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    Does anyone know how much doctors get paid? I've already made up my mind that im going to be a doctor, regardless of the salary...but I'm just curious! I know there are different stagesrho, rho, jho, sho, consultant, etc. But I have nooo idea what the differences in salaries are? Can somebody please enlighten me in this matter?
    Also, how long does it take to become a consultant(I'v heard 12 years?!), and what are the differences between working for NHS and private health care? Is it possible to only work private, and not for NHS???
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    i know GP's earn 80 K a year, not sure about the others though but i'm pretty sure private consultants would be paid heaps more.
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    Buy youself a copy of 'So You want To Be A Brain Surgeon' It has infor relating to pay for each and every speciality along with info on career progression.

    Well worth a look.
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    Pay varies on the type of hospital you work at, my girlfriend becomes a JHO next year, and will be on £36k.
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    (Original post by js_atco)
    Pay varies on the type of hospital you work at, my girlfriend becomes a JHO next year, and will be on £36k.
    Basic for Junior houseman year isn't that much! Plus the scope for overtime will be reduced when the foundation scheme comes into effect.

    Basic pay = £18.5K. EWD significantlt limits overtime now and as such scope for O/T has been vastly reduced. So where as PrHOs were taking home £36-£40K a year a few years ago, they take home nearer £28-30K today.

    Basic pay from SHO = £25,000 with average earnings of £40K with out-of-hours allowance and intensity supplement, and with banding supplement to reflect out of hours work and intensity
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    Basic JHO is around 20k this year. Pay will depend on overtime bands etc
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    All three of my girlfriend's mates, all JHOs in Scotland, are on in excess of £35k (one even tipped £40k last year). When she becomes a JHO here in Nottingham, she will get her basic of £22k + 40-45% on top of that. Certainly it does vary on the amount of over-time you do, but I don't think JHOs are suddenly going to have 40 hr weeks, do you??
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    Lovely girl: These figs might help you (from NHS careers web site):

    Qualified professional
    GP working with a team to provide health care to patients. The majority of GPs are self-employed but a number of salaried options are available.
    Earnings : £66,280 on average for a full-time self-employed GP.

    Specialist Registrar (SpR) working in a chosen area of special knowledge and expertise 4 - 6 years or longer* (could include a period of
    medical research)
    Basic Salary: £30,000
    Typical earnings: £50,000 (with out-of-hours allowance and intensity supplement) with banding supplement to reflect out of hours work and intensity

    Qualified professional
    Consultant, leader of a medical team and responsible for the treatment patients seen by that team.
    Typical earnings: from £52,640 upwards
    Basic salary: £52,640.

    Typical earnings may be higher due to intensity supplements, discretionary points and distinction awards.
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    Fluffy: You forgot to mention all the money GPs and Consultants make from Private patient lists. Most senior doctors have at least one of their fingers in this very lucritive pie. This work (often just a few hours per week) can inflate a consultant's salary over the 100k mark.
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    (Original post by js_atco)
    Fluffy: You forgot to mention all the money GPs and Consultants make from Private patient lists. Most senior doctors have at least one of their fingers in this very lucritive pie. This work (often just a few hours per week) can inflate a consultant's salary over the 100k mark.
    This is just basic info from the NHS web site.....

    As I said in my original post, the Brain Surgeon book is a good place to get the low down on each speciality, scope for other work, hours put in, etc.
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    What's intensity and banding supplement? Also, do doctors get a benefits package, like lawyers, bankers, etc?
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    (Original post by lovely_girl)
    Does anyone know how much doctors get paid? I've already made up my mind that im going to be a doctor, regardless of the salary...but I'm just curious! I know there are different stagesrho, rho, jho, sho, consultant, etc. But I have nooo idea what the differences in salaries are? Can somebody please enlighten me in this matter?
    Also, how long does it take to become a consultant(I'v heard 12 years?!), and what are the differences between working for NHS and private health care? Is it possible to only work private, and not for NHS???
    Thanks
    I dont know much about pay...can be ridiculous amounts of money but i know you can chose whether you work for private and NHS or just one or the other.
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    You have to start off in the NHS and can then go into private practice.

    Few do just private as it is their NHS work that gets them their credibility and their private that gets them their dosh.
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    (Original post by lovely_girl)
    Does anyone know how much doctors get paid? I've already made up my mind that im going to be a doctor, regardless of the salary...but I'm just curious! I know there are different stagesrho, rho, jho, sho, consultant, etc. But I have nooo idea what the differences in salaries are? Can somebody please enlighten me in this matter?
    Also, how long does it take to become a consultant(I'v heard 12 years?!), and what are the differences between working for NHS and private health care? Is it possible to only work private, and not for NHS???
    Thanks
    personally i would say to anyone - dont go into the medical profession, but if you've already made up your mind then thats that!
    my dads a consultant and i have to admit he doesnt get paid alot even though hes private as well as NHS
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    (Original post by shouldbeblond)
    personally i would say to anyone - dont go into the medical profession, but if you've already made up your mind then thats that!
    my dads a consultant and i have to admit he doesnt get paid alot even though hes private as well as NHS
    I'm sure your dad does the job for more than just the money.
 
 
 
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