3 Reasons to Consider a Contract Healthcare Assignment this Summer

3 Reasons to Consider a Contract Healthcare Assignment this Summer

We’ve never seen a healthcare job market like this. The demand for clinical and even administrative candidates has been outrageously high. Even with a low unemployment rate this year, we still will fall far short of filling the jobs that are currently open. There’s never been a better time to work in the healthcare field.

But what about healthcare contracting? One of the most notable developments over the past few years has been the rise of more contracting positions; from per diem and locum tenens to travel nursing, there is a new level of flexibility in the kinds of jobs you’ll find in healthcare today. Contract jobs have some unique benefits. What are they? Why would you consider a contract healthcare role this summer? We have answers that will help inform your decision-making this year.

Benefits of Considering a Healthcare Contract

If you’re on the job hunt and have healthcare skills right now, it’s time to stop and consider your options. Joining a full-time role this summer may interfere with your vacation plans. But have you considered contracting your skills? Healthcare organizations are desperately looking for talent during the months when their workforce is desperately seeking time off—and they’re paying top dollar and signing bonuses for your expertise and willingness to help. Why would you consider taking on a temporary position when there are so many open full-time roles this summer?

  • First, contract roles are incredibly flexible. You can take on short-term assignments that allow you to get the time off you need this summer with your family. That schedule flexibility is incredibly valuable and a huge perk of contracting. For example, in addition to scheduling your contract job around an already-scheduled family vacation, maybe you want a job in a cooler climate to get out of the summer heat this year. There are all kinds of perks and bonuses found in the general flexibility that a healthcare contract brings.
  • We mentioned compensation, but it’s so lucrative now to contract that it’s worth mentioning again. Some specialty areas in healthcare make even more money; for example, traveling nurses have fantastic salaries, signing bonuses, and the employer will put you up somewhere and pay for your travel. Generally, if you have certain specialties, you stand a better shot of making a very high income as a healthcare contractor.
  • You’ll also be able to try out a brand-new healthcare environment. New working environments are risky if you’re going in full-time. A contract job this summer gives you the opportunity to try out a workplace before committing to a full-time role. It may even allow you to try out different teams within a larger employer to see where you might fit. Because there are so many jobs right now, you should have no problems targeting a specific employer to come back to in a full-time position.


Today’s healthcare job market is much different than in the past. There are dozens of lucrative contract roles that offer you flexibility during the summer months or even beyond that time. Our team works hard to pin down these roles and then make sure you find the one that fits your goals. If you’re ready for your next summer contract assignment, get in touch with the AG Globe team today!

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Perks of Contract Healthcare Work

Perks of Contract Healthcare Work

In healthcare today, you have a lot of options. It’s a candidate-driven market now, which means you have more choices of the types of positions you consider. One of those options is contract work. Over the past several years, healthcare contracting has become increasingly popular for workers who want the increased pay and flexibility of these types of positions. There are many benefits of contract work today. This blog will help you understand why contracting may be a great option for you and your family.

Benefits of Healthcare Contracting

Contract positions in healthcare today can often be tailor to fit your requirements. This means you may be most interested in a contract-to-hire position, where you have the option of seeing whether the role is a fit before you commit. While you may consider contract-to-hire as a way to alleviate hiring risk for employers, the reality today is that you are interviewing the employer as much as they are you. Contract healthcare roles help you understand your options and make the best choices based on your needs, wants, and priorities.

Contract healthcare positions pay better than full-time roles. They also often offer benefits and perks including time off that in years back you may not have expected. Not anymore. Healthcare organizations are desperate for the kind of talent you bring, so you can expect better pay and benefits from these employers.

Healthcare contracting can also help alleviate some of the burnout your full-time counterparts are feeling these days. A change of scenery almost always helps with burnout symptoms and contracting gives you options to take a new assignment or even take time off. The extra money you earn in these roles can provide a nice cushion when you need it. Conversely, you also won’t need to stay in a position where you’re not challenged or where you feel bored. You have options, up to and including taking on a different contract where you feel more engaged.

A contract job in healthcare can also provide you with valuable industry experience. This is particularly beneficial if you are new to the field. Every contract not only gives you a sense of the kind of work environment that you’d like to call home someday, but it also shows which areas of the healthcare field you’d like to specialize in.

Or, if you’ve targeted the organization you’d like to work for but can’t get in the door, check with your recruiter to see if a contract role is available. Ironically, many healthcare companies will hire a contractor well before they commit to a full-time workforce. While a contract job has a specified length, these positions are often extended indefinitely.


While you may worry about job security under a contract, the reality of today’s workforce is that no job is completely safe. Contracting pairs you with a healthcare recruiter at AG Globe who can help you manage the process. Well, before your contract ends, we are already hard at work finding your new assignment. This allows you the freedom to concentrate on doing the job to the best of your ability. We handle the rest. That’s just another benefit of healthcare contracting with our firm. Get in touch with our team to find out how you can benefit from healthcare contracting.

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