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13 Reasons Why Physicians Do Locum Tenens

Physicians are taking locum tenens assignments at higher and higher rates every year. A recent survey found that one in five physicians have done locums. CompHealth Locum Tenens President Melissa Byington wrote on Physicians Practice about some of the reasons to give locums a try. They include:

  1. Supplement your core income
  2. Use it to fill gaps between permanent jobs
  3. To gain experience between residency and your first permanent job
  4. Control your own schedule
  5. Personal life transitions
  6. The hourly wage is high
  7. Expand your experience by working new cases
  8. Ease into retirement
  9. Try before you buy
  10. Travel the country or the world
  11. Serve people in rural or under-served areas that need your care
  12. Alleviate burnout
  13. Spend more time on patient care

Find out more about all 13 reasons in the full article found on Physicians Practice.

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Chad Saley is a public relations manager at CHG Healthcare, the parent company of CompHealth.

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