State Spotlight: Blending Beauty with Opportunity

Locum tenens could be your next move, especially if you enjoy traveling or are currently exploring medical practice alternatives. Enjoy the freedom of choosing new locations, setting your schedule, and dictating your assignment length.

With a variety of opportunities at your fingertips, consider partnering with a reputable staffing company, like Medicus Healthcare Solutions, to help you find the best match for both your travel and professional goals.

No matter your motivation for practicing, there are plenty of states currently seeking locum tenens providers. Today, we’ve put together a list of states with active opportunities across an array of specialties. In addition to wonderful employment opportunities, each state combines humming city life with plenty of activities for outdoor fanatics—and everything in between. Read on to see if one of them might be a good fit:


Illinois geography combines urban hype with the beautiful wilderness and small-town charm of its surrounding geography. Framed by Chicago’s gorgeous architecture, visit plenty of must-see museums, shop along the Magnificent Mile, and experience Millennium Park—spanning 24 acres in the heart of the city. For a different perspective, consider a kayaking tour to experience the city lights.

If the city isn’t your scene, venture outside of the hubbub to explore canyons and waterfalls at Starved Rock State Park. Then, don’t forget to check the Garden of the Gods off your bucket list— explore over 3,300 acres of trails and waterfront, watch the sunset over Shawnee Forest, and meander through the Anderson Japanese gardens.

Sound like the state for you? Medicus has current openings for locum tenens and permanent placement.


Hoping for a little bit of everything? Massachusetts truly has it all. Head to the Berkshires to admire some of New England’s most beautiful autumn colors and then hit the slopes at a variety of ski resorts. If you’re more of a beachgoer, then three of the best nautical destinations are just a quick jaunt down the coast. For a full summer of adventure, enjoy plenty of sand and sun at Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket.

Rather head to the city? Boston has more than enough to explore. The state’s capital is rich with American Revolutionary history; visit the Freedom Trail and a variety of museums. Then, take a break to enjoy shopping and dining at Faneuil Hall (not to mention the plethora of award-winning restaurants along the harbor)!

In addition to its scenic beauty and cultural attractions, Massachusetts has a variety of available locum tenens and permanent placement positions.

North Carolina

Sports enthusiasts unite and foodies delight! Although North Carolina might be well known for its basketball and BBQ, the beautiful state has plenty more to offer. The Piedmont region is a professional’s dream. In addition to the birthplace of NASCAR, the area combines a technology hub with a thriving start-up culture and a strong reputation for excellent healthcare.

Are you more of a mountain climber or a beach relaxer? Luckily, there’s a region for each. If you have a more adventurous spirit, The Blue Ridge Parkway covers over 250 miles of mountains, with easy access to a variety of beautiful towns. Hike the Smoky Mountains and tour the Biltmore House before exploring the numerous craft breweries sprinkled along the way. If you’d rather soak up some sun and sink your toes in the sand, hit the Outer Banks to view beautiful lighthouses, enjoy scenic Bald Head Island, and take a wild horse tour on Corolla Beach.

If you’re looking for your next move and think North Carolina is the right fit, we have several open locum tenens and permanent placement positions.

New York

Although New York City is home to some of the state’s most-visited attractions—the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Central Park—travel north or south of the skyscrapers to discover some of the state’s hidden gems!

Head south to discover beautiful seaside living, travel miles of beaches, and tour spectacular lighthouses. If you’d rather travel north, the Finger Lakes and Niagara Falls beckon even the most adventurous souls. Along the way, explore the Adirondacks’ more than 6 million acres of terrain in a variety of ways—hiking, skiing, or boating.

No matter your geographical preference—New York has it all, including plenty of locum tenens and permanent placement opportunities.

Learn more about what you could do to enjoy greater opportunities by calling 855.301.0563 to speak with an experienced Medicus Healthcare Solutions recruiter today.

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