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Aug

3 States Hit Hardest by Healthcare Professional Shortage

The United States will require 2.3 million more healthcare professionals by 2025 to properly care for patients. Luckily, locum tenens physicians are the perfect solution to the shortage. The shortage in the healthcare system is not limited to one state or area. However, there are some states that need locum tenens coverage more than others.

3. Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania (PA) is bursting with opportunities for medical professionals. NEXTLocums has several open positions waiting for medical professionals. These positions are for an array of specialties including emergency medicine and anesthesiology.

What PA Has to Offer:

Chocolate lover?

Hersheypark (Hershey, PA) is one of the largest and most loved attractions in Pennsylvania. Here you can indulge yourself with a tour of the on-site chocolate factory, an assortment of rides, and a variety of shows throughout the park. This park is a great location for any chocolate lover traveling alone or for the whole family to visit.

Want to spend time in the great outdoors?

Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, PA) consists of more than 1,000 acres, the gardens are the perfect place to find peace and quiet after a busy shift. The garden also offers a fine dining restaurant with a variety of food and beverage options. Lincoln Caverns & Whisper Rocks (Huntingdon, PA) is a great place to day trip to explore the caverns, learn about rock formations and get back to nature.

History buff?

Tour Gettysburg National Military Park (Gettysburg, PA) to learn about the role this battle played in the Civil War or visit Gettysburg National Cemetary to stand in the spot where Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address.

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2. New York

NEXTLocums is currently looking for medical professionals to fill open positions in New York. The state offers something for everyone, from city-dwellers to nature lovers.

What New York Has to Offer:

Love the hustle & bustle of a big city?

New York City is the obvious choice. There you can visit The Statue of Liberty, take in the sights of Central Park, visit the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum and eat at world-class restaurants.

Are waterfalls your thing?

Visit Niagara Falls, NY to see the breathtaking power and beauty of the three waterfalls that straddle the border of Canada and the United States. Visit Prospect Point Park for views of American Falls or go to Cave of the Winds to access hiking points that lead beneath Bridal Veil Falls.

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1. California

California is a state that has a lot to offer. NEXTLocums is currently looking for medical professionals to fill positions across the state, even in popular cities like San Francisco.

What CA Has to Offer:

Need to add an iconic National Park to your list?

Visit Yosemite National Park. This popular park is perfect for the outdoorsy medical professional. Yosemite offers hiking adventures and river rafting, both of which are perfect for the beautiful California weather. The Yosemite Village offers options for dining and lodging for a weekend getaway.

Have a thing for sea lions?

There are many places to see sea lions in California, but Pier 39 (San Francisco, CA) offers scenic views, sea-lion sightings, shopping and many famous San Francisco food must-haves. From the pier, you can see Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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How can you help where coverage is needed?

The shortage of medical professionals is high in the states outlined above, however, the shortage is nation-wide. NEXTLocums matches medical professionals with opportunities across the country, finding one that is the best fit and location for YOU. Connect with one of our recruiters or check out our job board to view available positions across the United States.