Interventional Cardiologist Opportunity in NC Foothills - Near Charlotte!

Physician: Cardiology: Interventional Cardiology
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:10000
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Cardiology: Interventional Cardiology

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Searching for a BC/BE interventional cardiologist. 
  • This physician would join 5 cardiologists, and 3 advanced practice providers.
  • Independently owned, non-profit medical center
  • Hospital Employed
  • Call is 2-3 week nights, every 4th weekend, and rotating holidays
  • 24/7 STEMI
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Named in the top 50 best cities to live by US News & World Report, 2020                       


Compensation Details

  • Competitive base salary plus productivity based bonus
  • Comprehensive employee benefits, malpractice, and generous vacation/reimbursed CME time
  • Relocation and sign-on offered
  • Student loan repayment negotiable

Community Details

  • The city of Hickory has a population of about 45,000; however, we serve a population of over 350,000. 
  • It is a safe, family friendly, community that offers an abundance of outdoor activities, a variety of shopping and restaurants, a low cost of living, and close proximity to an international airport. 
  • Hickory is just 45 minutes NW of Charlotte, an hour east of Asheville, and 4 hours from the coast.   
  • The mountains of the high country are also an hour away and offer additional outdoor activities, including snow skiing.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation. The Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $75,000 More Compared To Starting Interventional Cardiology Salaries In Charlotte. Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 20% Lower Than The Aforementioned Metropolitan Areas, Provides Significant Purchasing Power To Build Their Dream Home, Payoff School Loans And Retire Early.

The Housing Market. Go Back To School with a 4BR/3BA Beautiful  Mountain View Home- Great Convenience to Hwy 127, I-40, and Hwy 321 to CLT. You will love the large living room with built-ins, coffered ceilings, and stone gas fireplace! Custom kitchen features granite, tile backsplash, bar seating & large eat-in area with additional separate pantry. Large Primary Bedroom features tray ceilings, walk in closets w/ custom built ins, barn door, and large bath w/ tile floor, double vanities w/ granite, tile walk in shower, soaking tub..and a vaulted ceiling providing a true retreat! Two more additional large bedrooms downstairs w/ walk in closets & full bath w/ double vanities. Massive additional living space- perfect for den, homeschooling or a play room! Additional 4th Bedroom and Full bath w/ granite countertops off the bonus room. We love the screened in back porch, sundeck, outdoor fire pit, fenced in backyard, and over-sized two car garage.. This home can be yours for $489,900.

The Community.  NC Foothills just 45 mins NW of Charlotte and an hour east of Asheville; 4 hours from the coast

The Employer.  Nestled at the base of the majestic Blue Ridge mountains is a bustling region of 350,000+ friendly people, all served by the Medical Center, a 200+ bed not-for –profit state of the art acute care facility. With a medical staff of 325 physicians representing over 35 specialties, they offer an extensive array of medical services and 1,400 employees dedicated to quality care. Approximately an hour to several metropolitan areas, Hickory offers numerous cultural opportunities as well as sports activities, on land and water, and several progressive school systems.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 56 miles: Charlotte, NC (CLT / KCLT) Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • 162 miles: Raleigh, NC (RDU / KRDU) Raleigh-Durham International Airport
  • 230 miles: Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR / KMYR) Myrtle Beach International Airport
  • 253 miles: Charleston, SC (CHS / KCHS) Charleston International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 45 miles to Charlotte, NC
  • 90 miles to Greensboro, NC
  • 138 miles to Durham, NC
  • 152 miles to Raleigh, NC
  • 219 miles to Atlanta, GA

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 56 miles: Charlotte, NC (CLT / KCLT) Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • 86 miles: Asheville, NC (AVL / KAVL) Asheville Regional Airport
  • 92 miles: Greensboro, NC (GSO / KGSO) Piedmont Triad International Airport
  • 104 miles: Greenville, SC (GSP / KGSP) Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $211,031
  • City Cost of Living Index - 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 94.6

Colleges and Universities:

  • Catawba Valley Community College (Full-time enrollment: 3,785)
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University (FT enrollment: 1,783)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 12 miles; Hudson, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,636)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 21 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 25 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)



  • 67.3% White alone
  • 14.0% Hispanic
  • 12.2% Black alone
  • 4.6% Asian alone


  • State Income Tax Rate - 5.75%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 4.75%
  • County Tax Rate - 2.15%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.78%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)



  • The vibrant region near the mountains offers close proximity to a number of cities in North Carolina, and a wealth of recreational and cultural opportunities.
  • Located an hour from Charlotte, Asheville, Winston-Salem and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Hickory has a temperate climate and wonderful natural resources, including Lake Hickory and the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains, which includes the pristine Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • The area's cultural centers include the SALT Block (Catawba Science Center, Hickory Choral Society, Hickory Museum of Art, United Arts Council of Catawba County, Western Piedmont Symphony), a planetarium, and numerous musical venues.
  • The Hickory Crawdads, a Class A South Atlantic League affiliate of the Texas Rangers, is a popular way to enjoy the nation's favorite pastime. Hickory is also home to the Hickory Motor Speedway, which is nationally known as the Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars

Arts & Culture:

  • Hickory Museum of Art
  • United Arts Council of Catawba County
  • Full Circle Arts

Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team based in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • The Charlotte Hornets are an American professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • The Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team

Sports for the Participant:

  • Hickory Foundation YMCA
  • T-Ball, Midget and Little League Baseball
  • Greater Hickory Metro Basketball Camp Form · Soccer · Softball · Volleyball · Wrestling ... Hickory, NC


  • Valley Hills Mall
  • The Hickory Tree
  • Hickory Furniture Mart
  • Dillard's

Top Five things to do:

  1. Catawba Science Center
  2. Glenn C. Hilton, Jr. Memorial Park
  3. Bakers Mountain Park - Catawba County, NC
  4. Hickory Museum of Art
  5. Geitner-Rotary Park