Each week, an average 3 million people in the United States choose contract work as their method of employment. According to the American Staffing Association, over 16 million people will work in a contract or temporary position each year, and that number is expected to grow. Pursuing contract work has tons of benefits. The ability to test out new roles, work when and how you want, network, maintain job security and grow your career are some of the top reasons employees turn to this type of employment.
Test the waters
Contract work offers freedom to test the waters and determine what type of position is best for you. People who work contract roles often have the opportunity to utilize their current skills in different roles and environments, or they can even develop new skills. Temporary roles are a great way to try out different positions or industries for a short period of time. If you enjoy a position, there may even be an opportunity to join the organization full time after the contract is up. On the other hand, if you decide your skill set is better suited elsewhere, you’re free to move on to the next opportunity once your time is up. If you’re someone who enjoys trying new things, contract employment may be the path for you.
Work when you want and how you want
Contract employees typically have more control over their work schedules than permanent employees. Since workers are hired for a set period of time or for a specific project, this gives you flexibility on when and how you want to work. Depending on the line of work, some workers are offered opportunities to work remotely or in a hybrid environment. Temporary work also allows you the option of taking breaks in between assignments to evaluate what your next career move should be. Contract work is an excellent career path if you enjoy being in control of your schedule.
Build your network
Contract positions open up opportunities to meet new people and build your professional network. Since workers typically change positions every few months or so, they meet many more people than the typical full-time employee. As you explore different positions and organizations, you’ll have the opportunity to network with lots of people who can provide professional guidance or answer questions about potential career paths. If you enjoy meeting new people and growing your network, contract work could be the perfect fit for you.
Maintain job security
Temporary work can sometimes be seen as lacking job security; in fact, it’s actually the opposite. On average, contract jobs last anywhere from three months to two years. During that time, temporary workers are not seen as part of an organization’s regular head count. This means more job security and possibly a lower risk of being affected by organizational change or restructuring. At the same time, once a contract job is complete, contract workers can tap into their vast professional network or utilize a staffing recruiter to quickly find their next assignment. Contract work offers you many career opportunities while also maintaining job security.
Grow your career
Contract work puts you in charge of your career growth. Many job seekers cite the need for a clear path to career advancement as a top priority during their job search. Temporary work allows you to advance your career at your own pace. Employees who choose contract work can see advancement much faster than employees in a traditional, permanent position. Most promotions take one to two years on average. However, contract employees can see a promotion as soon as their next role. Temporary work can help skyrocket your career.
No matter which industry you choose to pursue a career in, it’s likely that contract work has a part in it. Contract work allows you to test out different positions and industries, work how and where you want to, build a solid network, maintain job security and grow your career quickly. Regardless if you’re just getting started or you’re ready to take your career to the next level, contract work is for you.
Ready to find your contract work opportunity? Check out our contract opportunities and chat with a recruiter by visiting careers.medixteam.com.
Hey seeing if there are any travel contracts available?
Excellent question. Visit careers.medixteamm.com to search for positions that you think would be a good fit!
I like to know more about “Contract jobs”. I am interested in formulations, process, scale-up, validation, stability, clinical batch manufacturing, validation, and launching products. Also, I prefer remote working as Associate dir/Dir. position. I have branded & generic experience. I am actively looking for opportunities.
Thanks for reaching out! You can apply for our job openings and speak with a recruiter by visiting careers.medixteam.com. Thanks for reading!
I am looking for a remote position. Anything open that can be done from my home in Florida?
We have some remote roles available! Visit careers.medixteam.com and search “remote role” to learn more.
I don’t have a problem with Contract work. I have also reached out and submitted my resume to Medix. No response for help, appreciate if I can get a response if you can or cannot help.
Hi Almetta! It looks like you received some communication from our team this week. If you apply for a position and the recruiter thinks you’re a good fit, you’ll definitely receive a call or email letting you know. If not, make sure you’re part of our Medix talent community to keep in touch with us and learn about our opportunities as they become available!
Interested in becoming a Contract Worker.
Excellent! Be sure to apply at careers.medixteam.com!
Dear sir. I want to job in your country. I ready work for your Rules and regulations and I agree with your terms and conditions. I all Rules follow. I immediately join your team and start work…please hire me….
Contract work allows you to utilize ure skills in the shortest way possible and perform to the best of ure ability though at times we are uncertain of the job security, I have always dreamt of working in America (The United States) though my opportunities have never come by in the last 5 years, so, help me God.
Contract work is an awesome method of employment! Thanks for reading and commenting.
A lot of employers don’t take contract experience seriously on your resume they always question your ability and always ask Why so much contract work even staffing companies who recruit for companies! Contact work is what it is it’s a temporary fix or solution for the company. Even if you go beyond the call of duty it’s only a temporary fix.
That’s a valid concern. We believe contract work is a great option for tons of people, but it may not be the best long term solution for everyone. Thanks for joining the conversation!
I would very much like to pursue contract work. It seems these days its the way to work.
We’re glad to hear it! Visit careers.medixteam.com to learn about our current contract openings!
I am multi skilled electrical engineering looking for a job
We’re always looking for excellent engineers! Please visit careers.medixteam.com to search for engineering jobs and apply!
When will I be hired
If you’d like to speak with a recruiter, please feel free to visit our careers site at careers.medixteam.com to apply for a position!
I am greatly interested
Awesome news! Be sure to visit careers.medixteam.com to learn more.
I’m I dekalb Illinois… Former rn. I know all sorts of computer information and friendly, dependable, quick learner
Fantastic, Mary! Have you joined our talent community or viewed our most recent job openings? Check out careers.medixteam.com to learn more.
I am a medical transcriptionist seeking remote employment with areas of expertise in Pathology and Radiology transcription.
Thanks for reaching out Robin! You can reach out to our recruitment team by joining our talent community or applying for one of our jobs at careers.medixteam.com.
I would like to know more about Contract work with Medix. My area of interest include Healthcare Fiscal and Support Services Management and Healthcare Finance Revenue Cycle Management. I would also consider a full time role in any of the two areas.
Thanks for reaching out Victor! You can check out or available opportunities at careers.medixteam.com