Top Locum Specialties in Demand


Top Locum Specialties in Demand

The use of locum tenens physicians is becoming more common than ever. Locum tenens are the perfect solution for facilities who need to buy time before they fill a permanent position or to fill in for vacations, medical leave, and continuing medical education. According to Staff Care’s 2012 Survey Report, 75% of healthcare facility administrators said they hired temporary physicians in 2011.

Interested in a locum tenens assignment? Some specialty positions may be easier to find. Below is a list of top specialties in demand based on the number of days requested in 2011.

Primary Care: 20%

Behavioral Health: 19%

Anesthesia: 11%

Hospitalist 10%

Surgery 8%

The demand for primary care physicians is a direct result of the national shortage. This shortage is caused by the aging baby boomer generation and the U.S. Census Bureau’s anticipated population growth between 2000 and 2020. Today, these realities hold true for Locum Jobs Online.

Top Job Postings on Locum Jobs Online

Family Practice: 16%

Emergency Medicine: 14%

Psychiatry: 14%

Hospitalist: 12%

Surgery: 7%

Internal Medicine: 6%

Locum Jobs Online hosts an online job board chock-full of available locum tenens positions all over the country. We work with 20 of the most reputable staffing agencies in the industry to allow physicians to save time and energy by offering job listings exclusively for the current or prospective traveling healthcare professional!

Author: Locum Jobs Online

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