In many medical specialties, but especially those with high malpractice insurance, locum tenens jobs can work to your financial advantage. For example, an anesthesiologist may make close to $400,000 a year, but he may pay more than $25,000 in medical liability insurance, depending on the type and location of his practice, according to data from the American Medical Association.
But an anesthesiology locum tenens may be a way to help anesthesiologists get a foothold on finances, especially young doctors who are facing medical school loans. Talk to a specialized physician staffing agency about anesthesiology locum tenens options. There are several ways you can benefit from being a locum tenens physician. The organization where you'll do your locum pays for the medical liability insurance. Another bonus—especially if you are just starting in your career—is that a locum tenens job is a convenient way to check out a practice setting or a geographic area before making a long-term commitment.