Job Sharing

Job sharing, where two people are hired to complete one job, has become increasingly popular in medicine. This arrangement can work very well, especially if both employees get along well with each other, are comfortable having alternate schedules, and have a similar work ethic. One potential downside to job sharing is that your employer may not offer full health, dental, retirement, child care, health flex account, and continuing medical education (CME) benefits to both of you. In addition, if you ever decide that you would like to increase your employment to full-time, expanding your current duties may not be an option. All of these important issues can be negotiated up front with your prospective employer.


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