Career Opportunities

From entry-level jobs to student opportunities to full career paths, the Medical Board of California (Board) and the State of California offer a wide variety of opportunities for job applicants. The Board and the State offer comprehensive benefits for its employees, who provide essential and exceptional service to millions of Californians every day. The Board is supported by the Health Quality Investigation Unit who employ sworn law enforcement investigators to investigate alleged violations of the law, and medical consultants and expert reviewers who review complaints and assist in investigations.

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Investigator Careers

The Health Quality Investigation Unit (HQIU) was established in July 2014 per Senate Bill 304, which transferred all investigative staff from the Medical Board of California to the Department of Consumer Affairs. HQIU is responsible for the investigations for the Board and related healing art boards. HQIU has 13 field offices located in Southern California, Northern California, the Bay Area, and the Central Valley.

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Opportunities for Physicians

Work as a physician or surgeon for the State of California at one of the many state agencies, such as California Correctional Health Care Services, California Department of Health Care Services, and the State Athletic Commission, even volunteer as a Disaster Healthcare Volunteer, providing disaster relief services during state and national disasters.

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Medical Board Careers

The Medical Board of California is the state agency responsible for the licensure and regulation of physicians and surgeons and certain allied health care professionals. As an equal opportunity employer, offering careers and opportunities for advancement, the Board employs over 160 permanent, full-time employees to perform the day-to-day business operations.

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Consultants and Reviewers

The Medical Board of California employs and contracts with expert reviewers and medical consultants to assist as critical components of the Board’s investigative team. Physicians perform functions such as providing expert reviews and opinions on Board cases, evaluating received complaints, and conducting professional competency exams, physical exams, and psychiatric exams.