Locums Advanced Practice June 25, 2023

The Benefits of Physician Assistant Travel Jobs

Is your physician assistant job as good as it gets? Or are you looking for a possible change in your career?

The professional and personal benefits of physician assistant travel jobs may be just what you’ve been seeking.

Just like with permanent positions, traveling physician assistants can examine, diagnose, and treat patients in inpatient or outpatient settings. But these temporary assignments can add flexibility, extra income, travel benefits, and other lifestyle perks to your career options. 

Physician Assistant Jobs Remain Among the Best

Physician assistants (PAs) are advanced healthcare practitioners who are overwhelmingly satisfied with their careers.
And why not?

Physician assistant jobs ranked second in healthcare and third overall on the U.S. News Best Jobs List for 2022, based on an extremely strong job market, good work-life balance, excellent salaries, growth potential, and other factors.

Whether working in physicians’ practices, hospitals, or another working environment, PAs know that their top rewards come from helping and treating patients, especially when allowed to practice to the full extent of their medical training.

Recognized as one of the three primary care providers, along with physicians and nurse practitioners, PAs are nationally certified and state-licensed professionals who can work autonomously or in collaboration practice with other providers.

Physician assistants practice and prescribe medicine in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and the armed services.

Physician Assistant Career Stats

Physician assistants are in high demand, as a vital part of the medical team.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 132,000 PAs are currently working across the United States, and the number of physician assistant jobs is expected to grow 31 percent between 2020 and 2030, which is much faster than the average of all professions.

The median base salary in 2021 was $121,530 per year or $58.43 per hour. And the Association of Physician Assistants’ latest salary survey found that PA’s median base salary rose more approximately 4.5 percent from 2021 and 2022.

Benefits of Physician Assistant Travel Jobs

Traveling physician assistants can also earn excellent salaries, and have the opportunity to choose where and when they want to work, in part-time or full-time temporary assignments across the country. Their salary rates and other benefits are guaranteed by contract.

As locum tenens providers, they step in for medical staff during short-term vacancies, vacations, patient census fluctuations, and other periods of transition.

Some additional benefits of travel PA assignments include:

  • Career-building physician assistant travel jobs in top facilities
  • The freedom to choose your practice setting, location, and schedule
  • Job placement assistance from a dedicated physician assistant recruiter
  • Licensing and credentialing assistance for each travel assignment
  • Free housing, paid travel, excellent compensation, and professional liability coverage
  • The chance to try out a new city or visit extended family during assignments

PAs may choose locum tenens assignments at nearly any stage of their careers, as solo adventures or as a chance to travel with a spouse, family, best friend, and/or pet.

Learn More About Locum Tenens Physician Assistant Jobs

To learn more about locum tenens physician assistant travel jobs across the country, simply complete the form on the right and an AMN Healthcare recruiter will reach out to you to learn more about your priorities for location, facility type, and patient populations. 

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