Obstetrics jobs in Los Angeles usually include as a stipulation Obstetrics board certification (or eligibility) and a current California medical license. Doing an Obstetrics residency or fellowship in California is beneficial because it means the physician is familiar with CA BCBS and Medicaid procedures.
Obstetrics salaries for the west region of the U.S., including Los Angeles, CA, average around $0. In contrast the national average Obstetrics salary is $301,773, meaning Obstetrics jobs in Los Angeles pay approximately % 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 Obstetrics practices is unclear.