General Surgery Locum Tenens Jobs

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Locum Tenens Jobs for General Surgery Medical Professionals

We work with thousands of healthcare institutions across the country, which encompasses a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional facility types such as regional medical centers, ambulatory surgical centers, community health centers, and more, who are seeking locums specializing in general surgery to fill gaps in coverage for short- and long-term assignment engagements.

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The Surgical Market for Physicians, NPs, CRNAs, and PAs

Open doors to an overflow of exciting surgical job opportunities as a surgery locum with Barton! According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, projections estimate a shortage of anywhere between 15,800 to 30,200 surgeons across all surgical specialties by 2034, partially as a result of the high cost of a medical education. With the number of general surgeons per 100,000 people having declined by 26% from the 1980s to 2005, growth in demand for surgery professionals is projected to exceed 25% in the near future, while the supply of surgeons and other medical providers specializing in surgery is below the expected line of demand. 

Locum tenens surgery professionals are stepping in to fill these gaps at healthcare facilities nationwide, and receive the freedom, flexibility, and power to build work schedules that best fit their preferences and needs. While the global surgery market was valued at 14.34 billion in 2021, it is expected to grow at an astounding CAGR rate of 9.3% through 2030, estimated to reach a value of about 31.58 billion in 2030, as reported by Grand View Research (GVR). 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects about 21,400 new job openings per year for professionals specializing in surgery between now and 2031. With the locum tenens market in the US growing at a rapid rate of 27% every year, and 88% of healthcare facilities having utilized locum tenens providers during the past 12 months according to the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the locum tenens job market for physicians, NPs, CRNAs, and PAs specializing in surgery is booming due to an aging and growing US population with increasingly complex health needs.

Salary Insights for Locum Tenens Surgery Professionals

Locum tenens surgery professionals make an average of about 22.4% more than their permanently employed counterparts across all provider types, with locum surgeons making an annual salary that’s on average 3% higher than staff surgeons, locum CRNAs making about 6.3% more, locum NPs earning around 44.9% more, and PAs boosting their salaries by about 34.4%. 

While the top paying industries for medical professionals specializing in surgery are medical and diagnostic laboratories and the offices of physicians, and the states where surgical providers see the highest earning potentials are Illinois, Maine, and Minnesota, Barton Associates works with a broad range of facility types within every state across the nation, giving our locum providers more highly attractive options to choose from regardless of the location or work environment they so prefer!

What Surgery Specialties Does Barton Work With?

Barton Associates Works With a Variety of Surgery Specialists

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Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Locum Tenens Surgical Jobs With Barton Associates

We work with surgery MDs, DOs, CRNAs, NPs, and PAs specializing in general surgery, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more at a wide range of of facility types across the country in order to give our locums the opportunity to earn more wherever their travels may take them!

Barton Associates’ surgery recruiters have successfully placed surgery locum tenens medical providers in assignments throughout the nation at clinics & centers, as well as both traditional and non-traditional facility types nationwide including at:

  • Level 1 Trauma Centers
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Community Health Centers
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Indian Health Centers
  • Corporate Clinics
  • Long-Term Acute Care Centers
  • Cosmetic Centers
  • University Hospitals/Teaching Facilities
  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Private Practices
  • Tertiary Hospitals
  • Specialty Hospitals
  • Telemedicine Jobs

Our surgery locum physicians, CRNAs, NPs, and PAs enjoy both income and job stability matched with having their pick out of an overflowing abundance of job openings across the country. Barton’s Account Executives work hard to bring you fresh, new locum surgery job opportunities every day, peruse some of our open locum surgery jobs below now!

Our openings change daily, so stay in close touch with your Barton recruiter to hear the newest updates. New to Barton and ready to become a surgical locum? Fill out the form to chat with one of our experienced recruiters to get started!

Are you in need of surgery coverage at your facility? Learn more about staffing with locums now or fill out the form on this page after selecting “Looking to Staff”.

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Barton Associates works with a broad range of healthcare facilities and organizations spanning across the country who are seeking talented locum tenens medical providers like yourself to fill gaps in coverage on locum tenens assignments with the most competitive pay.


Our skilled Account Executives establish strong connections with thousands of healthcare institutions nationwide so that our locum tenens professionals can have the power and flexibility to choose jobs which best fit their needs, preferences, and schedules from an overflowing pool of attractive opportunities.


The Barton team works hard to bring you fresh, new locum job opportunities every day, and we’re thrilled for the opportunity to help you find your dream assignment. Get in touch with us today to jumpstart your locum career with one of our experienced recruiters!



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Dana H. — My recruiter has been great about keeping in touch with me when it comes to new opportunities. He has been very helpful with the credentialing aspects of being a new nurse practitioner as have all the other people in the credentialing office! They really listen to me and work to get the times/dates/locations I want!

J.R. — My experience with Barton Associates had been nothing more than amazing. Staff is friendly and incredibly helpful. I am so impressed by this company. Never experienced a single problem.

L. Dell — I have been very satisfied with Barton Associates over the last months. They are professional, address issues promptly and try to match me where I feel comfortable and respected.

Lance B. — Great to work with, takes care of everything I don't want to deal with, but lets me do the parts I do want to handle. I love the weekly paycheck, very hard to beat that. Thanks Barton for everything.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What types of providers can be locums?

A: Barton Associates works with NPs, PAs, physicians, dentists, and CRNAs!

Q: Who uses locum tenens providers?

A: Companies and other healthcare facilities beyond the walls of hospitals and clinics have healthcare staffing openings. The Barton Associates team works with a variety of clients looking to fill temporary roles throughout the country, including but not limited to hospitals, private practices, and urgent care. Learn more about who Barton Associates works with!

Q: What is the main benefit of working with a healthcare staffing agency?

A: Working with an agency makes the process simple. We handle all of the paperwork and other heavy lifting to improve the overall experience for both our providers and clients. All our providers can clients need to do is let us know what they are looking for!