What to Expect from a Locum Tenens Lifestyle

What to Expect from a Locum Lifestyle
Medical Doctor Associates
February 07, 2017 14:47 PM (EST)
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What can you expect from a locum tenens lifestyle?
If you’re hesitant about making it your career, it might help to know that many physicians and practitioners actually prefer it and would hesitate to accept another traditional work assignment. Why are they sold on it? The benefits and advantages are many.


Whether you are a new, established, or retired physician, a locum tenens lifestyle offers flexibility. Based on your schedule, you can accept full- or part-time assignments to help you achieve the right work-life balance. You’ll be offered a variety of opportunities that allow you to work where and when you want.


If you enjoy diversity in a career, the available opportunities might appeal to you.
  • You have the freedom to work in various medical facilities, parts of the country, and fields of medicine.
  • You will be offered more opportunities than a traditional assignment provides.
  • Each assignment you choose can be as fresh, challenging, and exciting as you want it to be.


If you choose this lifestyle, your experience as a physician will be enhanced in several ways.
  • It will broaden your network of colleagues.
  • It can expose you to a broader patient base.
  • You’ll be able to use your skills in different settings.
  • You’ll be exposed to different technology in various medical facilities.
  • It provides more opportunities to expand your career.
  • You’ll likely find that serving at facilities in underserved areas is personally rewarding.


The increase in patients who need quality care also increases the demand for quality physicians. Countless healthcare facilities use locum tenens physicians to address the shortage. The demand for talent makes the pay competitive, and it’s often higher than the compensation in regular, full-time assignments. There are many opportunities that allow you to choose from profitable assignments that can give you additional income or that can make this your only career.

Experience the Locum Tenens Lifestyle for Yourself

Find out why so many physicians consider it a profitable and rewarding way to expand their skills and experience. Since 1987, Medical Doctor Associates has placed health-care professionals in assignments that match their career goals. Our staffing experts are knowledgeable, professional, and personable. They are happy to answer your questions and guide you through the process of this exciting and rewarding career opportunity. Contact us today.

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