By Erica Ronchetti
Locum tenens can provide benefits for physicians in all stages of their careers. New residents, physicians in mid-career, or doctors who are looking to retire should all know what advantages locum tenens physician jobs can provide.
A career as a locum tenens physician is ideal for new residents who are not yet ready to settle down, or are unsure which type of practice they would like to commit to long term. Locum tenens jobs are a great way to explore many options and experience different locations. Residents who have just finished their training can gain valuable hands on experience in smaller practices that they would not ordinarily have received from a larger facility.
A locum tenens job is not only a great option for new graduates, but an excellent one for physicians who are in the middle of their careers as well. It allows mid-career physicians to explore different options, providing opportunities for them to experience how other facilities operate and get a feel for different practices. If you are a physician facing financial challenges in today’s economy, a locum tenens career may help you explore new options. Locum tenens jobs may also be ideal for physicians who are in between jobs and searching for a new permanent placement. New residents and mid-career physicians benefit from the flexibility a locum tenens agency can provide, and so do doctors who are about to retire; locum tenens allows them a hassle-free way to stay involved in practice.
Other locum tenens benefits: Depending on assignment, locum tenens can allow physicians to supplement their income with additional shifts, allowing them to pay off school loans, mortgages, and even save for retirement. Locum tenens allows flexibility for doctors who work around the schedule of their busy family, as well as women who have taken time off from their physician jobs to start a family.
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Erica Ronchetti is Account Manager for Travel Nurse Source, a recruiting company for traveling nurses. Travel Nurse Source is affiliated with Allied Travel Careers, a recruiting company for traveling physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists. For more information on what we do, please visit our websites.