It is worth stating that locum tenens has become wildly popular in the American healthcare system. It then follows that due to its increased popularity locum tenens has led to the development of some myths and misconceptions.
A common misconception is that locum tenens cannot be a full time career. Some people believe that it is very inconsistent thus it cannot be viewed as a career. This so far from the truth since many hospitals have many options when it comes to locum tenens such as full-time positions, long-term contracts and locum-to-term option that rival the stability of any permanent position. Many health facilities have designed structures around locum tenens and it is rare to find a facility that does not have locum openings.
A known fact is that locum tenens was first popular among providers that had a full time job. This is true because initially it was providers that had a private practice or a full time job that used locums as way to get extra income. The good thing is that many facilities are able to adjust to the schedule of such healthcare providers and offer them locum opportunities that fit their schedule. Most healthcare providers design a working schedule that allows healthcare providers to moonlight or work over the weekends.
Things have changed and healthcare providers that work as locum tenens can make a full time career out of it. One of the many advantaged of locum tenens is that one gets to experience new working environments thus leanr a lot of new things in the process. Locum tenen is an easy entry point for graduates to gain work experience as they look for a full time job. It is also a great opportunity to try out a job that one has an interest in without feeling the pressure to make a long term commitment.
For people that like to travel then locum tenens offers the advantage between work and leisure. An incredible fact to state is that locum tenens can be utilized to visit cool places near beaches. They can also opt to work in facilities near national parks and even near the wilderness if they are the adventurous type. The good thing is that the person can have both work and play at the same time since they get a chance to tour the place when they are free and are also able to make money while they are there.
Locum tenens has many benefits and it has now shifted from just being a side gig to a job that offers so much flexibility and learning opportunities to any healthcare provider.