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This is for a career/college project for school. How many hrs do you work a week? Starting salary? College/grad school? Best and worst parts of job?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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Private practice - 11h/day.
5d/wk. 1 weekend on call every 4 weeks, no inpatient care. Starting salary same as ending salary about $150k/yr. Best part of job- helping people. Worst part- paperwork never stops - lot's of the job is not reimbursed. Totally unlike many other jobs where fees can be adjusted to encompass your effort. In medicine it is often take it or leave it. Usuhs med school.

In brief: See below.

Private practice - 11h/day.
5d/wk. 1 weekend on call every 4 weeks, no inpatient care. Starting salary same as ending salary about $150k/yr. Best part of job- helping people. Worst part- paperwork never stops - lot's of the job is not reimbursed. Totally unlike many other jobs where fees can be adjusted to encompass your effort. In medicine it is often take it or leave it. Usuhs med school.
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