“Should I sell my home, all my personal belongings, pay off all my personal debt, buy an RV (recreational vehicle) and travel across the United States working as a Locum Tenens provider?”
On a recent Facebook rant, an unhappy healthcare provider asked the above question. She also stated that her husband was feeling unfulfilled in his career.
Most of the feedback she received shouted “Go for it!” and “You only live once!”
Is work and travel throughout the United States a possibility or is it merely just a dream?
Selling your home, all your personal belongings, traveling throughout the United States and maybe even the world, for the average human being, can seem like a dream only alive on Netflix.
In the blockbuster movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” the protagonist ‘Walter Mitty,’ played by actor Ben Stiller, spends most of his mundane life daydreaming of extraordinary adventures. One day, his daydreams become a reality when he is asked to travel across the globe on a special work assignment that changes his life forever.
True. You’ve got family. You’ve got friends. You’ve got responsibilities holding you back.
Unfortunately, all these ‘things’ kept George Baily tied to his little hometown of ‘Bedford Falls,’ in the popular Christmas movie “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Throughout the beginning of the film, every time George packs his bags and is ready to embark on a great travel adventure, some type of life drama tends to get in the way of his ‘Wanderlust.’ Eventually, George succumbs to what society wants him to do and never travels outside of ‘Bedford Falls.’
Don’t be a George Baily. Get your ‘Wanderlust’ on and go on a ‘Workation!’
Are you tired of your regular healthcare gig? Need a change of scenery? Need some spice in your life and a new adventure? It’s time for you to take a #Workation.
Workation: work and do the touristy thing on weekends or after work.
Life is short. Why not live it on vacation? Planning a vacation while working a fulltime healthcare job can be challenging these days. Locum tenens makes planning a #Workation possible.
Is a ‘Workation’ aka Locum Tenens gig right for you?
The word “locum” comes from the Latin term meaning ‘place holder.’ A provider working as locum tenens, is a person who temporarily fulfills the obligations of another. In healthcare, a locum’s provider is usually employed at a hospital, private practice clinic, or community healthcare facility that may be short staffed or need temporary coverage when a provider is on leave.
Locums providers are employed by private agencies. Working as a locums offers many opportunities to experience working in a variety of environment’s and specialties which may include: for profit agencies, academic health centers, state agencies, federal sites such as Indian Health Service, individual hospitals, and or international staffing companies.
Flexibility is a key advantage to working as a locum tenens healthcare provider. This ‘gig’ can help to fulfill your career and economic goals. Locum tenens offers short term assignments that can turn into a long-term assignment, possibly ending in a permanent assignment.
Top 3 ‘Workation’ destinations trending at MedCare Staffing this summer
- Montana… The ‘Treasure State’
Majestic Montana also known as the “Treasure State,” due to its abundance in natural minerals such as gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, coal and oil. The word ‘Montana’ means ‘mountainous,’ and captures the true essence of the ‘big sky’ state.
Montana is home to seven State Forests and fifty-three State Parks. Its wide-open spaces include Glacier National Park, featuring snowcapped peaks, lakes and hiking alpine style. Montana has 2 main openings to Yellowstone National Park diving deep into the natural geyser country.
Montana is perfect for the outdoorsy adventurer. MedCare staffing has locum opportunities available with Indian Health Services at Blackfeet Reservation and Crow Reservation for nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians.
- Desert + Mountains + Beaches = California
California. It’s one of the most popular destinations in north America. The Goldengate bridge, Disneyland, and Hollywood are huge tourist attractions. However, California has a little bit of something for everyone.
Beautiful beaches, mountains and deserts are what make California a hot travel destination which never ceases to deliver. Music festivals in Coachella, Wine tasting in Sonoma, and surfing in Malibu are seasonal extras for the eclectic “Workationer.” Are your bags packed yet? Checkout MedCare staffing’s California locum assignments here.
- Georgia, the Peach State
Known as the largest state east of the Mississippi, Georgia is famous for more than just growing the sweetest ‘peaches.’ Georgia is home to the largest State Park in the nation, 350 bird species, Lookout Mountain, and the Okenfenokee Swamp.
Georgia is also home to the world’s largest aquarium, Botanic gardens and the beaches on Jekyll Island as well as historic sites and antebellum homes. You can also visit the romantic Savannah and stroll down the Historic District while sipping on a sweet tea.
If you’re a ‘foodie” Georgia has got some good eats. According to Lisa Love, Interim Deputy Commissioner at Georgia Tourism, she states that “One of the best ways to immerse yourself and truly experience Georgia is through our food.” She further goes on to say that “the history and culture of Georgia is woven into the many flavors, ingredients, dishes as well as traditions that create a dining experience that’s unforgettable.” For more information on Locum Tenem opportunities in Georgia through MedCare staffing click here.
Are you ready to embark on your ‘workation’ locum tenens adventure? Call a recruiter at MedCare staffing today and pack your bags. Click here to learn more.
It’s literally paid tourism. You can work in amazing places that offer historical and local attractions that will add to your work life balance.
Flexibility is key