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Advice and Insights January 29, 2018

By Melissa Wirkus Hagstrom, contributor

Where to Find Locum Tenens Jobs in California

Enviable weather throughout the year.
Mile after mile of sprawling coastlines, redwood forests, lush farmlands, and colorful deserts.

Large metropolitan cities, rural communities, and eclectic beach towns. Unlimited adventures, from surfing and paddleboarding to rock climbing and skiing.

There’s nothing quite like the variety of attractions you’ll find in The Golden State.

And for physicians and advanced practitioners seeking a change, there’s nothing quite like the variety of locum tenens jobs in California.

California Locum Tenens Jobs

Whether you aim to practice in one of the state’s prestigious hospitals, a growing medical practice, or a smaller clinic to expand your skillset and enjoy a better work/life balance, the opportunities are seemingly endless.

California consistently has more locum tenens jobs than any other state, and opportunities exist in most medical specialties.

Family practice physicians and internists, emergency physicians, hospitalists, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, and many other practitioners can find their choice of locum tenens jobs in California.

Locum Tenens Jobs in Northern California

The famous “City by the Bay,” San Francisco, is the fourth most populated city in the state and has many great opportunities for locum tenens looking to practice in California.

Staff Care normally has several locum opportunities throughout the Bay Area, for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in various specialties. Home to some of the best restaurants in the country plus notable attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, and top professional sports teams, locum tenens practitioners will always have something to do on their days off.

San Jose, in the northern part of the Bay, is the state’s third-most populated city. This ever-growing community provides some excellent opportunities for locum tenens clinicians. Located in the midst of the technology hub known as Silicon Valley, the city has much to offer in terms of practice settings and facilities.

The state’s capital, Sacramento, and the surrounding area, also host a variety of professional and personal growth opportunities for locum tenens practitioners. Locum travelers can enjoy weekend getaways to Yosemite National Park, plus big city amenities and a thriving outdoor scene closer to home, with plenty of lakes and rivers for fishing and other activities.

In addition to the bigger cities in Northern Cal, cities and towns like Eureka, Redding, Santa Rosa, and others provide unique opportunities to immerse yourself in a great community while getting close to nature in some of the quieter yet most scenic parts of the state.

Taking a locum tenens assignment in Northern California provides ample opportunity to explore new places, work at great facilities, and network with other talented healthcare professionals.

Locum Tenens Jobs in Central California

Nestled among the Sierra Nevada foothills lies the charming city of Sonora. Named after the gold miners from Sonora, Mexico, who settled the City in 1848, this small-town atmosphere is just one example of the state’s colorful history and unique architecture.

Other notable cities in Central California with frequent opportunities for locum tenens practitioners include Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, Modesto, Ridgecrest, and Santa Barbara.

Locum tenens jobs in California--particularly in the central part of the state--put practitioners in a great position to grow their careers and thrive.

The central coast of California also boasts some of the most iconic scenery in the state. From Pismo Beach to the famous views of Big Sur, there is no shortage of beauty and wonder here.

Locum Tenens Jobs in Southern California

From Los Angeles and Orange County to San Diego, Palm Springs, and more, Southern California is a mecca for adventurers and healthcare professionals. That unique Southern Cal vibe, unparalleled beauty, and a thriving healthcare scene offer endless opportunities for fun and career growth from locum tenens jobs in California.

Some of the nation’s top hospitals call Southern California home, and the Los Angeles area is particularly booming for locum tenens. Staff Care is consistently recruiting here for openings in family practice, emergency medicine, psychiatry, and more.

Find it all in California

Wherever you are looking to take your skills, locum tenens jobs in California offer everything you need:

  • More locum job options than any other state;
  • Great pay and benefits, including free housing for travel positions;
  • A range of part-time and full-time options in various specialties;
  • Top-rated facilities with opportunities to advance your career;
  • Endless activities and locations to explore;
  • Breathtaking scenery and excellent weather.
  • You can also enjoy unparalleled service and expertise when you work with Staff Care, the nation’s leader in locum tenens job placements. 

CONTACT the locum staffing experts at Staff Care today to get started.

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