Pediatrics Ophthalmology Opportunity in Brownwood, TX - high earning income potential

Physician: Pediatric: General
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:10539
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:No Response
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No Response
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Pediatric: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • BC/BE Pediatrician ophthalmologist needed to practice at the largest regional medical center
  • Practicing and experienced physicians as well as residents will be considered
  • Must be licensed in Texas or eligible
  • Employment with a private group is available

Compensation Details

  • Excellent first year salary
  • Sign-on bonus ($25K)
  • Relocation & house hunting assistance (up to $20K)
  • Potential monthly training stipend (up to 24 months)
  • Practice Start Up Loan ($30K)
  • Marketing to community and region included

Community Details

  • Brownwood, Texas is a thriving city located on the northern edge of the hill country and is only a short drive to many other major cities in Texas. 
  • Brownwood is a small and quaint town, and home to 19,288 people.
  • As the largest city in a 70 mile radius, Brownwood is the ideal place to practice medicine. Brownwood is known for some of the best hunting and fishing in Texas. 
  • The people in Brownwood enjoy these recreational perks with less than a ten minute commute to work.
  • The city of Brownwood offers an aquatic center, large recreational lake, and activities that the whole family can enjoy.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation. The Starting Salary is $50,000 more compared to starting salaries in Fort Worth/ Austin. 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.  A great opportunity for homeownership with a 4 beds and 4 baths, 3498 sqft, 3 car garage, for a 2011 recently built home property with lake views just for 495K. 

The Community.  The Brownwood community is located south of the center of Brown County, west of the Pecan Bayou. The Pecan Bayou is a major tributary of the Colorado River due to the damming of the area to form Lake Brownwood, it runs northwest to southeast and serves as a boundary between the cities of Brownwood. 

The Employer. 188-bed acute care facility that has provided quality, competent and compassionate care to the Central Texas area since 1969. By serving the surrounding counties, our commitment to progress in diagnosis and treatment options allows our dedicated medical care team to be the key to our success. Our services include inpatient care, a level four trauma center providing 24/7 emergent care with on-site access to helicopter transport, women’s center/obstetric unit that and Level II nursery, outpatient services, a sleep lab center, heart center/interventional cardiology (cardiac catheterization lab) cardiac rehab, Walker Cancer Center radiation/medical oncology/hematology, surgical services, gastroenterology lab and a hospitalist program.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 152 miles: Austin, TX (AUS / KAUS) Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • 177 miles: Dallas, TX (DFW/ KDFW) Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport
  • 185 miles: San Antonio, TX (SAT /KSAT) San Antonio International Airport


Closest Major City:

  • 121 miles to Fort Worth, TX
  • 124 miles to Austin, TX
  • 131 miles to Arlington, TX
  • 149 miles to Dallas, TX

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 74 miles: Abilene, TX (ABI/KABI) Abilene Regional Airport
  • 102 miles: Killeen, TX (GRK/ KGRK) Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport
  • 124 miles: San Angelo, TX (SJT /KSJT) San Angelo Regional Airport

Local Airports:

  • 7 miles: Brownwood, TX (BWD/ KBWD) Brownwood Regional Airport
  • 29 miles: Comanche, TX (RQY) Comanche County City
  • 31 miles: Coleman, TX (COM/ KCOM) Coleman Municipal Airport



Cost of Living:

  • Mean housing Cost- $81,100
  • Cost of living index in Brownwood: 85 
  • State Cost of Living- 91

Colleges and Universities:

  • Howard Payne University
  • Cisco College 
  • Tarleton State University
  • Abilene Christian University
  • Central Texas College 



  • 62.9% White alone
  • 27. 5 Hispanic
  • 6.6% Black alone
  • 1.1%Two or more races
  • 0.9%Asian alone
  • 0.1%American Indian alone



  • State Income Tax Rate - 0 %
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.25%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 0.74%
  • County Sales Tax Rate - 0.4943
  • Property Tax Rate State- 1.81%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)



  • Visit the Camp Bowie Gym Center available for basketball and volleyball
  • Enjoy the following facilities at the Kiwanis Park: a playground, 1 basketball court, 1 backstop, 2 soccer goals and 1 picnic pavilion and shelter.
  • The Riverside Park- This park has a large Playground Area, a Sand Volleyball Court, a Boat Ramp, a Nature Trail, Picnic Tables, BBQ Pits, Restroom Facilities and a Large Pavilion that will seat 240 with a 720 square inch open grill, new restrooms and RV Hookups. 

Arts & Culture:

  • Brownwood Lyric Theater- this theatre provides cultural entertainment while offering opportunities for local involvement in the arts.
  • Brownwood County Museum of History- this museum provides an opportunity to learn about cultural heritage through the arts and exhibits   
  • The Brownwood Art Association holds a variety of events such as monthly demonstrations by artists, art classes open to everyone, private painting parties and opening exhibits

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Visit the Brownwood High School, the home of the Lions to enjoy a variety of all year around sports such as: football, basketball, soccer, baseball, cross country, tennis and golf.
  • Spectators and fans of college sports visit the Howard Payne University. The home of the Yellow Jackets and enjoy women's sports and men's sports throughout the year. The football games  are held at the Gordon Wood Stadium. The basketball games are held at the Brownwood Coliseum.

Sports for the Participant:

  • Visit the 19 Parks totaling 317 acres including 105 picnic sites, 15 restroom facilities, 11 playgrounds, 8 basketball courts, and much more.Two Municipal Swimming Pools, 12 field Massey Sports Complex with baseball & Softball, and a 22 field Soccer Complex.
  • Enjoy the hike trails, boat ramps, fishing, pavilions, nature trail, RV areas, Tennis Courts, Volleyball Courts


  • Heartland Mall
  • Hamilton's Clothing
  • Ricochet Oldies & Antiques 

Top Five things to do:

  1. The Brown County Museum of History
  2. The Gordon wood hall of champions
  3. The Lehnis railroad museum
  4. Cecil Holman Park
  5. The Brownwood Harvey House