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Physicians Working in Retirement: Myths Vs. Reality

As a physician, being a doctor is who you are. As retirement nears, it’s often difficult to walk away from such an important piece of your personal identity. Because of this, many soon-to-be retired or semi-retired physicians hang onto their stethoscopes longer and work well past the traditional retirement age of 65.

What if you’d like to keep working but are ready for a change or a schedule that’s not so demanding? Working as a locum tenens physician is the perfect solution. As a locums physician you have the freedom to decide when, where, and how long you work, with assignments lasting anywhere from a few days to a few months close to home or further away.

Interim Physicians makes working locums easy by matching you with assignments that suit your needs and skills. If you’d like to spend the winters in a warm climate or the hot summers in a milder one, locums is the perfect way to make that happen, as travel and lodging accommodations are often included as perks of your assignment.

Flexible scheduling, additional income, travel opportunities, and keeping credentials up to date are just a few of the benefits you can expect as a locums physician working in retirement.

Don’t be swayed by a few long-held assumptions associated with working in retirement. Take a look at the infographic below that sets the record straight. Give us a call at 800-226-6347 or visit our job page and sign up to find your perfect assignment.


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