State Spotlight: Where You Should Wander

Is locum tenens your next move? If you’re a medical professional exploring practice alternatives and you love freedom and flexibility, you may enjoy the ability to choose a new location, set your schedule, and dictate your assignment length.

If your locum tenens options appear endless, it might be difficult to narrow your choices. By partnering with a reputable staffing company, like Medicus Healthcare Solutions, you could find your perfect fit much more easily.

With so many open opportunities, you can practice as a full-time locums provider, supplement your income with additional assignments, or check out locum tenens for the first time. Below, we’ve highlighted three states that are currently seeking locum tenens providers for a variety of specialties.

New Jersey

Begin with beautiful beaches and explore the coastal boardwalks, local shops, and amped nightlife of Atlantic City and Ocean City. Then, get your blood pumping by visiting Six Flags or the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. If you prefer rugged mountains to sandy beaches, check out the treasure trove of trails and waterfalls in northern New Jersey; the state’s area is 45 percent forest!New Jersey

Don’t forget to visit several of the state’s amazing attractions. Check out the Thomas Edison National Historical Park and the Adventure Aquarium. Did you know that New Jersey played a pivotal role in the Revolutionary War? There were far more battles fought in New Jersey than in any other colony, especially in Trenton and Princeton. History doesn’t stop there. The Garden State boasts many firsts, including the first organized baseball game and submarine.

If you’re interested in a more relaxed experience, like enjoying breakfast food and shopping, you’ll be in heaven. New Jersey is affectionately referred to as the “diner capital” because it has the most diners per capita. If food isn’t enough of a draw, the state also features the most shopping malls in one area in the entire world.

In addition to its vast amenities, New Jersey has a variety of upcoming locum tenens and permanent placement assignments.


Are you ready for the perfect Midwestern medley? With the ideal blend of urban city and prairie getaways, you’re in for a treat. Visit the art scene and sophisticated hustle and bustle of Indianapolis, check out the Children’s Museum, or, hit the Indy 500, NASCAR’s finest. Even if you aren’t staying in the city for long, make sure to stop by Monument Circle, nestled right in downtown Indianapolis.Indianapolis

Venture out to Parke County for one of Indiana’s most popular tourist attractions: the covered bridges. People flood in for the self-guided tour that includes over 30 picturesque spots spanning nine counties; make sure you remember your camera! If you’d prefer antiquing and hope to add to your classic collections, visit Richmond County and check out Antique Alley.

Dust off your hiking boots and travel out to the prairie. Whether you visit Turkey Run State Park’s sandstone cliffs and beautiful ravines or Indiana Dunes State Park’s 70 miles of hiking trails, you will have plenty of mileage to add to your soles. After working up a sweat, cool off on the coastline along the park, canoe at Sugar Creek, or visit Marengo Cave, a U.S. national landmark.

Beyond Indiana’s urban and natural beauty, there are several available locum tenens opportunities.


Michigan perfectly balances natural beauty and city amenities. Visit the nation’s longest freshwater coastline with sun-kissed beaches that become the foreground for some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets in the country. Climb sand dunes and explore multicolored sandstone cliffs. Then, head to the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, which features an exciting display of lighthouses, maritime museums, and shipwreck diving preserves. Check out Isle Royale National Park, a beautiful piece of wilderness, or Mackinac Island, a car-free island preserved in the Victorian era.Detroit

With over 103 state parks ideal for swimming, camping, and other outdoor recreation, you will find plenty of outlets for hiking, biking, and countless water sports. In the wintertime, turn to the 19 million acres of forest and perfectly groomed trails for snowshoeing, cross country skiing, or snowmobiling.

If you’d rather head to the city, visit Detroit, a tourist’s paradise for its unique automotive heritage and deep musical roots. Check out Motor Cities National Heritage Area, the Henry Ford Museum, and Motown Museum. Afterward, check out the culinary delicacies and hidden gems along the streets.

If you’re interested in exploring Michigan’s urban jungle and wild waters, Medicus has quite a few locum tenens openings.

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

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