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Whether it’s Mardi Gras season or a spring crawfish boil, you can always have a good time in Louisiana.

The Bayou State has plenty to offer its temporary and permanent residents, and we’ve created a list that highlights five reasons to consider a locum tenens job in Louisiana.

Why make Louisiana your next career stop? When working a locum tenens job in Louisiana, you get to experience a melting pot of cultures that includes authentic Cajun/Creole cuisine filled with flavors of the south. While you’re there, you must make a stop (or several stops) to New Orleans to sightsee.

Listen to the sounds of jazz and blues while strolling through the French Quarter, Jackson Square and Bourbon Street, or attend a festival to enjoy some of the best food and music in one spot. We also can’t forget about sports. If you’re a football fan, you will now have the perfect opportunity to be part of the “Who Dat Nation.”

Louisiana is a state of many nicknames, and one of the nicknames, “Sportsman’s Paradise,” is printed on all residents’ license plates. This means you could be working in a state well known for its fishing, hunting, hiking and beautiful bayous.

For healthcare providers looking for locum tenens jobs in Louisiana, this state offers many opportunities. According to the US Hospital Finder’s website, Louisiana has more than 200 hospitals.

Check out our infographic below of five reasons to consider a locum tenens jobs in Louisiana.