Physician - Trauma Surgery Job in Carbondale, IL

Physician: Surgery: Trauma
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:8035
Verified Date:09/18/2023
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:Yes
Accept H1b Visa:Yes
Permanent: Full time Surgery: Trauma

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Trauma call 1:4
  • General surgery cases
  • Surgical ICU coverage
  • Additional specialties: vascular, thoracic, cardiac, colorectal, surgical oncology, breast, ortho
  • Da Vinci Xi
  • Optional academic appointments with SIU School of Medicine

Compensation Details

  • Highly competitive compensation package
  • Productivity bonus
  • Quality bonus
  • Sign-on bonus
  • Relocation bonus
  • CME days plus allowance
  • 401k employer matching
  • Student loan assistance

Community Details

  • Charming Midwest City nestled within a Division 1 University Campus
  • Enjoys a steady population of 26,179 (2016)
  • With student population in academic year adding 12,182 people
  • Community enjoys abundant parks, trails, recreation activities with a Super Splash Park for the family to enjoy water fun.
  • A vibrant arts and active Symphony Orchestra since 1907 contributes to the culture and music of the community.
  • Athletic fans enjoy a Division 1 football and basketball programs that have been in top ranks in conference and division as well as NCAA tournament appearances.

Recruiter Insights

Earn more and pay less.  Expect A Starting Salary Up To $50,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Chicago And St. Louis Areas.  Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 20-30% Less Than Chicago/St. Louis markets, This Trauma Surgeon Will Have Significant Buying Power To Build Their Dream Home, Pay Off School Loans And Retire Early.   

The Housing Market.  With average home pricing settled at $116,948 and where a desirable 3600 square ft. 5 Bedroom/3 Bath home lists for $338,000, building a quality of life with substantial savings is easy.

The Community.  The community is welcoming to new members and offers a series of fun events throughout the year for family members and getting to know one another. 

About Employer. The people of Southern Illinois Healthcare, a not-for-profit health care system, are dedicated to promoting the health and well being of all of the people in the communities they serve.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • Saint Louis, MO (STL / KSTL) Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (116 miles)
  • Nashville, TN (BNA / KBNA) Nashville International Airport (212 miles)
  • Memphis, TN (MEM / KMEM) Memphis International Airport (224 miles)
  • Louisville, KY (SDF / KSDF) Louisville International Airport (242 miles)

Closest Major City:

  • Saint Louis, MO (82 miles)
  • Nashville, TN (171 miles)
  • Memphis, TN (184 miles)
  • Louisville, KY (192 miles)
  • Indianapolis, IN (219 miles)

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • Marion, IL (MWA / KMWA) Williamson County Regional Airport (14 miles) multiple daily flights to and from St. Louis
  • Cape Girardeau, MO (CGI / KCGI) Cape Girardeau Regional Airport (52 miles) multiple daily flights to and from St. Louis
  • Paducah, KY (PAH / KPAH) Barkley Regional Airport (68 miles)

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $116,948
  • Mean Property Tax Rate 1.73%
  • Median Property Tax - $ 1,663.00
  • State Sales Tax 6.25%
  • i.e. 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3600 sq. foot home - $ 338,000 (Zillow source); compared to $589,000 for the same house in St. Louis, MO

Colleges and Universities:

  • There are 8 colleges within 50 miles of location
  • Southern Illinois University (SIU Salukis) enrolls students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The University offers 192 undergraduate, 80 masters and 32 doctoral programs in addition to professional degrees in law and medicine.
  • John Logan Community College (9 miles) 4400+ students
  • Shawnee Mission Community College multiple campuses within 20 miles


  • City Population 26,324
  • Ethnicity; White 62.4%, Black 25.6%, Asian 5.7%, Hispanic 5.4%, American Indian/Alaska Native (.4%)
  • Gender 49% female, 51% male
  • Age median age is 23.3 (due to heavy concentration of student population)


  • State Income Tax Rate - 4.95%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.25%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 9.75%
  • County Tax Rate - 1%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.73%

Major Industry:

  • Educational services (42%) Southern Illinois University (is largest employer)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)


  • Park District offers many different courses throughout the year, in adult fitness, youth recreation, and family fun.
  • Baseball fields, basketball, BBQ grills, exercise track, multi-use fields, parking, picnicking, playground, restrooms, soccer fields, spray park, and a splash park.
  • Super Splash Park has an 8 lane lap pool, diving board, water slide, lazy river, beach style leisure pool, and much more for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Crab Orchard Lake is a 6,965-acre reservoir in Williamson County, Illinois. It is the centerpiece of the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge.

Arts & Culture:

  • Live Orchestral music from the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra (SISO) where since 1903, faculty and student musicians perform for the community.
  • Theatrical productions from the Varsity Theatre venue
  • Not-for-profit Community Arts organization provides art education, public art, youth programs and galleries.
  • Annual and seasonal events include 100 Men Who Cook, active Farmers Market, an Irish Festival and Winter Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Division 1 Football and Basketball with a rich history of winning records and NCAA tournament appearance. 
  • Southern Illinois University's Athletic Department offers multiple college level sporting event for the Carbondale community to come and watch;
  • Soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball, golf, track, and many more.

Sports for the Participant:

  • An 18-hole Championship Public Golf available at Hickory Ridge Golf.  This beautiful course that will offer a challenge to golfers of all skill levels. Hickory Ridge is a unique course where the fairways are long, the sand and water hazards are demanding, and the greens are smooth.
  • Open Kayaking and Canoeing at the city reservoir, Cedar Lake
  • Co-ed Softball League and many fitness classes available for adults of all levels
  • Southern Illinois Youth Swim League (Carbondale Cyclones) available with a Summer league for kids between the ages of 5 18 years of age.


  • University Mall is dedicated to serving the shopping needs of the Southern Illinois community with stores like Macys, JCPenney, Ulta Beauty, Ross Dress for Less, and many more.
  • A mixture of boutiques, bike shops, flower shops, vintage furniture stores, and unique gift shops, in addition to several music shops, a natural-foods market and the only full tobacconist in Southern Illinois.
  • University Place is an open-air center (250,000 square feet) with Dicks Sporting Goods, Best Buy, Petco, AMC Theater (8 Screen Complex), Tj Maxx, Party City and more.

Top Five things to do:

  1. Catching a Rival Football Game against Western Illinois or Illinois State for top of the MVFC (Missouri Valley Football Conference)
  2. Enjoy a Symphony with the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra (SISO)
  3. Kayak and Canoe on Cedar Lake
  4. Enjoy the Du Quoin State Fair only 20 miles away
  5. Be merry at the Irish Festival