Thought Leaders: Why Assisted Living Facilities Are Perfect For Travel & Work
Stephan Baldwin is the Director of Business Development for www.AssistedLivingCenter.com, a portal for senior living communities and information.
You’re a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional and you’re looking for a change. It could be you’re fresh out of school, ready for adventure and curious about what life has to offer you.
Maybe you graduated medical school years ago, found a job and made your whole family proud. You’ve been doing this for years and now you’re bored. You did everything you were supposed to, will you ever be able to start enjoying what you do again?
Do either of these scenarios describe you? If so, locum tenens staffing and assisted living may be the right combination to set your career path in the right direction.
Locum tenens is a great way for medical professionals to explore new areas and jobs.
Locum tenens is temporary medical staffing that is a popular option among both new and experienced medical professionals looking for physician, physician assistant, and nursing practitioner jobs. Locum healthcare providers choose where they work and when they want to do it.
Senior living communities are the ideal choice for doctors and nurses looking to travel and broaden their experience for two simple reasons: demand and availability.
Over 31,000 Assisted Living Communities Across The US
According to Argentum, formerly known as the Assisted Living Federation of America(ALFA), there are over 31,000 assisted living communities in just the US. This doesn’t count other types of senior care like respite care, skilled nursing, memory care, hospice care, and even home-care agencies. All of these senior care providers have healthcare jobs available across the US and Canada.
Locum tenens work is available for long and short-term jobs that offer unique opportunities. If you are a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner who is interested in a locum tenens position for the benefit of seeing new places and experiencing cities and states you otherwise wouldn’t get to visit, specializing in senior care may be the right option for you.
While the regulations of assisted living can vary from state to state, and the definition may change to personal care or residential care home, senior care is available and abundant in every type of living situation or climate that you could possibly want to visit or live.
Do you love warm weather and the beach? So do seniors! Florida, California, and other beach areas have a large elderly population and numerous senior living communities, many of which offer locum tenens opportunities.
Are you looking for something more urban, a little more hip? New York, Boston, and dozens of other great American metropolitan areas have established populations that are aging and need care.
No matter what you’re looking for, there are assisted living communities in the area that need medical care professionals.
As the US population ages the demand for healthcare providers continues to grow at assisted living communities.
Medical Professionals Needed For Senior Care
You don’t need a calculator to figure out that there is an increasing need for healthcare professionals. As the population of elderly adults continues to grow there will be even more need for providers who specialize in the healthcare needs of seniors.
The baby boomer generation is getting older; every day 10,000 more people turn 65 according to Pew research. Aging adults have a myriad of health issues as they get older that require physician and nursing care.
No matter where you are in your medical career, if job versatility and travel sounds interesting, locum tenens employment is the right career move for you.
Ready to take the next step in your medical career? Apply to All Medical Personnel today!