Physician - Ophthalmology Job in North Dakota

Physician: Ophthalmology
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:8916
Verified Date:08/10/2020
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:No Response
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Ophthalmology

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Currently recruiting for a BC/BE Ophthalmologist to join in Fargo, ND
  • Retinal, Cornea & Occuloplasty fellowship trained preferred
  • The department currently includes four ophthalmologists, six optometrists, opticians and two onsite retail optical stores.
  • Level I Adult Trauma Center with large referral base serving all of North Dakota, western Minnesota and eastern Montana
  • This clinic-based practice is varied, challenging and rewarding with a large base of primary care physicians and optometrists.
  • Candidates must be Board certified or Board eligible and must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice medicine in the State of North Dakota.

Compensation Details

  • Guaranteed salary for the first two years
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Paid malpractice insurance
  • Relocation allowance and much more

Community Details

  • Fargo is rated the number one place to work in the U.S. for people under age 25. Founded in 1871, Fargo is a cultural, retail, health care, educational, and industrial center.
  • We are home to a vibrant economy, unique attractions and numerous dining establishments of every kind and flavor.
  • You can enjoy cultural diversity and low cost of living. Fargo-Moorhead has consistently had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the United States.
  • A historic and revitalized downtown area offers unique restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, shopping and a lively nightlife. Plus a wide-variety of recreation and sporting activities are just a few reasons you will want to call Fargo home.

Recruiter Insights

Starting Salary:
Ophthalmologists in this community often earn up to $50,000+ more per year compared to similar positions Located In Minneapolis, Denver and Chicago.  

Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 10-15% Less In This Community compared to Minneapolis Provides You With Significant Buying Power With The Opportunity To build your dream home, pay off school loans, and Retire Early.

Housing:
With Average Home Pricing Settled At $223,135 And Where A Desirable 3276 Square Ft. 5 Bedroom/3 Bath Home Sold For $360,000, Building A Quality Of Life With Substantial Savings Is Easy.

Community:
This attractive metro area is a diverse, family-oriented community of 216,000 people that offers high quality of life and low cost of living.

Outstanding schools, a vibrant business community, a thriving downtown district, cultural activities, and a wide variety of sports and recreation are just a few of the many reasons people love to call the Fargo area home.

Employer:  
Join one of the largest, not-for-profit health care systems in the nation with 44 hospitals
and nearly 300 clinics in nine states and nine countries serving the Upper Midwest with nearly 1,400 physicians in 81 specialty areas.

 

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • Hector International Airport, 4 miles
  • Winnpeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, 226 miles
  • Duluth International Airport, 233 miles
  • Minneapois-Saint Paul International Airport, 248 miles

Closest Major City:

  • Winnipeg, Canada, 208 miles
  • Minneapolis, MN, 212 miles
  • Saint Paul, MN, 220 miles

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • Hector International Airport, 4 miles
  • Grand Forks International Airport, 84 miles
  • Thief River Falls Regional Airport, 109 miles

Cost of Living:

  • State Cost of Living Index - 98.9
  • City Cost of Living Index - 100.4
  • Mean Housing Cost - $223,135

Colleges and Universities:

  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (Full-time enrollment: 12,680; Located in Fargo, ND)
  • Rasmussen College-North Dakota (FT enrollment: 879; Located in Fargo, ND)
  • Josef's School of Hair Design Inc-Fargo Downtown (FT enrollment: 135; Located in Fargo, ND)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 3 miles; Moorhead, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 3 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 43 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)



Demographics:

  • White 90.2%, 
  • Black 2.7%, 
  • American Indiana and Alaska Native 1.4%, 
  • Asian 3%, Two or more races 2.1%, 
  • Hispanic 2.2%

Taxes:

  • State Income Tax Rate - 2.270%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 5%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 7.5%
  • County Tax Rate - 5.5%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.74%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)

Recreation:

  • Great sightseeing at the Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau's Visitors Center, 
  • Solomon G. Comstock Historic House, 
  • Rogar Maris Museum, 
  • Children's Museum at Yunker Farm, and Plains Art Museum.

Arts & Culture:

  • The Fargo Theatre offers film showings, live theater, music, and dance performances. 
  • The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theater stages 12 annual productions. 
  • Other local performing groups are the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, the Fargo-Moorhead Opera, and the Red River Dance and Performing Company. 
  • The Trollwood Performing Arts School provides arts education, entertainment, and activities for children.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • There are no major league sports teams in Fargo, but there are professional and collegiate teams. 
  • The Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks of the Northern League play baseball at the Newman Outdoor Field. 
  • The Fargo-Moorhead Jets are a Junior A developmental league hockey team for 17- to 20-year-olds making the transition from high school to college. 
  • The North Dakota State University Bison fields men's and women's teams in 10 sports, including football, basketball, baseball, and softball. 
  • The Moorhead State University Dragons, and the Concordia College Cobbers also present a complete schedule of men's and women's major and minor sports. 
  • The Red River Valley Speedway presents stock car racing.

Sports for the Participant:

  • The Fargo Park District offers an extensive sports program for all ages. 
  • Winter sports are particularly popular with ice skating, figure skating, and youth and adult hockey available at both indoor and outdoor facilities; outdoor rinks are equipped with warming houses. 
  • Other recreational pursuits include volleyball, basketball, track, soccer, walking, cross-country skiing, ballroom dancing, table tennis, and broom ball.

Shopping:

  • There is a mix of unique local establishments and national retailers in Fargo. 
  • The Crafters Mall has more than 250 display areas featuring crafts from around the country. 
  • The Fargo Antique Mall has tons of antiques, books, and collectibles. West Acres Shopping mall has more than 120 stores and restaurants

Top Five things to do:

  1. Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center, 
  2. Red River Zoo, 
  3. Newman Outdoor Field, 
  4. Fargodome, 
  5. Fargo Air Museum