Hospitalist jobs in Houston usually have as a stipulation Hospitalist board certification (or eligibility) and an up-to-date Texas medical license. Doing a Hospitalist residency or fellowship in Texas is often helpful because it implies the physician is aware of TX licensure requirements.
Hospitalist salaries for the south region of the U.S., including Houston, TX, run around $229,933. By comparison the country's average Hospitalist salary is $211,835, meaning Hospitalist jobs in Houston pay around 108.5% of the national mean.
Because of unique insurance and liability laws of Texas, attention should be paid to topics like state tort reform proposals.
Equally important, the effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on reimbursement rates for Hospitalist practices is unknown.