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5 Reasons You’ll Want to Experience Wisconsin as a Locum Tenens

Looking for a top state to practice medicine, plus gorgeous landscapes and numerous attractions that can keep you and your loved ones entertained? Wisconsin can make your wishes come true. Whether you long for an outdoorsman’s paradise, lively cities or quaint towns, the Badger State is brimming with possibilities.

Physicians, advanced practitioners and dentists seeking work opportunities will also find plenty of ways to try out what the state has to offer with locum tenens jobs in Wisconsin.

5 things that make Wisconsin ideal for locum assignments

1. Ranked No. 2 among Best States to Practice Medicine

WalletHub’s latest list of  Best States to Practice Medicine placed Wisconsin near the top, with a second-place ranking, based on factors like physician salary, opportunity, competition and medical environment.

For their 2019 list, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 18 key metrics. Their data considered things like average annual physician pay, adjusted for cost of living; competition for positions; malpractice insurance rates; malpractice payouts; quality of the public hospital system; and how punitive the state medical board is in comparison to others.

So whether you’re seeking a great state for permanent physician jobs or locum tenens assignments, Wisconsin is worthy of consideration.

2. High Best State ranking from U.S. News

U.S. Newsconducts its own annual ranking for the best states, based on factors such as the economy, education, healthcare and the natural environment. Considering 70 key metrics, the U.S. News Best States 2019 list included Wisconsin in the upper echelon, at No. 11 overall.

Wisconsin ranked highest in these five categories:
  • Opportunity – ranked No. 6
  • Natural environment – ranked No. 10
  • Health care – ranked No. 14
  • Education – ranked No. 14
  • Fiscal stability – ranked No. 14

 3. There’s something for everyone to do

All types of personalities can find something to do in Wisconsin: adventure-seekers, outdoor enthusiasts, sports fans, shopping fanatics, foodies, theater buffs, music aficionados, and many others. Whether you are traveling solo, taking your significant other, or bringing your entire family with you for a short-term adventure, this four-season paradise has plenty to offer. 

Among other attractions and activities, residents and visitors can enjoy:

  • More than 15,000 lakes throughout the state, plus 1,000+ miles of Great Lakes shoreline
  • Plentiful farmers markets, breweries, wineries, B&Bs, and, yes, dairies and creameries
  • Recreational options for every season, from water sports to hiking, camping and snow sports
  • Top-ranked professional and college sports teams, from the Green Bay Packers (NFL) to the Milwaukee Brewers (MLB) to the University of Wisconsin (NCAA)
  • Festivals and special events throughout the year, to suit every taste—highlighting food, music and the arts, plus many family-friendly activities

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4. Each city and region in Wisconsin has its own unique charms

From the shores of the Great Lakes to the mighty Mississippi River, to all of the cities, towns and diverse landscapes in between, each region offers a wealth of attractions. Locums can enjoy what’s close by, or take a day trip or long weekend to experience something different within just a few hours’ drive.

Here is just a sampling of locations and their claim to fame:

  • Awe-inspiring Door County is rated one of the Midwest’s top vacation destinations
  • Madison, the state capital, ranked No. 3 on the 2019 Best Places to Live list (
  • Along with Green Bay’s much-loved football team and Packers Hall of Fame, the city also have a zoo and adventure park, museums and numerous other attractions
  • The small town of Waters (pop. 400) hosts the world’s largest cranberry festival every fall
  • Freshwater surfers know Sheboygan on Lake Michigan as the “Malibu of the Midwest”
  • Wisconsin Dells is famous for its water parks and charming downtown
  • Milwaukee (famous for beer and baseball) hosts Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival
  • Eau Claire, with two rivers that converge downtown, is an indie, artsy, college town

5. Availability of Wisconsin locum tenens jobs

Locum Leaders has seen continuous demand for clinicians who can work locum tenens assignments in Wisconsin, covering a wide variety of specialties, locations and practice settings. And clinicians who accept a locum assignment in Wisconsin receive free housing, travel reimbursements, malpractice insurance, and credentialing and licensing services—all provided at no charge by our staffing experts.

From dentists and nurse practitioners to family practice physicians and anesthesiology professionals, a wide variety of practitioners are needed. These short-term opportunities provide the chance to experience all the state has to offer, and even try out a city before making a permanent move.

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