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If you enjoy spending time outdoors (particularly in the water), grab your gear because it’s time to make a splash in Minnesota.  

Known as the “Land of 10,000 lakes,” Minnesota is a beautiful state that provides scenic views, countless outdoor activities and several opportunities to engage in a melting pot of cultures. 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 Minnesota.

Although the nickname implies Minnesota has 10,000 lakes, that information is false and a bit modest. Minnesota is home to 11,842 lakes and has a variety of urban and rural landscapes. Along with its vast amount of lakes, Minnesota has 67 state parks, nine state recreation areas and 4,000 miles of bike trails.  The combination of its parks, lakes and trails makes Minnesota the perfect place for outdoor activities such as fishing, biking, canoeing, hiking and more.

If you’re more of an indoor person, you won’t run out of things to do in Minnesota. This state takes pride in its diversity, and you can witness this at one of its many museums. The state is home to the nation’s first and the world’s only operating Somali museum. Along with the Somali community, Minnesota is home to people from across the world including the largest Norwegian and Swedish population outside of Scandinavia. While visiting Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis, you can learn more about the different cultures while trying signature Mexican, Middle Eastern, Vietnamese, Indian, Italian and Hmong dishes. You will also have a chance to learn about Native American culture while visiting the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post or attending a Pow wow.

If you’re looking to do some shopping after a delicious meal at the market, look no further than the Mall of America located in Bloomington. With more than 500 stores and 10 attractions (including an indoor theme park), this is undoubtedly the largest mall in the country.

After a day full of outdoor fun and shopping, you may want to bring in the night with a nice drink and some entertainment. If that’s the case, you’re in luck. Minnesota is known for its locally produced wine and craft beers. While you’re on the lucky streak, Minnesota has several casinos for you to take part in. Many of them host concerts, and a few have golf courses.

If you’re considering Minnesota as a destination for your next locum tenens position, know that this state has a lot to offer. According to a report written by U.S. News, Minnesota is listed as the seventh healthiest state in the nation. The state also has 108 rural and 34 urban hospitals that employ more than 127,000 people, according to the Minnesota Hospital Association.

View our current list of locum tenens jobs in Minnesota below, and let us help you find the perfect locum tenens job for your schedule.