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 is not the case these days as facilities have developed myriad options that cater for locum tenens such as the availability of full time positions on locum, extended locum contracts or locum-to-term openings. Many health facilities have designed structures around locum tenens and it is rare to find a facility that does not have locum openings.
The other myth is that one can work locum tenens even if they have a full time job. Locum tenens began as a side hustle among many full-time healthcare providers as a way to get some extra cash. Over the years healthcare facilities have designed programs that allow healthcare providers to work on a part time basis in other facilities. Some of the common programs include moonlighting and working over the weekends.
Times have changed and locum tenens is no longer just a side hustle but a full time career. 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. Locum tenens gives the healthcare provider the chance to sample out various career options before settling on one.
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. For people that love the outdoors then they can apply for work in areas near a game park or in the wilderness so that they can have a chance to work and also relax at the same time. Working in such places enables the provider not only make money while they are there but also get a chance to tour the place without the constraints that come with holding down a full time job.
Locum tenens has evolved over the years from being a gig that someone did when they are free to a full time career that can be leveraged to gain so many things that may not be available in a full time position.