Mailbag: Maximizing Your Income as a Locums Urologist
Question: What are the best kinds of urology locums jobs for someone who is trying to maximize their income?
Answer: Urologists who can work a minimum of seven consecutive days or shifts are in high demand for locum assignments due to the shortage of urologists in the field. This demand results in higher rates of pay for those professionals who can commit to extended coverage periods, such as long-term locum assignments. These longer blocks are attractive to hospitals because they tend to align with the call schedules of their staff physicians as well as with the standard clinic flow of most urology practices. Conversely, urologists who are only available for weekend coverage have a lower job market, as many full time employed urologists are available to work during this time, resulting in highly competitive and lower-paying opportunities. Generally speaking, these weekend positions are highly competitive (20+ interested doctors) and lower paying (>50% lower) than more substantial locums positions.
The economics of locums assignments for urologists are heavily influenced by the principles of supply and demand. Here at UrologyLocums.com, we understand the urology locums market and how to best take advantage of it. If you’d like a more in-depth analysis or have any questions, please contact a team member now.