Is Becoming a Physician Assistant Worth It?
Dec04

Is Becoming a Physician Assistant Worth It?

It’s easy to feel lost as you’re working your way through medical school. With endless options when it comes to careers and specialties, it can be tough to make a final decision regarding his or her healthcare career. One of the biggest questions that many health professionals are asking themselves is, “is becoming a physician assistant worth it?” On one hand, you’ll be working closely with physicians and will make a solid wage. On...

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Benefits of Working in a VA
Nov22

Benefits of Working in a VA

Veteran’s Day recently was celebrated, and it got many of us thinking about those working in VA hospitals and other medical facilities that help veterans. There are literally thousands of veterans that need medical treatment every single day. When it comes to healthcare positions for locum tenens, we often just think about the major healthcare facilities that are scattered throughout the U.S. However, VAs can often get overlooked...

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Why Now is a Great Time For a Locum Tenens Career
Nov16

Why Now is a Great Time For a Locum Tenens Career

Hey you. Yeah, you there with the medical degree. You there working long shifts at the hospital as a staff physician. Oh, and you there, just starting out in the medical field, unsure which direction to take. And you, over there, working at a family practice but itching for retirement – or to at least not have to work so many hours. For all of you, right now is a great time for a locum tenens career. The locum lifestyle, where you...

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The How-to Guide on Becoming a Travel Doctor
Sep28

The How-to Guide on Becoming a Travel Doctor

Some people work as a locum tenens in addition to their full-time job. Others want to get away from the hospital politics of a full-time position. Others want to get back to providing patient care without being weighed down with paperwork. No matter the reason for becoming a travel doctor, more and more physicians are making the switch!  For a growing number of U.S. physicians and advanced practice workers, joining the lucrative field...

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Locum Tenens | Tips for Choosing a Healthcare Staffing Agency
Sep10

Locum Tenens | Tips for Choosing a Healthcare Staffing Agency

Are you interested in a locum tenens assignment? Are you overwhelmed by the number of locum staffing agencies to choose from? More often than not, hospitals and medical practices are in a hurry to hire locum tenens physicians to fill gaps in care. This means they are forking out big bucks to find qualified professionals. The healthcare organizations may work with multiple recruiters and staffing agencies who are paid to qualify leads...

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Top Four Things Only Locum Tenens Understand
Aug14

Top Four Things Only Locum Tenens Understand

Let’s face it. People who don’t work within the medical community may not be familiar with the term locum tenens. When you meet someone for the first time and tell them that you’re a locum tenens physician, you may have to explain exactly what that means. This usually triggers a series of questions, and you have to find the best way to explain your job. At the end of the day, though, it’s actually really hard to explain to people all...

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