Cardiology jobs in Stockton typically list as a required qualification Cardiology board certification (or eligibility) and an active California medical license. Doing a Cardiology residency or fellowship in California is beneficial because it means the physician is aware of CA BCBS and Medicaid procedures.
Cardiology salaries for the west region of the U.S., including Stockton, CA, are around $380,684. By comparison the U.S. average Cardiology salary is $398,034, meaning Cardiology jobs in Stockton pay about 95.6% of the national mean.
Because of unusual insurance and liability laws of California, attention should be paid to concerns like state tort reform proposals.
More generally, the effect of the federal PPAC Act on patient loads for Cardiology practices is not yet obvious.