Category Archives: Working Locum Tenens

Locums Lifestyle: Myths vs. Reality

True or False: locum tenens is only for doctors who can't get a job anywhere else. False! Locum tenens can be an attractive option for many physicians coming from several different backgrounds and experience levels. Numerous benefits, like competitive pay, flexibility, and enhanced work-life balance are all advantages to working locums. You may have previously heard…
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Freelance Doctors: Take a Scalpel to Your Tax Bill

By Peter C. Thoms, CFA www.LocumTenensTaxStrategy.com Many freelance doctors who earn high income from self-employment are eligible to make very large annual, tax-deductible contributions to an IRS-approved retirement plan called a defined benefit plan. In many cases, they can contribute $100,000 or more annually—and thereby save $40,000+ in taxes every year while rapidly building a…
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Top 5 Reasons Doctors Choose Locums

Over the years, the locum tenens industry has continued to grown. This is even more true in recent years as the nation has experienced an unprecedented shortage of doctors in addition to an overwhelming jump in patient population. Competitive pay, career flexibility, and travel opportunities are the most obvious benefits of working locum tenens. However,…
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Reducing Your 2016 Tax Bill Just Got Easier

Wondering how you can reduce your 2016 tax bill? Working with a firm like Orion Capital Management LLC makes it easy by helping you to set up a defined benefit plan catered to you and your unique needs as a locum tenens physician. To make things even simpler, they've created an infographic that provides a quick visual summary…
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5 Vital Tips For First-Time Locums Physicians

There are many reasons physicians are drawn to locum tenens. Extra income, travel opportunities, and escaping burnout are just to name a few. Once you've made the leap and joined the thousands of other physicians choosing the locums life, it's time to prepare for your first assignment. After credentialing, finalizing rates, and completing licensing paperwork, you’re…
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Top Underrated Locums Destinations for Fall

Temperatures are cooling off, the leaves are beginning to change, and pumpkin-spiced goodies have begun to hit the shelves. Fall is officially here, but before we are hit with winter’s wrath, consider filling your schedule with a locums assignment in one of these great fall locations. Typically, providers set their sites on places like New…
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Projected Rise for Locums Physicians

According to a survey by The Physicians Foundation and Merritt Hawkins, 11.5% of all physicians plan to work as locum tenens within the next three years. For physicians 45 and younger, this number goes slightly up to 12.8%. Both of these numbers are up from a similar study conducted in 2014. However, this news is…
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Choosing the Right Locums Agency for You

Choosing a locum tenens firm is a very important decision for any physician who wants a successful career in locums. Selecting the right agency can make a world of difference when preparing and heading into each assignment. But choosing the right agency doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, it's as simple as 1, 2,…
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Top Ten Cities for a Healthcare Job

Looking for your next locum tenens job? Consider one of these ten popular locums destinations. Based on U.S. census data, ABODO has rounded up the top ten cities for employment in the healthcare industry. From historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to bluesy Memphis, Tennessee, this list is sure to include an exciting locale that peaks your interest. Visit…
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Let Locums Help You Find Your Perfect Practice Setting

As a physician, you know there is more than one way to be a doctor. Aside from specialty, there are also several different settings in which you can choose to practice, and many factors that come in to play when deciding where you want to end up. One of the main benefits of working locums…
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