State Spotlight: Opportunities Across the United States

Locum tenens is a unique practice that offers a variety of perks for providers. In addition to the ability to build your assignment length and choose which hospitals and facilities with which you align, you can travel across the United States! If you have a goal to hit all 50 states in your lifetime, you could certainly use this practice alternative to your advantage.

Does licensing feel overwhelming? Don’t let that stand in your way. Through the IMLC, you can easily become licensed in your dream state. If you’re still dragging your feet, consider enlisting a reputable staffing company, like Medicus Healthcare Solutions; they’ll facilitate licensure in new states. So, if you’re feeling a little restless and want to indulge your wanderlust, developing a strong partnership with a recruiter could help you discover the best location(s) to reach your personal and professional goals.

Whether you’re a medical professional interested in exploring locum tenens positions for the first time or you’ve already been taking assignments and are searching for new locations, this list may have the answer for which you’re looking. Today, we discuss four states that offer a variety of opportunities for providers. Read on to learn what each location has to offer:



 No matter your passion, we’re sure you can find an outlet in Tennessee. Get your adrenaline pumping by exploring one of the most popular outdoor destinations in the United States, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Then, raft the Ocoee River or zipline through Gatlinburg as you explore one of the 56 state parks, hike a gorgeous trail, or admire some of the waterfalls along the way.

Leave the wilderness and hit the rollercoasters at Dollywood. Then, taste your way around Nashville and check out plenty of trendy food spots and craft breweries. Explore Civil War sites, monuments, and must-see landmarks. Modern meets historic with fun destinations like Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Live music has deep roots in this state; check out world-class venues, musical legends, and the Grand Ole Opry.

To explore Tennessee in all of its glory, search available locum tenens assignments today.



Much more than the “Wild, Wild West,” Texas comprises coastlines, deserts, and mountains. Make sure to tour Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area, an impressive vertical canyon. To history buffs’ delight, there are plenty of deep roots to explore. Head to San Antonio to check out the Alamo, travel to Abilene for museum hopping, and stroll through the Fort Worth Water Gardens.

If you’re looking for urban adventures, check out Dallas, Houston, or Austin. These cities are filled with arts and culture, delicious cuisine, and plenty of venues to attend! Add the Houston Space Center and the Dallas Museum of Art to your list of must-see attractions.

If you’re interested in heading to Texas, check out these locum tenens jobs.


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Washington state has a variety of national parks, rainforests, and trails to explore, including Palouse Falls State Park, home to the state’s official waterfall. Hike trails at the National Volcanic Monument, or head to Mount Rainier or Mount Olympus, which provide gorgeous backdrops for your journey. As the birthplace of alternative and grunge rock, there are plenty of venues for music lovers to experience. Visit the Chihuly Garden next to the Space Needle and tour the Glasshouse, which has eight galleries and a garden.

Tour over 900 wineries and enjoy the incredible food scene that boasts locally grown ingredients. Did you know that the very first Starbucks opened in Seattle in 1971? As you hit the city, there’s a reason you can find an espresso shop at every turn—it has the greatest concentration of coffee shops for the population!

Have you always wanted to travel to Washington? We have a variety of locum tenens positions available.



Whether you’re a foodie, outdoor fanatic, or a fan of the arts, you’re bound to discover something new and exciting in Wisconsin. Seeking a snowy getaway? Wisconsin has incredible opportunities for skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. There are over 15,000 inland lakes for plenty of water recreation and summertime fun, including Summerfest, the largest outdoor music festival in the world. Drive along Great River Road in the fall to experience some beautiful foliage.

Cheese lovers delight—head to the National Historic Cheesemaking Center, then pick up some fresh cheese wedges! Beer lover? There are countless microbreweries to try, including 3 Sheeps and Lakefront Brewery. Motorcycle enthusiast? Visit the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, and while you’re in the area, check out the Milwaukee Art Museum, featuring a giant collection of 25,000 works of art!

Maybe Wisconsin is on your list of unvisited states. Today, you can change that by checking out one of our open locum tenens assignments.

Whether you’re interested in exploring these states or other opportunities, call Medicus Healthcare Solutions at 855.301.0563 to explore your practice options with one of our experienced recruiters.

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