Locum tenens is an increasingly popular choice for physicians, and it has become an indispensable part of the American healthcare system. However, there are still some misconceptions about locum tenens work floating around, so we wanted to highlight some of the facts about this exciting career option.
Locum tenens can be a full-time career.
A common misconception about locum tenens is that it’s inconsistent or unviable as a long-term career. Not true! We have many full-time, long-term, and locum-to-perm options that are as stable as a permanent staff position. And with hundreds of open jobs in hospitals throughout the country, we can always keep you as busy as you want to be.
You can work locum tenens if you have a full-time job.
Many physicians with private practices or full-time jobs use locum tenens as a way to supplement their income. We can find moonlighting or weekend opportunities that work around your schedule, whether in your area or in a destination you’ve been longing to travel to.
Locum tenens work is a smart career move.
Locum assignments allow you to experience new practice settings and keep on the cutting edge of the medical field. If you’re a new grad, locum tenens can help you get to work and start building your CV right away, giving you an advantage over your peers. And, of course, it’s a great way to try out a job before making a long-term commitment.
You can work in exciting locations across the country.
We have jobs in vibrant urban settings like downtown Boston or Los Angeles, vacation destinations near beach or ski resorts, and remote locations near national parks and wilderness areas for the adventurous. Whatever your preference, we can find the right fit for you.
Locum tenens is great for your finances.
Working locum tenens eliminates the overhead costs of a private practice, and with lodging, travel, malpractice insurance, and licensing costs covered and highly competitive rates that are not dependent on the number of patients you see or procedures you perform, it is a lucrative option for both full-time and moonlighting physicians.
Are you considering working locum tenens? Please leave any questions in the comments section below or contact one of our staffing experts today!