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Survey Highlights Physician Motivations for Working Locum Tenens Jobs
Date:7/23/2008

time' as their primary motivation for working locum tenens. Representative responses included:
  • "I get to work when I choose, vacation when I choose, and direct my own life and career."

  • "The main thing is control over your time. I'm not fighting for vacation time.
If my daughter has a special event at school, I schedule myself off."

  • "It allows me to work for one of the best bosses I have ever had, me. It allows me to organize my time and use my capabilities as they best suit me, not someone else. I get to travel to new places and meet new people at someone else's expense. Sweet."

Giving Back
A number of providers have used that freedom and career flexibility to achieve major life goals, often benefitting "the greater good" at the same time. For example:

  • One Texas-based psychiatrist said that accepting locum tenens assignments allows him to maintain an office in "a frontier town 150 miles from a city (even 65 miles from a Wal-Mart)."

  • A surgeon from Washington State responded, "Locum tenens has allowed me the flexibility and time to do our clinic in Vietnam. By returning intermittently to the USA, I can still stay current and sharp in surgery and the new, good things I see in the USA, I can take back."


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