Anesthesiology jobs in Los Angeles usually include as a stipulation Anesthesiology board certification (or eligibility) and a current California medical license. Doing an Anesthesiology residency or fellowship in California is beneficial because it means the physician is familiar with CA BCBS and Medicaid procedures.
Anesthesiology salaries for the west region of the U.S., including Los Angeles, CA, average around $355,224. In contrast the national average Anesthesiology salary is $366,640, meaning Anesthesiology jobs in Los Angeles pay approximately 96.9% of the national average.
Given the specific insurance and liability laws of California, care should be taken to address issues like insurance premiums.
Moreover, the effect of the healthcare reform bill on patient loads for Anesthesiology practices is unclear.