By The Staff Care Team Jun 15, 2021
Have a favorite summer travel spot, or a list of places you
have been wanting to visit? There is no time like the present to go, especially
if a recruiter can help you find an assignment that will pay you to travel to a
top locum tenens destination.
Summer locum tenens jobs are still available, in a wide variety
of locations and work settings. To help you decide where to apply, the team at Staff Care
has selected a number of cities that have ample locum jobs and a good variety
of amenities you can enjoy. Already booked up for summer? These destinations
are also worth considering for fall locum tenens assignments.
10 top summer travel spots for locum providers
The Pacific Northwest is calling visitors back, to come and
enjoy the dynamic city of Seattle and its beautiful surroundings. Summer locum
tenens jobs in Seattle or nearby Tacoma allow you to enjoy the city’s perks,
including nonstop coffee options, the famous Pike Place Market, as well as the
Seattle Aquarium, the Museum of Pop Culture, Mariners baseball games, amazing
restaurants and much more.
On your days off, catch a ferry to one of the picturesque
islands in Puget Sound, or strike out on your own and explore the natural
wonders along the
Pacific Coast or in the mountains, lakes, forests and rivers. From shopping to
salmon fishing, the choices are endless.
locum tenens jobs in Seattle and throughout Washington State
San Francisco, California
With sweeping views of San Francisco Bay and that famous
bridge, world-class seafood (and sourdough), a multi-faceted art scene,
eclectic neighborhoods, and a one-of-a-kind vibe, San Francisco is a virtual
playground for people of all ages.
Whether you are working a summer locum job in San Francisco,
Oakland or another Bay Area town, you can play like a tourist while you’re
here. Visit Alcatraz prison, shop and eat your way through Pier 39 and
Ghiradelli Square, inch your way down crooked Lombard Street and ride a cable
car. But you’ll also want to plan plenty of day trips, from the seaside town of
Sausalito to an extensive tour of the wineries in nearby Napa Valley. A few
weeks simply won’t be long enough to do everything on your list, so prioritize
and book ahead.
locum jobs in San Francisco and throughout California
Bismarck, North Dakota
Want to enjoy a quieter pace of life this summer?
Staff Care has several opportunities in this idyllic setting.
While working locum tenens in Bismarck, you can
follow the trail of Lewis and Clark, go kayaking or take a riverboat cruise
along the beautiful Missouri River, visit the Dakota Zoo, play golf, explore
scenic bike trails, go horseback riding, and discover some great breweries and
bistros in the revitalized downtown area. There is also an amusement park,
science center and plenty of family-friendly activities if you choose to bring
locum jobs in Bismarck
and throughout North Dakota
If you like it hot, this desert paradise has plenty of
opportunity for locum tenens jobs and a surprising array of amenities. One of
the best ways to enjoy summer in Phoenix is in the water, whether you’re
spending your days off at Saguaro Lake or one of the area’s massive water
parks, or simply lazing around the pool at your temporary housing. The Phoenix
Zoo is also open early (with cooling misters) if you want to beat the heat.
Indoor attractions include the 200,000-square-foot OdySea Aquarium, as well as numerous museums, restaurants,
malls and more. For a change of scenery, take a day trip to Kartchner Caverns
State Park, scenic Sedona or the mountain town of Flagstaff. Have a few days
between shifts? Journey to the Grand Canyon (3.5 hours away) for a must-see
Find locum jobs in Phoenix and throughout Arizona
In the heart of Texas, Houston stands out as a cosmopolitan destination,
filled with world-class dining, arts, shopping and nightlife. On your days off,
you can take a stroll through the historic Houston Heights, spend the day
exploring the Museum District or visit Space Center Houston. You’ll also have
dozens of award-winning restaurants to choose from, including trendy eateries
and bars along Washington Avenue.
This summer, you can also catch a Houston Astros baseball game or try
the free outdoor concerts in Hermann Park. Cultural offerings range from the
Museum of Fine Arts and live theater to a hands-on workshop covering the art of
making cowboy boots. In America’s fourth largest city, there is always plenty
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Houston and throughout Texas
Could Chicago be your kind of town for summer travel? Voted
the “Best Big City in the U.S.” for four years in a row (Condé Nast Traveler reader poll),
Chicago is acclaimed for its dining options, world-class art and museums,
inspiring architecture, beautiful green spaces, and 77 diverse neighborhoods. This
summer and fall, you can also catch a Cubs game at famous Wrigley Field.
Situated on beautiful Lake Michigan, the city also provides
a wide variety of recreational activities, outdoor events and scenic spots to
simply relax and enjoy. While some festivals and events have been scaled back
or rescheduled due to COVID-19, locum tenens working in the Windy City will
still find plenty of ways to enjoy their days off.
locum jobs in Chicago and throughout Illinois
The City of Brotherly Love is welcoming summer travelers and
locum providers with a number of festivals and activities, from legendary flower
shows and art shows to outdoor concerts and holiday celebrations. Of course,
Philadelphia’s famous historic district features many can’t-miss sites,
including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, but there is so much more to
see and do.
Visit the museums along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, shop your
way through the Reading Terminal Market, or wind down after a long shift at a
trendy waterfront restaurant along the Delaware River. Most attractions are now
open, but may have mask requirements or capacity limits, so be sure to plan
locum jobs in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania
New York, New York
What can we say about the Big Apple? If you haven’t been,
you’ve got to go. And if you have been, it is time to go back. The five boroughs
that make up New York City have a lot of offer for your summer travel plans. When
you’re not working as a locum provider at one of the city’s prestigious medical
facilities, you can spend your days off exploring numerous attractions. Some
may still be operating with limited capacity, so see
what’s open and plan accordingly.
Whether it’s the Bronx Zoo, Times Square, the 9/11 Memorial
and Museum, the Empire State Building, or any number of world-class museums and
restaurants, you’ll find more than enough to keep you busy throughout your
locum jobs in New York City and throughout the state
Do like history? Scenic harbor views?
Fresh seafood and award-winning craft breweries? An active arts community and numerous
public art installations? This thriving city on famous Chesapeake Bay has it
You can tour the historic Norfolk Naval Station by boat, take a
self-guided tour of Cannonball Trail, pose with the legendary Norfolk mermaids throughout
the city, soak in the sun at Ocean View or East Beach, check out the Chrysler
Museum, visit the zoo, and try every water sport imaginable. Whether you are
working in Norfolk or nearby in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach or Portsmouth, this
is a locum tenens destination you won’t soon forget.
Find locum jobs in Norfolk and
Charleston, South Carolina
Brimming with charm and Southern hospitality, Charleston
offers locum providers a picturesque destination to indulge your favorite
pastimes. When you’re not a work you can shop in fun boutiques, visit historic
homes and sites, enjoy award-winning cuisine, frolic in the surf at Folly
Beach, tour amazing art galleries, take a swamp boat tour in Cypress Gardens,
or catch some live music under the stars.
Whatever you choose, you’ll soon discover why Charleston was
once again named the “No. 1 Small City in the U.S.” by readers of Condé Nast Traveler in 2020.
locum jobs in Charleston and throughout South Carolina
Getting to your locum tenens
If you are already licensed in your state of choice, or have
a multistate license through the Interstate
Medical Licensing Compact (IMLC), it can be faster to get placed in
a summer locum tenens assignment. Our team can talk to you about specific
requirements, and help out with other licensing requirements, accommodations,
travel expenses, and more.
Don’t see your dream destination in the list above? Don’t
worry. Staff Care has hundreds of
locum tenens assignments across the country.
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