Accepting a job in a new place can be incredibly exciting! We’ve talked about perfect summer locations, Southwest scenes and other places across the country worth visiting. But when it comes to making a permanent move, we know it can get complicated. In fact, sometimes it doesn’t work out.
Dear Locum Tenens Clinicians,
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
This first ever National Locum Tenens Week, the team at VISTA wishes to extend a sincere and tremendous thank-you to locum tenens physicians and advanced practitioners everywhere.
What do almost all medical school graduates have in common? This isn’t a clever riddle. The answer is enormous debt.
In 2015, the average medical school debt balance for graduating physicians was $183,000. Added to the average undergraduate balance of $24,000, the total average student loan balance for a doctor was a staggering $207,000—and that number is no doubt even higher today.
Whether you’re just out of school or not, locum tenens can provide a great opportunity for physicians and advanced practice providers to pay down student loans and other debt. How does locum tenens work set you up for financial success? Three big ways.
What comes to mind when you think of the Southwestern United States? If its desert expanse and scorching temperatures, you’re partly right—but there’s a lot more to take in. The Southwest includes Arizona and New Mexico as well as parts of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Texas. No matter where you’re from or where specifically you land, the Southwest has a lot to offer as a new escape with your next assignment as a locum tenens physician, PA or NP.
The need for change. We’ve all felt it at some point or another—the urge to switch things up, or the suspicion that maybe the path we’re on isn’t a good fit. If you’re a physician or advanced practitioner and you’re feeling stuck, bored or just unsure, locum tenens may be exactly what you need.
What can locum tenens bring to your life?
If you’re nearing retirement or recently retired, congratulations! You’ve worked hard and planned for this next phase of life, and you deserve to spend it however you want. But maybe full retirement isn’t what you’re looking for just yet. Maybe you’re not quite ready to stop practicing…
Locum tenens offers unique benefits for physicians and advanced practitioners that want to continue practicing medicine during or heading into retirement. We’ve got 5 reasons to consider semi-retirement with locum tenens:
Topics: Advanced Practice Providers
Hospitals, doctor’s offices and clinicians of television are not exactly true to life. But sometimes the themes shared on our favorite binge-worthy shows hit the nail on the head. Focus beyond the absurdities and McDreamy good looks and there’s something we can all learn, whether you actually practice medicine or not.
Congratulations! You survived school, passed your national board-certification exam and are ready to head into your career as a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant! Or perhaps you graduated some time ago but you’re considering a career change. Maybe you just know a few new graduates that could use some advice! This post is for you.
It’s natural to feel nervous on your first day at a new job. Whether you’re just starting out as a locum tenens clinician or you’re a seasoned provider beginning another assignment, all of the unknowns of a new work environment can leave you feeling a mix of excitement and anxiety.
If you’re a locum tenens clinician with a passion for giving back, the Indian Health Service may have the professional experience you’re looking for next. Taking on locum tenens work with the Indian Health Service (IHS) can help fill an essential need for a culturally rich, highly appreciative community.
About VISTA Staffing Solutions
Founded in 1990, VISTA Staffing Solutions helps hospitals, medical practices, and government agencies in the US optimize their physician staffing, ensure quality and continuity of care for patients, and maintain financial stability. A leading provider of US Locum Tenens and Permanent Physician Search Services, VISTA has over 28 years of experience providing award-winning service in the locum tenens industry.