Emergency Care jobs in Bakersfield typically list as a required qualification Emergency Care board certification (or eligibility) and an active California license to practice medicine. Doing an Emergency Care residency or fellowship in California is often helpful because it suggests the physician is familiar with CA BCBS and Medicaid procedures.
Emergency Care salaries for the west region of the U.S., including Bakersfield, CA, average around $300,383. By comparison the country's average Emergency Care salary is $267,293, meaning Emergency Care jobs in Bakersfield pay around 112.4% of the national norm.
Because of unique insurance and tort policies of California, effort should be made to explore topics like state tort reform proposals.
More generally, the effect of the federal PPAC Act on patient loads for Emergency Care practices is unclear.