Locum Tenens Continues Double-Digit Growth in Third Quarter

The cat is out of the bag, as it seems that more staffing professionals are getting interested in locum tenens staffing.

In a briefing issued by Robin Hessinger of Staffing Industry Analysts reports “In the third quarter, two public healthcare staffing firms’ locum tenens businesses saw growth of 15.5% and 21.2%, respectively…Locum tenens has been the best performing sub-segment of healthcare staffing, with unbroken double-digit growth from 2003 through 2006.  This compares with overall growth in healthcare staffing in the range of -8.5% to 7%.”

Q: It used to be that temp nurse staffing was the next big thing, then travel nurse staffing, followed by allied health.  What do you think lies ahead for locum tenens staffing?