Email RosmanSearch Your CV for Consideration for a Neuroscience, Neurology or Neurosurgery Job Learn Why, When, How and Where Neurologists Search for Their First Job or a New Job in the United States

Learn why neurologists search for jobs, when they conduct their searches, how they find jobs and where they find jobs. At the start of 2015, there were over 16,000 neurologists in the United States. This number is expected to increase over time. However, the demand for neurologists is expected to outpace the supply of neurologists in 2016 and 2017 because of difficulties hiring new neurologists.

The RosmanSearch recruiters present excellent new employment opportunities in the neurology field to physicians and permanently place neurologists and other medical professionals that specialize in nervous system disorders in exciting jobs at hospitals, private practices, academic programs and research institutions.

Why Neurologists Search for Jobs

Every year, hundreds of final-year neurology residents have to search for their first neurologist job or a new neurologist position. When a neurologist starts their career they are often unsure of how to find a job in their specialty. RosmanSearch helps young neurologists find the best possible jobs. Another reason why neurologists search for jobs is because they want to leverage the subspecialty training they received in a fellowship program. The recruiters at RosmanSearch estimate that about 60% of neurologists change jobs within their 5 years of practice. To change jobs, practicing neurologists have to search for new jobs.

When Neurologists Search for Jobs

Neurologists are doctors (physicians) who specialize neurology and are trained to investigate, or diagnose and treat neurological disorders. Physicians who have completed their postgraduate training in neurology after graduation from medical school want to find their first job as a neurologist. Most neurologists begin a job search during their final year of residency or fellowship although a good portion begin their job search prior to their final year. Only a few wait until after they finish their residency or fellowship program. Most neurologists are interested in searching for permanent jobs although some are interested in part-time positions, locum tenens positions, research positions and military positions.

Practicing neurologists who complete fellowship programs often search for new jobs in their subspecialty. From time to time, neurologists ask one of the recruiters at RosmanSearch how and where to find a job in their subspecialty. Based on this question, we have provided some helpful information on this page titled “How and where neurologists find jobs in their subspecialty.”

Some Reasons Why Practicing Neurologists Search for Jobs
  • To change their practice setting
  • To better utilize their neurology skills
  • To reduce their work hours
  • Improve their call schedule
  • To increase their autonomy
  • To feel appreciated by their employers or patients
  • To establish a productive working relationship with a hospital administration or medical faculty
  • To improve their job satisfaction
  • To increase their compensation or salary
  • To reduce malpractice expenses
  • To move to a more urban or rural location
  • To move to a different region of the United States
  • Reduce or increase the amount of time spent seeing patients
  • Reduce or increase the amount of time spent with each patient
  • Reduce paperwork and administrative responsibilities

Where Neurologists Find Jobs

Neurologists find job in the following practice setting or environments.
  • Academic Institution, Academically Affiliated Hospital, University or Medical School
  • Research Laboratory
  • Healthcare Organization or Health Systems
  • Clinic, Community Health Center or Community Hospital
  • Multispecialty Group Practice
  • Private Single-Speciality Group Practice
  • Military or VA Hospital
  • Solo Practice
  • Government Agency
  • Outpatient Clinic

Typical Neurologist Practice Situations:
  • Employee
  • Independent Contractor
  • Owner (Solo Practice)
  • Partner
Neurologists Search For Jobs in The Following Subspecialties:
  • General Neurology
  • Brain Injury Medicine
  • Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG or EMG)
  • Neurodegenerative (Alzheimer/Cognitive)
  • Consultative Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Movement Disorders
  • Epilepsy and Seizures
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Neuropalliative Care
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • NeuroInfectious Disease
  • Pain Medicine and Sleep Medicine
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Stoke and Neurovascular Disorders (Vascular Neurology)
  • Behavioral Neurology
  • Sports Neurology and Concussion
  • Child Neurology
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Interventional Neurology

How Neurologists Search for Jobs

While some neurologists use employment-related search engines such as, the Neurology Career Center or the JAMA Career Center to find a satisfying new job. Neurologists who are just starting their careers along with practicing neurologists also use the RosmanSearch "Search Available Neurology Jobs" feature on this web site to search the list of available neurology jobs and positions by job title, region or subspecialty to find a neurology or neurologist job that they want to consider. Job seekers who are searching for a new neurology job are invited to submit their CV to RosmanSearch. A majority of neurologists look for neurology jobs online and in print publications. Many neurologists use mobile devices with applications to browse job listing apps to search for neurologist jobs.

Job Search Options for Neurologists:

Where Neurologist Search for Jobs

Although it is true that the demand for neurologists is concentrated in Texas, California and New York, RosmanSearch has many available subspecialty neurology jobs in most regions of the United States. These regions include the Midwest, Northeast, South and West. Click here to read a study which estimates current and projects future neurologist supply and demand under alternative scenarios nationally and by state from 2012 through 2025.

How Neurologists Protect Their Confidentiality During Job Searches

Regardless of how neurologists search for jobs, to one degree or another, they want to use secure and confidential resources to obtain employment. Some neurologists will contact a recruiting firm like RosmanSearch and specify that they want their confidentiality protected when they submit their curriculum vitae (C.V.)

Other neurologists may use an employment-related search engine such as to search for neurologist job openings and neurologist job listings, they usually are asked to send a cover letter and curriculum vitae when they inquiry about a neurologist job opening. To protect their confidentiality, neurologists should not conduct job searches during work hours or on the computer networks of their employers. Neurologists should make sure to avoid using their computers, email, telephone systems, postal services or fax lines to search for new employment opportunities.

When neurologists work with neurology industry-specific recruiters such as RosmanSearch, they frequently provide a list of hospitals and health systems that should be avoided in order to prevent their current employer from discovering that they are considering a new neurologist position.


The neurology team at RosmanSearch has an excellent understanding of the different types neurology practice settings, factors that influence a neurologist's career satisfaction, neurology salaries, neurology career trends and the neurologist job market outlook and job vacancies. Neurologists often begin the process of finding a new job by searching the available neurologist jobs posted on the RosmanSearch website or by calling 216-906-8188 to speak with a recruiter on our neurology team.

"RosmanSearch did an outstanding job with this search and we truly appreciate the quality of your work and of the candidates you presented."

Beth Tze, CEO, Alexian Brothers Medical Group, Chicago, IL