

Specialty Spotlight Hospitalist Merritt Hawkins

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.

We invite you to search our nationwide permanent Hospitalist jobs. If you have any questions or want more information regarding a physician job or any other matter, request a call from one of our expert physician recruiters.


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