State Spotlight: Hot Jobs in Cool Places

With summer winding down, you may be looking for a change of pace. If you’re a healthcare provider and enjoy traveling or are seeking new practice opportunities, locum tenens could be the right fit for you.

Is there a state you’ve always wanted to explore? Consider partnering with a reputable staffing company, like Medicus Healthcare Solutions, to help you find the best location to match your travel and professional goals.

Whether you’re a full-time locums provider, are supplementing your income with additional assignments, or are considering locum tenens for the first time, there are plenty of openings for a variety of specialties throughout the country. Today, we’ve created a list of active opportunities in states brimming with unique cultural and recreational activities. Keep reading to discover whether any of these locations could become your dream move:



The Golden State is a paradise for beachgoers and alpine lovers—with plenty of terrain for all personalities in between. Explore the rugged but picturesque mountains of Big Sur, then stroll along Glass Beach to admire the beautiful spectrum of colored sea glass.

For more adventure, visit Sequoia National Park and Redwood National Park to catch a glimpse of the tallest trees in the United States. Lake Tahoe has plenty of sparkling water for boating, fishing, and canoeing. For skiers and snowboarders, the Sierra Nevada range has some of the most beautiful mountains and resorts. At some point, head to Los Angeles and hike to the Hollywood sign, where you can snap a picture of yourself with the City of Angels’ most famous icon!

Looking forward to exploring California’s many wonders? We have plenty of current locum tenens opportunities for medical professionals.



Discover our nation’s story through museums, battlefields, memorials, and important historical documents. The Keystone State has played a strong role in the foundation of the United States. There’s a lifetime of bucket-list travel, from the Liberty Bell to the Gettysburg battle site and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the third-largest museum in the country.

Pennsylvania has even more to offer than its rich history and culture! Residents have a year-round playground of outdoor recreation—skiing in the Pocono Mountains, kayaking along the Susquehanna River, and enjoying plenty of hiking and biking routes.

Beyond the state’s infinite number of activities, there are locum tenens and permanent placement assignments available through Medicus Healthcare Solutions.



Virginia is for Lovers—of mountains, beaches, and life. Sightsee down Skyline Drive or hit the coast to relax at Virginia Beach. If you’re a water fanatic, cast your fishing line in the Commonwealth’s waters or dip your toes in the waters of rushing waterfalls. With 38 Virginia state parks, residents have miles of trails to hike, bike, and explore along the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Summer festivals, museums, and exhibits beckon arts and cultural enthusiasts; there are seemingly limitless chances to create memories, no matter your interests.

In addition to its beautiful culture and surroundings, Virginia has current permanent placement positions available.



Peppered with palm trees and sugar-sand beaches, Florida is the perfect place to enjoy coastal activities. The Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico offer over 1,300 miles of coastline for residents to surf, swim, dive, or boat—and you can take advantage of fresh shellfish and tropical fruit!

Probably most well-known for Universal Studios and Walt Disney World, Florida has a variety of additional attractions. Miami’s pulsating nightlife and diverse cultural activities provide residents with a lifetime of exploration. When you get bored with the city, head out to explore the Everglades and glimpse some of the most interesting wildlife in the East Coast!

If you’re interested in exploring this tropical treasure, Medicus has a variety of current locum tenens and permanent placement opportunities.



Maine presents a plethora of mountainside hikes, sea-to-table dinners, and summer vacations on the coast.

Meander through charming towns, explore 32 state parks, and admire over 60 historic lighthouses. Acadia National Park has a stunning landscape with breathtaking views of Cadillac Mountain. Skiers and snowboarders can hit Sugarloaf or Sunday River for some beautiful, Eastern-style packed snow. There are plenty of opportunities for those who aren’t outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the state, too. The less adventurous can take a stroll along Marginal Way or hit the Kittery Outlets for some shopping.

Beyond the snow-capped mountains and sandy beaches, Maine has numerous locum tenens and permanent placement assignments available.

Call Medicus Healthcare Solutions at 855.301.0563 to explore locum tenens opportunities with an experienced recruiter, and read our blogs for tips, the latest news and trends, and other helpful information.

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