Rheumatology jobs in the United States are in high demand, and this need is likely to continue growing. An article published in the December 2014 issue of the journal The Rheumatologist states that by 2025 there will be an estimated shortage of 2,500 practicing rheumatologists. At Doctor’s Choice Placement Services, Inc, we have hundreds of rheumatology job listings in every state, for both locum tenens and permanent placement. Our experienced staffing experts can guide job seekers to rheumatology jobs that perfectly match exactly their needs and expectations.
Becoming a rheumatologist requires critical thinking and analysis skills that allow physicians to accurately diagnose, treat, and manage rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases include a variety of illnesses, such as arthritis, that cause inflammation. Typically, the inflammation affects joints and causes pain. But, it can also occur in other areas such as those involving the internal organs as well as the vascular and neurological systems of the body.
Some of the most common types of illnesses that are treated by rheumatologists include: arthritis, autoimmune diseases, bursitis, fibromyalgia, gout, lupus, Lyme disease, osteoporosis, pseudogout, spondyloarthropathies, tendonitis, and vasculitis. Many individuals who suffer from a rheumatic illness experience chronic pain and require complex treatments that may include orthopedic intervention that can range widely from physical therapy to surgery.
The specific required qualifications for rheumatologists varies depending on the state wherein the physician is practicing. The standard mandatory requirements include receiving a medical degree, such as an M.D. or D.O., and successfully passing the appropriate board examination for the rheumatology sub-specialty.
For adult medicine, this includes becoming board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine within the sub-specialty of rheumatology. For those who prefer to specialize in pediatric rheumatology, there is a similar certification exam administered by the American Board of Pediatrics. Like other physician jobs within a specialized field of study, those within rheumatology also engage in a fellowship study and other extensive field training.
If you are a rheumatologist and desire to take your career to the next step, you can search our complete database of rheumatology jobs, which is updated daily, does not require registration, and is free for job hunters. We have opportunities for Rheumatologists in group practice, solo practices and hospital settings.
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