Anesthesiologist Opportunity in Austin & Albert Lea, MN

Physician: Anesthesiology
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:9178
Verified Date:09/18/2023
Loan Repayment:No
Sign on Bonus:No Response
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:Negotiable
Accept H1b Visa:Yes
Permanent: Full time Anesthesiology

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a Board Certified or Board Eligible Physician to join a Department of six full-time Anesthesiologists.  
  • Responsibilities include placing a variety of blocks, providing consultative service, performing the pre-operative evaluation and medically directing the care of 10-18 surgeries per day.  
  • The physician works collaboratively with numerous CRNAs.  
  • The case load includes General Surgery, Pediatrics, ENT, OB/GYN, Urology, Podiatry, Orthopedics, and Ophthalmology with no cardiac or neurosurgery. 
  • Call coverage is in Austin only, and is 1:6.
  • Board Eligible or Board Certified (BE/BC) in Anesthesiology.


Compensation Details

  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Competitive salary
  • Relocation Assistance

Community Details

  • Austin, MN is a community of 22,000, and is surrounded by prairies, rivers and valleys just 90 minutes south of Minneapolis/St. Paul and 45 minutes west of Rochester.
  • Excellent public and parochial education system, including programming for students with special needs and gifted students.
  • Great recreation options including trout fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, camping, hiking, cycling, indoor/outdoor tennis, canoeing and golfing.
  • Upscale community offering many amenities not often found in communities this size.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $65,000 More Compared To Starting Anesthesiology Salaries In Minneapolis, MN. 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.  4 beds 3 baths 3,312 sqft
Lovely 2 story home with top-notch finishes including maple hardwood floors, ceramic tile and 6 panel doors. Kitchen center island and walk-in pantry. All appliances stay. Three stall garage, in ground irrigation system and fenced yard.  This home can be yours for $344,900.

The Community.  Austin is located in southeastern Minnesota and surrounded by prairies, rivers and valleys. This city of 25,000 lies in the heart of the rich agricultural Midwest. Austin is a progressive community, located 90 minutes south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and approximately 35 minutes west of Rochester, MN. It is an upscale community, offering many amenities not often found in communities this size.


The Employer.  A 78+bed hospital, attached to a 70+ physician multi-specialty clinic serving a 54,000 person service area. Also, have clinics located in Adams, Blooming Prairie, Grand Meadow, and LeRoy, MN. The Medical Center is currently undergoing a $28 million dollar expansion and renovation, in line with the institutional thrust to provide state-of-the-art care in Southern Minnesota. 

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 95 miles: Minneapolis, MN (MSP / KMSP) Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
  • 175 miles: Des Moines, IA (DSM / KDSM) Des Moines International Airport
  • 223 miles: Duluth, MN (DLH / KDLH) Duluth International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 88 miles to Saint Paul, MN
  • 92 miles to Minneapolis, MN
  • 183 miles to Madison, WI
  • 223 miles to Omaha, NE
  • 257 miles to Milwaukee, WI

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 34 miles: Rochester, MN (RST / KRST) Rochester International Airport
  • 95 miles: Minneapolis, MN (MSP / KMSP) Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
  • 100 miles: Waterloo, IA (ALO / KALO) Waterloo Regional Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Cost of living index in Austin: 77.5 
  • Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $139,463
  • State cost of living index: 100.2

Colleges and Universities:

  • Riverland Community College
  • Crossroads college (33 miles)
  • University of Minnesota Rochester (35 miles)
  • North Iowa Area Community College  (36 miles)



  • 73.3% White alone
  • 15.9% Hispanic
  • 5.0% Black alone
  • 3.1%Asian alone
  • 2.4% Two or more races
  • 0.2% Other race alone
  • 0.10% American Indian alone


  • State Income Tax Rate - 5.35-9%
  • Median Property Tax - 0.9%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.875%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 1%
  • County Sales Tax Rate - 0%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.05%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)


  • Throughout Austin, there are several parks such as Bustad, Bandshell, Crane, Cullen, and more. 
  • In Austin there is several bike trails, shelters, Disc golf, and basketball courts.


Arts & Culture:

  •  Austin ArtWorks Center serves as Austin Area Arts headquarters. Showcases local arts, to provide arts enrichment to children and adults, and to foster a community of artists and art lovers
  • The  Paramount Theatre has 620 stadium-style seat, a main floor and balcony, and a lobby and concessions area.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Visit Minneapolis, only a two hour drive from Austin, to watch any of Minnesota sports teams.
  • The Minnesota Twins are an American professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves are an American professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sports for the Participant:

  • Several sport programs for all ages are offered at the local YMCA
  • Adult softball leagues are offered at the rec center
  • The rec center offers youth baseball,basketball, swim, and much more.


  • Austin Town Center
  • Maurices
  • Many antique store throughout Austin
  • Sterling Shopping Center

Top Five things to do:

  1. Spam Museum and Visitor Center
  2. Jay C. Hormel Nature Center
  3. Hormel Historic Home
  4. Sweet Reads
  5. Arrowpath - a wildlife project in Southeastern Minnesota. There are currently 20 acres of native grasses, ponds and trees.