As it turns out I am being asked to write in a number media, including trade journals for plastic surgeons, newspapers and local (Fla) magazines. I am coming in at about $100 per hour, so for a guy who has just begun as a professional writer, I think that is acceptable.
Thanks so much for the information.
I will let you know if they hire me. It is looking very promising so far, and I will know by Thanksgiving.