My today’s post in about the salary of cardiologist in USA. How much does cardiologist in USA earns in average? Why cardiologist salary in USA is higher than in other branches of internal medicine? Let’s figure it out!
Cardiologist salary in USA depends on the area of specialization with invasive cardiologist earning more per hour than a non invasive cardiologist. The assumption was made that the Cardiologists reflected here were working an average of 40 hours per week with a total of 2080 hours per year.
They also differ widely depending on the setting (academic, group practice, solo practice) , number of work hours put in, etc. The salary of interventional cardiologist is usually higher than of non-interventional cardiologist.
How to Become a Cardiologist in USA ?
To become a Cardiologist in America, the candidate must do a three-year Cardiology Fellowship in USA after a 3 year Residency in Internal Medicine. After the Cardiology fellowship, the candidate further becomes eligible for other super-specialties like Interventional Cardiology.
NOTE: Fellowship in Cardiology is one of the most competitive fellowships after Internal Medicine residency. And it’s very hard for IMGs to get into.
4 Years of Premedical College + 4 years of medical School + 3 years of Residency in Internal Medicine followed by a 3 Year fellowship in Cardiology. Often there could be a wait for a year before the fellowship to gain some research experience. Further training like Interventional Cardiology will take 1 to 2 years more.
Which makes it a total of at least 14 years after High School for American Medical Graduates. On the other hands, for an International Medical Graduates (IMGs), it will be another 6 years after completing Medical schooling in home country.