Pediatrician Opening in Southern Arkansas

Physician: Pediatric: General
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:11008
Verified Date:05/08/2023
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:Yes
Accept H1b Visa:Yes
Permanent: Full time Pediatric: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a board eligible/board certified Pediatrician to join our team!
  • Choose your practice type: hospital employed or private practice
  • Anticipated Peds/Nursery call 1:3
  • Attend C-sections and perform circumcisions
  • Quick ramp up period for a busy practice

Compensation Details

  • Commencement bonus
  • CME expenses
  • Relocation assistance
  • Medical education debt repayment assistance
  • Full benefits package including 401k and paid malpractice insurance

Community Details

  • El Dorado, Arkansas is home to petroleum leader, Murphy Oil Corporation, and other Fortune 500 companies
  • It is a college town with excellent public and private schools
  • Strong local economy with national manufacturing and businesses
  • Wildlife refuge provides hunting, fishing and camping opportunities
  • Arboretum state park provides beautiful walking trails
  • Arts center, antique and boutique shopping located in historic downtown area
  • Community has festivals year round, museums, movie theaters, in addition to beautiful country club

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $75,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Memphis, TN. 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.  4 beds 3 baths 3,080 sqft  This 3080 square foot single family home has 4 bedrooms and 3.0 bathrooms.  This home can be yours for $399,000.

The Community.  El Dorado, Arkansas is home to petroleum leader, Murphy Oil Corporation, and other Fortune 500 companies
It is a college town with excellent public and private schools
Strong local economy with national manufacturing and businesses.

The Employer.  The hospital, located in south central Arkansas, offers a full range of services including CT/MRI/Open MRI, PET Imaging, Mammography, Oncology and Radiation Therapy, Pediatrics, Urology, Family Practice Residency Program, Senior Health Center South Arkansas Center on Aging, Cardiac Catheterization, Interventional Cardiology, CV/Thoracic Surgery, Neonatal ICU, Orthopedics, Rehab, Women's Services and Interventional Radiology.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 261 miles: Memphis, TN (MEM / KMEM) Memphis International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 202 miles to Memphis, TN
  • 209 miles to Baton Rouge, LA
  • 231 miles to Garland, TX
  • 234 miles to Plano, TX
  • 241 miles to Dallas, TX

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 9 miles: El Dorado, AR (ELD / KELD) South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field
  • 74 miles: Monroe, LA (MLU / KMLU) Monroe Regional Airport
  • 88 miles: Texarkana, AR (TXK / KTXK) Texarkana Regional Airport
  • 102 miles: Shreveport, LA (SHV / KSHV) Shreveport Regional Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $110,760
  • City Cost of Living Index - 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 87.8

Colleges and Universities:

  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 34 miles; Magnolia, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,005)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 48 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 5,874)
  • Grambling State University (about 48 miles; Grambling, LA; FT enrollment: 4,885)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 56 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 3,130)


  • 49.6% Black alone
  • 44.5% White alone
  • 3.4% Hispanic
  • 0.8% American Indian alone
  • 0.8% Two or more races
  • 0.6% Asian alone



  • State Income Tax Rate - 4.05%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.5%
  • County Tax Rate - 2.76%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.52%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)



  • Hill's Recreation Parlor
  • El Dorado Recreation Complex
  • South Arkansas Arboretum
  • Mattocks Park

Arts & Culture:

  • South Arkansas Arts Center
  • Murphy Arts District
  • MAD Amphitheater

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Arkansas Sports Team and Sport Training Facilities.
  • University of Arkansas Razorbacks sports teams, which encompass football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, golf, track, cross country, gymnastics, swimming, and tennis.

Sports for the Participant:

  • El Dorado Hills Little League
  • Shark ATAC Swim Team
  • Healthworks Fitness Center
  • Eldorado Ata/Karate-Kids


  • Mellor Park Mall
  • Threads Costumes Shop
  • Oddities Novelties & More
  • Madison Square Shopping Center

Top Five things to do:

  1. South Arkansas Arboretum
  2. Newton House Museum
  3. Old City Park
  4. Bodenhamer Skate Park
  5. Mitchell Park