Seeking ENT in Alabama Community – 90 min from Beaches & $50K Sign-On!

Physician: Otolaryngology (ENT)
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:11098
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:Yes
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Otolaryngology (ENT)

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a BC/BE Otolaryngologist for a solo hospital-employed practice in a growing community with a strong referral base.
  • 10 days' call per month with only one weekend required monthly.
  • The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a solo setting.
  • Total comp in the MGMA-median range+ with opportunity to bonus quarterly.
  • 88-bed facility offering a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency, and surgical services to a thriving service area of 70,000 plus.

Compensation Details

  • Base salary + wRVU production incentive
  • 5 days' CME/$5K CME allowance annually
  • $50k Sign-on bonus
  • Student loan assistance
  • $10K Relocation allowance
  • Residency stipend
  • Health benefits + Retirement plan
  • Marketing + practice growth assistance

Community Details

  • Located in Southern Alabama, only 90 minutes from the world's most beautiful beaches.
  • It is a place with warm tropical summers and crisp cool winters. 
  • A community where folks gather on the historic town square for celebrations and neighbors take care of neighbors.
  • Fish, walk the shores or just relax and enjoy the view at the four area lakes located nearby. 
  • Spend delightful evenings at performances offered through the local arts council, the community theater and the ballet association; or make the short drive to the sugar white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico for a day of fun in the sun. 

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $75,000 To $100,000 More Compared To Starting ENT Salaries In Birmingham, AL. Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 20% Lower Than The forementioned Metropolitan Areas, Provides Significant Purchasing Power To Build Their Dream Home, Payoff School Loans And Retire Early. 

The Housing Market.  This 4 beds 4 baths 3,493 sq ft home with an amazing large kitchen w/granite countertops, sunroom, golf course and more. This home can be yours for $349,900.

Community.  Family-friendly and welcoming to all, Andalusia offers a wide variety of activities. Located in the heart of south-central Alabama and only ninety minutes from the Florida pan-handle beaches.

Employer.  Is an 88-bed acute care facility that has served the heart of South Alabama since 1966. Offering a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency and surgical services, cardiac cath lab for diagnostic procedures, and in-patient dialysis. 

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 186 miles: Birmingham, AL (BHM / KBHM) Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
  • 246 miles: Atlanta, GA (ATL / KATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 275 miles: New Orleans, LA (MSY / KMSY) Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 154 miles to Birmingham, AL
  • 209 miles to Atlanta, GA
  • 232 miles to New Orleans, LA
  • 281 miles to Baton Rouge, LA
  • 293 miles to Jacksonville, FL

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 70 miles: Valparaiso, FL (VPS / KVPS) Northwest Florida Regional Airport
  • 71 miles: Dothan, AL (DHN / KDHN) Dothan Regional Airport
  • 90 miles: Montgomery, AL (MGM / KMGM) Montgomery Regional Airport
  • 98 miles: Panama City, FL (ECP / KECP) Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
  • 101 miles: Pensacola, FL (PNS / KPNS) Pensacola International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $103,766
  • City Cost of Living Index - 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 90.3

Colleges and Universities:

  • Enterprise State Community College (about 38 miles; Enterprise, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)
  • Troy University (about 47 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 54 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • The University of West Florida (about 69 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Pensacola State College (about 72 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)
  • Alabama State University (about 74 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)


  • White 69.5%
  • Black 25.7%
  • Hispanic 1.9%
  • Two or more races 1.6%
  • Asian 1.0%
  • American Indian 0.4%
  • Other race 0.08%


State Income Tax Rate - 3.67%
State Sales Tax Rate - 4%
County Tax Rate - 4.91%
Property Tax Rate - 0.33%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)


  • Johnson Park Recreation Center
  • Springdale On Ice
  • Green Acres Motocross
  • Conecuh National Forest Open Pond Recreation
  • Evans Barnes Golf Course

Arts & Culture:

  • Church Street Cultural Arts Centre
  • Lower Alabama Arts Coalition
  • Covington Arts Council

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Montgomery Biscuits of the Southern League. The minor league baseball ballpark opened in Montgomery, Alabama in 2004. 
  • Alabama A&M football
  • Mobile BayBears, a minor-league professional team in the Southern League. 

Sports for the Participant:

  • Andalusia High School Sports
  • Collegiate Sports Travel
  • Andalusia Sports Complex


  • Town & Country Shop
  • Covington Mall
  • Covington Pawn LLC
  • West Gate Plaza Shopping Center
  • Three Notch Emporium

Top Five things to do:

  1. Three Notch Museum
  2. Andalusia Country Club
  3. Boland Lanes - Amateur Sports Teams, Bowling
  4. Clark Theatre - Cinema
  5. Emerald Coast Tours