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When thinking of the state of Kansas, one’s mind may instantly drift to the 1939 classic film, “The Wizard of Oz.” Images of a brick road and sunflowers may begin to populate your mind, and perhaps you’ll begin thinking about Dorothy’s plight to return to her home state of Kansas. Along with being the location of this classic film, the Sunflower State is also the location of several great locum tenens opportunities. To keep up with all the state has to offer, we have created a list that highlights five reasons to consider a locum tenens job in Kansas.

As you make your way into the Sunflower State, your first stop might be Kansas City. This popular destination is filled with several family-friendly activities, tasty fall-off-the-bone barbeque and an energetic nightlife. It’s also just 20 minutes away from the other Kansas City. Yes, you’ve read correctly. Kansas City, MO is right next door to Kansas City, KS (KCK). 

While spending time in KCK, you will have the opportunity to check out Schlitterbahn Waterpark and the city’s premier racing facility known as the Kansas Speedway. If you want to slow things down, try visiting one of the city’s historical museums such as the Strawberry Hill Museum. There are also many popular museums outside of KCK such as the beloved Oz Museum in Wamego and the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence.

Speaking of Lawrence, you are now in Jayhawk territory. Lawrence is a popular city in the Sunflower State known for the University of Kansas and its impeccable collegiate basketball team. Many of the city’s top spots can be found on Massachusetts Street, a downtown area known for restaurants, bars and a good time.

Lawrence is also home to Haskell Indian Nations University, a federally operated tribal university for Native American students. Several Native American tribes also call Kansas home, and their heritage is recognized at many museums and events.

If you’re considering Kansas as a destination for your next locum tenens position, know that your future is as bright as the state’s sunflowers and rich agriculture. According to the Kansas Hospital Association, there are a total of 124 community hospitals in the state. Many of them are located in rural areas.

View our current list of locum tenens jobs in Kansas here, and let us help you find the perfect locum tenens job for your schedule. Be sure to check out our infographic below of five reasons to consider a locum tenens job in Kansas.