With the year and the decade coming to an end, you might be asking yourself, what next? If you have been looking for a way to add new life into your career, it might be the right time to consider locum tenens. It offers a unique opportunity to continue caring for patients while experiencing new places. Locum tenens can help provide a new perspective on work-life balance and allow you to grow professionally and personally. Locums can even open up new opportunities in your career. We here at MedCare Staffing have listed five reasons to try locum tenens in the new year.
1. Career Flexibility
After experiencing years of intense schooling, training, and work experience, medical professionals may find that they have locked themselves in a particular schedule or organization. Stability can be a good thing, but clinicians who feel stuck working in one place can experience burnout and might feel as if they have no other options. Locum tenens can offer a break from this and provide a more flexible routine. You have the power to choose your assignments with the help of one of our recruiters. This ability to choose allows you to find a contract that fits what you are looking for in your career.
2. Growing Demand for Locum Tenens Workers
With the increase in physician burnout and staffing shortages nation-wide, there are exponentially more locum tenens positions available. Many healthcare organizations are turning to locum tenens to fill gaps in their care, which leads to more assignment choices. 2020 is expected to be an excellent year for those looking to work as a locum tenens medical professional.
3. Earn Some Extra Income
If you are looking to pay off medical school loans, build up your retirement fund, or start saving for a home, locum tenens work can help you achieve those goals. Locums work comes in the form of either part-time or full-time assignments.
Part-time assignments may involve working extra shifts at a local hospital or clinic on your off-days, which will add to your regular salary. Full-time locums assignments usually include a travel position that will cover housing and reimbursements for travel expenses. With the opportunity for overtime pay, you can quickly add to those savings. Both types of assignments offer a competitive hourly wage that tends to be higher than the salary for permanent positions.
4. Satisfy Your Travel-Bug
The opportunity to travel and experience new states is one of the main reasons that people turn to locum tenens. If you want to experience a new state without having to take an extended vacation or wait for retirement, locum tenens can offer that chance. Not only can you experience all that a new state has to offer, but you get to do it while making money.
5. Boost Your Resume with New Experiences
Working in a new location or a new healthcare system can offer a boost for your medical career. With the opportunity to work at top healthcare facilities, rural hospitals, and community clinics, you’ll be able to add more to your skillset and boost your resume as well. As a locums worker, you have the opportunity to work with different employers, learn from new and diverse mentors, and care for new patient populations. All of this added experience help to make you stand out among the crowd and can lead to more significant opportunities in the future.
Ready to learn more? Feel free to call or email us today! MedCare Staffing would love to talk with you about any questions you have!
Who are we? MedCare Staffing is a small, veteran-owned, family-oriented team. We start every day with gratitude because we LOVE what we do! We are a team on a mission to make a positive difference in the lives of our clients and providers.
What we do: We place Physicians, Dentists & Advanced Practitioners in Locum Tenens, Contract Positions and Permanent Jobs