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Taking Benefits into Account When Accepting a New Job


When considering a job offer, it’s common to decide based on the salary – will it be enough to support me and help me reach my goals? However, there are a variety of other benefits offered that may assist with your goals as well, and it’s important to take those into consideration! Here are the benefits you should check out when you’re thinking of accepting a job.


Healthcare

Insurance can be super expensive, and a good job should be able to assist you with coverage. Positions offering no-cost health insurance can be more valuable than a higher salary, especially if you have a family that will also be dependent on your insurance benefits!


Bonuses

Positions offering bonuses can be sneaky! The listed salary may be lower than you’d like to make, but with added bonuses, you’ll be making more than you expected. If you have the drive to earn those bonuses, they can be super valuable when considering a new job.


CME allowance

Depending on your career goals, you may be working while you continue to earn more certifications, or even continue attending school. If this is something you want to do while working at your next job, make sure to take a look at the Continuing Medical Education allowance that they’re offering. Covering the cost of school or extra certifications can be a great help!


Loan repayment

This speaks for itself! Medical school debt can be huge and overwhelming – so an employer that is willing to assist can be a great asset! If they’re offering loan repayment, you may be able to lower your monthly payment. Lower payment = more money in your pocket every month!


Tuition assistance

Just like the CME allowance, tuition assistance can be super important if you’re trying to move to the next level in your career (P.S. check out this article if you’re trying to figure out if that’s the right move for you).


Paid dues/certification

During your career, you may need to pay hospital dues or re-certification fees in order to continue working. It just makes sense for your employer to pay those fees for you! Make sure to ask your interviewers if the company will be paying these fees (and check out other things you should be asking them here).


Retirement plan

If you’re at the beginning of your career, you may not even be thinking about retirement – but it’s important! When considering new positions, a company offering a retirement plan with a high employer contribution can be an amazing asset to your future – it’s basically free money, so it’s important to take it into consideration.


Relocation assistance

Medical jobs are everywhere, so it’s not uncommon to find some that may be a little too far away. However, if they’re willing to offer relocation assistance, that can take away a lot of the stress of moving to a new location! If you’re considering a new position in a new location, make sure to ask about their relocation assistance plan.


PTO

Paid Time Off is an important part of a job – it allows you to take time for yourself and prevent burnout, which is extremely common in medical jobs (for ways to prevent medical burnout, read more here). When considering a new position, take a look at their PTO policies. Some positions may offer an increased number of hours every year, which can be super helpful as you move up in your career.


Now that you know all the benefits you should consider, you’re ready to take job hunting to the next level! Ready to learn more about finding the right position? Read about everything you need to do to prepare for a job search, how to resign from your current job, how to research a company you’re interviewing with, or reach out to one of our recruiters here. Happy job hunting!


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