Cardiology jobs in Portland most often have as a requirement Cardiology board certification (or eligibility) and an up-to-date Oregon license to practice medicine. Completing a Cardiology residency or fellowship in Oregon is often helpful because it suggests the physician is cognizant of OR Medicaid policies.
Cardiology salaries for the west region of the U.S., including Portland, OR, run around $380,684. On the other hand the national average Cardiology salary is $398,034, meaning Cardiology jobs in Portland pay approximately 95.6% of the national mean.
Because of unusual insurance and statutes of Oregon, care should be taken to address concerns like malpractice tail insurance.
More generally, the effect of the healthcare reform bill on income for Cardiology practices is not yet obvious.