Physician: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:7051
Verified Date:01/06/2019
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No Response
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Obstetrics & Gynecology

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Minimal experience needed
  • Busy private practice with 2 experienced physicians 
  • 1:3 call schedule

Compensation Details

  • Sign on bonus
  • Relocation
  • Competitive salary

Community Details

  • Located less than 2 hours to Saint Louis, MO and 3 hours to Chicago
  • Live in one of the lowest cost of living communities in the US
  • 11 Colleges within 50 miles radius
  • The District operates 2,000 acres of park land, an indoor sports center, regional airport, three golf courses, softball, soccer and tennis complexes, athletic fields, a community aquatics center, a zoo, an arts & recreation center.

Recruiter Insights

This golden opportunity is ideally suited for the talented OB/GYN who wants to get busy right away and step into an active and growing practice and be compensated among the top 10% in the country.

Did you know that the starting salary for a OB/GYN is significantly more than the starting salaries for similar opportunities located in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs?

Coupled With starting salaries up to $150,000 more per year and the cost of living 30% lower than the Chicago and St. Louis markets, you'll have significant buying power to build your dream home, pay off your student debt, or retire early, the power to decide is in your hands.

You desire the comforts if a well known and highly regarding community with less than 3-hours, easy access to the landmark Midwest cities of St. Louis and Chicago.


You'll find the median home prices are less than $100,000 and will enjoy a sprawling 5+ bedroom, 6,000+ square foot home listed for $ 399,000.  

This is an historic central Illinois neighborhood of around 75,000 people that sits along the Sangamon River and Lake Decatur with an educated and active population with 11 colleges within 50 miles.

The OB/GYN with find an employer highly committed to both the financial and career welfare of it's valued physicians and staff at large.  They pride themselves in investing in leading technologies and breakthroughs in diagnosis.  


Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 127 miles: Saint Louis, MO (STL / KSTL) Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
  • 174 miles: Indianapolis, IN (IND / KIND) Indianapolis International Airport
  • 176 miles: Chicago, IL (MDW / KMDW) Chicago Midway International Airport
  • 184 miles: Chicago, IL (ORD / KORD) Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 107 miles to Saint Louis, MO
  • 148 miles to Indianapolis, IN
  • 157 miles to Chicago, IL

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 6 miles: Decatur, IL (DEC / KDEC) Decatur Airport
  • 45 miles: Springfield, IL (SPI / KSPI) Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
  • 52 miles: Bloomington, IL (BMI / KBMI) Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal
  • 55 miles: Champaign, IL (CMI / KCMI) University of Illinois Willard Airport

Cost of Living:

  • State Cost of Living Index - 95.5
  • City Cost of Living Index - 83.6
  • Mean Housing Cost - $108,476

Colleges and Universities:

  • Richland Community College  (Full-time enrollment: 2,434;  Located in Decatur, IL)
  • Millikin University  (FT enrollment: 2,419; Located in Decatur, IL)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 37 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,460)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 37 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,748)
  • Parkland College (about 40 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • Lake Land College (about 42 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 42 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 45 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Illinois State University (about 46 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)


  • White 72.0%, 
  • Black 20.8%, 
  • American Indiana and Alaska Native 0.2%, 
  • Asian 1.3%, 
  • Two or more races 5.1%, 
  • Hispanic 2.3%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 3.75%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.25%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 9%
  • County Tax Rate - 7.5%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.73%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (24%) 
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)


  • The Decatur Park District manages 2,000 acres of park land. 
  • Indoor sports center
  • Three golf courses
  • Community aquatics center
  • AZA-accredited zoo

Arts & Culture:

  • Offers special art classes, programs and events 
  • The Decatur Blues Society 
  • The Decatur Camera Club
  • Acappella harmony chorus 
  • Decatur Underground Theater

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Millikin University athletics are a member of the NCAA Divison III.
  • University basketball
  • University football
  • Competitive track, baseball and softball
  • University of Illinois, NCAA Division I sporting events are less than an hour away. 

Sports for the Participant:

  • Several adult sports to choose from, including, Basketball, Disc Golf, Flag Football, Foot Golf, Picketball, Rock Climbing, Softball leagues, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball.
  • Programs and events for runners
  • Swim laps at the local acquatic center


  • Hickory Point Mall 
  • Brettwood Village Shopping Center
  • Northgate Mall 
  • Wabash Depot Antique Mall 
  • Big box retailers, including Target, Home Depot

Top Five things to do:

  1. Enjoy the year around Division III collegiate sports events of the Milliken Big Blue and catch a football game in the fall, men and women's basketball in the winter and baseball/softball in the spring.
  2. Catch the annual festivals throughout the year and pay special attention to the Craft Beer and Smokin BBQ festivals in the fall.
  3. Each season provides for vibrant recreation activities to enjoy hiking and trails of the Friends Creek and Griswold Conservation areas in the fall, the sailing and waters of Lake Decatur in the summer and the Cross Country ski trails of the Rock Springs Conversation.
  4. Shop the Oakwood Mall or head to the newly $14M downtown Decatur renovation that host boutique shops, restaurants and breweries.
  5. Enjoy weekend retreats to the great cities of Chicago and St. Louis for premier Professional sports, arts and concerts and world renown restaurants and events.

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