Locum Tenens for Physician Assistants (PA)

Are you a physician assistant (PA) looking for a rewarding job? We work with thousands of medical and surgical hospitals, medical practices, and organizations across the U.S. that need talented physician assistant (PAs) for short- and long-term engagements.

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Physician Assistants Earn, Travel, and Experience More

As a Physician Assistant Locum Tenens with Barton Associates we will help you get the most salary for your your PA education investment

Demand for locum tenens physician assistants (PAs) is at an all-time high, which means it is a great time to take advantage of the freedom, flexibility, and unmatched earning potential that comes with locum tenens job opportunities through Barton Associates. More practices, hospitals, and companies are using travel physician assistants to meet the growing demand for healthcare services because of the physician shortage. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicts employment of PAs will grow 38 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.

Physician assistants earn more and enjoy a a better quality of life via locum tenens job opportunities. Fill out the form to get started!

Barton Reviews

Locum Tenens Healthcare Success Stories

Barton Reviews

Debra W., Healthcare Professional- "My experience with Barton Associates has been excellent. I have been pleased with and have had very positive experiences with the assignments that I have received. I plan to continue to work with Barton."

Stacy W., Healthcare Professional - "The agent I work with is great communicator, efficient, gets me answers quickly, negotiates my contract for optimal pay and other benefits, and actively looks for future assignments.

I was in a hotel temporarily, while looking for a furnished apartment as this assignment was a quick placement, and smokers next door caused my room to have cigarette smoke. Upon requesting new location to alternate hotel (as I had already been moved to alternate room with the problem still present by another guest) the agent promptly replied asking me when I wanted to move and had me an alternate hotel reserved and ready within the hour. This spoke highly to me on their value of taking care of their traveling providers."

Susan S., Healthcare Professional - "Prompt pay. Great customer service!"

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Pros of Being a Locum Tenens Physician Assistant

Read About What Makes Being a Locum Tenens PA a Great Career Path

A major perk of becoming a locum tenens PA is working and learning in a variety of practice settings across different facilities. For Dawn S., PA-C, being a locum tenens provider accomplishes exactly that. “You can really draw from a lot of different places,” she explained. “I think it’s helped me become more marketable, actually. If I ever decide to stay in one area, I have a lot of ideas,” she said. Read more about Dawn's story as a locum tenens PA.

Also, check out these stories from other locum tenens PAs we have had the pleasure of speaking to!

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PA Week 2020 Testimonials

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Barton's 3-Step Process

How It Works

Barton coordinates your job search from start to finish!



We’ll schedule a phone consultation with a Barton Associates team member to discuss your interests, goals, and work history in order to get a sense of what you’re looking for in your next job.

Your Barton team will then go to work, compiling a list of open jobs in our extensive network that match your interests and skill set.



Once you’ve had a chance to evaluate your list of opportunities, your Barton rep will submit your information to facility you want to take an assignment at.

If there’s a match, we’ll work with the client manager on next steps.



Don’t worry! Barton Associates will handle licensing, credentialing, and travel arrangements before you arrive.

Your Barton rep will also work with your new facility to ensure you’re set up and ready to go on day one.


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