1. The Payment
You may get higher pay rates in both big cities and rural areas. if there is scarcity for your specialty you could get a good payment even in locations that are not so populated.
The payment that locums get is hourly and overtime is also an option. Traveling expenses can, of course, be deducted and written off. Put some money on the side as you will have to eventually pay your taxes.
Doctors with a specialty in internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine are always in high demand.
2. The Benefits
The interesting thing about locum payments is that it is not related to the insurance and payments of the patient. Locum tenens professionals get compensated according to their contract and at the end of it they can move on to their next assignment.
As contractors, the locum tenens have the freedom to schedule their own contracts according to their specific time and availability. Flexibility and the opportunity to travel is another benefit that is worth mentioning. Getting a contract as a locum can help you get some side income and earn extra money.
3. The Agency
it is really difficult to find a facility or a hospital that contracts physicians as locum tenens. it is important that you find an agency that specializes in locum tenens recruitment and staffing so that you can get all the benefits that it can offer you as contract negotiation, fining you the proper housing and dealing with all the details so that you can transition without any obstacles.