Cardiology jobs in Seattle usually list as a requirement Cardiology board certification (or eligibility) and a current Washington state physician license. Completing a Cardiology residency or fellowship in Washington is advantageous because it implies the physician is familiar with WA Medicaid policies.
Cardiology salaries for the west region of the U.S., including Seattle, WA, are around $380,684. In contrast the national average Cardiology salary is $398,034, meaning Cardiology jobs in Seattle pay about 95.6% of the national mean.
Because of unique insurance and statutes of Washington, attention should be paid to concerns like malpractice tail insurance.
More generally, the effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on reimbursement rates for Cardiology practices is unclear.