Pulmonary Critical Care Opportunity in Birmingham, AL

Physician: Pulmonary Diseases: Critical Care
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:11399
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:No Response
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No Response
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Pulmonary Diseases: Critical Care

What you need to know:

Practice Details


  • seeking excellent Board Eligible/Board Certified Pulmonary Critical Care Physicians to join a private practice in Birmingham, Alabama!
  • Well established private practice
  • New graduates -AND- experienced candidates encouraged to apply
  • Inpatient/Outpatient mix
  • Call will be 1:5
  • 11,000 SQ Feet on hospital campus (3 PFT rooms, 12 exam rooms, X-ray, EKG, etc.)
  • Sleep fellowship is a plus


Compensation Details

  • Competitive Salary (based on MGMA guidelines)
  • Medical Education Debt Assistance
  • Fellowship Stipend (if applicable)
  • Relocation expenses
  • Vacation, health, dental, vision benefits

Community Details

  • The Birmingham metropolitan area is a major population center located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The seven-county district has a population of slightly over one million and is the midpoint between the highest peaks of the Appalachian Mountains and the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. The region experiences an average annual temperature of 61.8 degrees with an average annual snowfall of 1.4 inches.
  • Once known as the South’s largest manufacturing center, Birmingham is now among the most economically diversified in the nation. Healthcare, banking and finance, automotive manufacturing and professional services have replaced steel production as the leading economic sectors.


Recruiter Insights

Compensation.The Starting Salary Is $25,000 To $50,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Atlanta. 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.  5 beds 4 baths 2,459 sqft Large 2-story with 4 upstairs and 1 downstairs bedroom. Large beautiful backyard with mature pecan trees and a small storage building. Automatic emergency generator powers entire house in case of power outage. Video security system. Amazing, friendly neighbors! This home can be yours for $119,900

The Community. The greater Birmingham region offers an unprecedented quality of life. The housing market and cost of living are among the most affordable in the southeast. Area schools are nationally recognized among the nation’s best. Recreational amenities are abundant with all the cultural attributes of a much larger metropolitan area. Moreover, Birmingham is nestled in the hills and valleys of one of the most beautiful sections of the country.

The Employer.  a 534-bed, tertiary care hospital serving residents of Birmingham and surrounding communities. The hospital offers programs and services in all medical and surgical areas. This includes cardiology, robotic surgery, oncology, neurology, women’s health, mental health, digestive diseases, geriatrics, physical medicine and rehab, sports medicine, cardiac and pulmonary rehab, and emergency care. The hospital’s medical staff includes more than 600 physicians representing 30 specialties and sub-specialties. 

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 5 miles: Birmingham, AL (BHM / KBHM) Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
  • 157 miles: Atlanta, GA (ATL / KATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 195 miles: Nashville, TN (BNA / KBNA) Nashville International Airport
  • 228 miles: Memphis, TN (MEM / KMEM) Memphis International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 140 miles to Atlanta, GA
  • 183 miles to Nashville, TN
  • 218 miles to Memphis, TN
  • 310 miles to New Orleans, LA
  • 329 miles to Baton Rouge, LA
  • 333 miles to Louisville, KY
  • 340 miles to Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • 363 miles to Charlotte, NC
  • 370 miles to Jacksonville, FL

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 5 miles: Birmingham, AL (BHM / KBHM) Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
  • 95 miles: Huntsville, AL (HSV / KHSV) Huntsville International Airport
  • 99 miles: Montgomery, AL (MGM / KMGM) Montgomery Regional Airport
  • 113 miles: Muscle Shoals, AL (MSL / KMSL) Northwest Alabama Regional Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Cost of living index: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Mean Housing Costs- $164,460



Colleges and Universities:

  •  University of Alabama at Birmingham (Full-time enrollment: 14,853)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • Jefferson State Community College (FT enrollment: 6,041; )
  • Samford University (FT enrollment: 3,829; )



  • 71.7% Black alone
  • 22.3%White alone
  • 3.4%Hispanic
  • 1.8%Two or more races



  • Property Tax Rate: .33%
  • Income Tax: 3.67%
  • Sales- 4%
  • County Tax Rate: 1%
  • City Tax Rate: 4%

Major Industry:

  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)


  • Homewood Community Center
  • Birmingham Park & Recreation
  • Inglenook Park Recreation Center
  • Inglenook Park Recreation Center


Arts & Culture:

  •  Alabama Theater
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Birmingham Museum of Art


Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Birmingham Barons are a Minor League Baseball team based in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • The Birmingham Vulcans were a professional American football team located in Birmingham, Alabama
  • The Birmingham Bulls were a professional ice hockey team based in Birmingham, Alabama, USA


Sports for the Participant:

  • Dive Team (Hoover Dive Club): Hoover Dive Club.
  • Hoover Central (softball)
  • Hoover East (baseball, football and cheerleading)
  • Shades Mountain Park (baseball)
  • Soccer.
  • Swim Team (Hoover Hurricanes)
  • Lacrosse.
  • Hoover Competitive Basketball Club


  • The Outlet Shops of Grand River
  • The Marketplace at Lee Branch
  • Shops of Colonnade
  • Swoozie's


Top Five things to do:

  1. TopGolf
  2. Railroad Park
  3. Locked In: The Birmingham Escape Game
  4. McWane Science Center
  5. Birmingham Zoo