Are you a hardcore NBA fan who sits at the television screaming and shouting as your favorite NBA team scores the winning basket? As if you didn’t know professional sports players get paid the big money, learn more by reading the article below.
Our heroes of professional sports are paid and often paid very big! If I could only have been a wide receiver, quarterback, or maybe a professional hockey player or basketball star! Whatever your sport, you know who they are and how well they are paid. The NBA’s average player salary is $5.15 million…I just Googled it! Why? Because they have mastered their trade, they have become elite actors (some more than others) of their craft and they are a relative few.
Physicians are the professional athlete of healthcare! Why? Same reason, you have mastered the trade, you are the elite actors of your craft and you are a relative few. I didn’t go to medical school, do a residency or become fellowship trained – you did! AND, just like professional athletes, your working life span is shorter than the rest of us. In your case it started late because of your training. It will end early because of the physical demands of being a provider and the occasional “heebie jeebies” you pick up along the way. Therefore, using my logic, you should be paid well, very well. Get to the point, Todd… Ok, here is the point: STOP giving it away!!!!! BE PAID FOR IT!!
About R. Todd Welter • MS, CPC
Founder and President of RT Welter & Associates
Mr. Welter has over 25 years of healthcare industry experience assisting physicians and other providers, hospitals and other facilities with the business side of medicine. Through strategic planning and analysis, Mr. Welter’s main focus is to strategically increase revenues and profitability in this radically changing health care environment. Mr. Welter has a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from Regis University in Denver where he has had an appointment as affiliate faculty in the School for Professional Studies for over ten years. In addition, Mr. Welter holds a faculty appointment at the University of Denver’s University College. In the Health Care Leadership program he teaches Macro Economics in Health Care and Innovative Strategies and Change in Health Care to graduate students.