Chapter 1:
Locum Basics

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Considering living la vida locum? This chapter will explore the potential pluses and pitfalls of locum work as well as where to find your ideal position.

1.1 The Pros and Cons of Locum Work

Weigh the major pluses and pitfalls of working as a locum and consider if this type of work is a good fit for your personality and lifestyle. Here is a brief example of the pros and cons to consider when thinking of becoming a locum tenens physician:

Plentiful opportunitiesConstantly job hunting
Minimal AdministrationTravel limitations
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1.2  Finding Locum Jobs

Tap into some of the richest sources for locum opportunities in Canada and learn how to approach locum employment in the United States and abroad. In our free eBook we list more sources for you to use.

1.3  Most In-Demand Locum Specialties

See if your specialty made our top 5 list—and how demand can influence the compensation you are offered.

In Canada, new job openings for family doctors/ GPs are expected to total 50,900 from 2019-2028 — but only 19,400 new job seekers are expected to be available to fill them.

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Chapter 2: Locum Salary