Best of both worlds!!!
Far enough to avoid traffic, high cost of living and low compensation, but close enough to enjoy the amenities of one of the greatest cities in America.
Comparison between Kankakee and Chicago markets:
- 12–18-month contract (Chicago) vs 36 months (Kankakee)
- Starting salary - high 200,000's (Chicago) vs $490,000 (Kankakee)
- Cover 2-5 hospitals (Chicago) vs. One hospital (Kankakee)
- High traffic (Chicago) vs. Limited to no traffic (Kankakee)
- Established referral patterns (Chicago) vs. large primary care referral base to build a busy practice quickly
- Cost of living up to 25% less than Chicago