Nothing can get you through a week of long shifts in medicine like dreaming of your much-needed vacation. With telemedicine, you don’t need a vacation to get away. Explore the best locations for working remotely in our list below.
Long gone are the days of doubling down on shifts for extra cash to fund your vacation or having to offload patients on already swamped colleagues. The future of the working world is evolving and more jobs can be done remotely. Telemedicine jobs have emerged allowing clinicians to finally not be tied to a clinic or hospital all day and night.
Below is a list of our recommendations for the best places to work remotely for telehealth clinicians.
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1. Koh Phangan, Thailand
One of Thailand's biggest islands, Koh Phangan is known for the long white beaches that border this tropical paradise. Go find a local fisherman who will take you out on his boat for the day to be fully surrounded by the bright blue ocean. (Pro tip: If you want to avoid crowds up to 30,000, we recommend avoiding Full Moon time, unless you are ready to celebrate this lively and beautiful festival.)
Wifi quality: Rent a house to have reliable wifi
2. Oaxacan Coast, Mexico
If you want to go to Mexico, but don't want to follow the crowds to the populous destinations, the Oaxacan Coast is the place for you. Known for amazing surf breaks, surfers of all levels will not be disappointed. For those not into surfing, Mazunte has meditation and yoga retreats surrounding the area. Or continue enjoying the Pacific Ocean by snorkeling, diving, deep sea fishing, or whale and dolphin watching.
Wifi quality: Reliable and best when you rent a house
3. Jaco, Costa Rica
Another surfers' paradise for you with breaks that are easy to get to. You'll be immersed in this town with a collaborative mix of Costa Rican natives and expats that have opened quality restaurants and bars. Around the area, there are mountains to go on a waterfall hike, zip line, or ATV ride. You can even go on swamp trips where you can see Costa Rica's large crocodiles.
Wifi quality: Very good in hotels, houses for rent, and most restaurants
4. Hoi An, Vietnam
This up and coming beachside town is becoming more of a hot spot in Vietnam. What is unique about this town is the way that it is built with canals that cut through it. Even the architecture is appealing, and you will see different styles from a mix of eras. With beautiful beaches and mountains nearby there is everything to do from swimming to hiking. If you are into authentic spicy food, this is a town you for sure want to travel to.
Wifi quality: Fast wifi in most places
5. Goa, India
If you are ready to fully immerse yourself in a different culture, there is no better place than India. After flying into one of India's populous cities, head to Goa to be relaxed by some of the best beaches in the world. You can also visit 17th-century churches and drive past spice plantations. What is unique about Goa is that it once was a Portuguese colony, so it is a beautiful blend of both Indian and Portuguese cultures.
Wifi Quality: Fairly good overall
6. Taghazout, Morocco
Morocco is a must with the most care and detail in many of the hotels, restaurants, and shops. Taghazout is a quaint fishing village that has condos and houses made of clay that line the coast. This coast is also known for its surfing. You will get your fill of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food and can learn more about Morocco's rich culture and history while there.
Wifi quality: Very good
7. Rhodes, Greek Islands
Rhodes is the largest Greek Island and holds some of the most beautiful ancient ruins. Visit Old Town, Street of Knights, Mandraki, Lindos, and the Valley of Butterflies. Not only are there ruins to see, but you will not be disappointed by the resorts that this island has to offer.
Wifi quality: Very good
8. Tel Aviv, Israel
Along the coast of Israel, you will be surrounded by 1930s Bauhaus buildings that are all in white clay giving off a dusty, romantic Mediterranean feel. Enjoy some of the most authentic Middle Eastern food and explore museums such as Beit Hatfutsot and The Eretz Israel Museum. The beaches lining the coast are ones you will no doubt enjoy - try Gordon-Frishman Beach, Dolphinarium Beach, and Alma Beach.
Wifi quality: Good, especially in hostels or rented houses
9. Tallinn, Estonia
If the beach is not your thing, try the culture hub of Estonia. This town is on the coast of the Baltic sea and still houses ancient architecture such as the Gothic Town Hall and 13th century St. Nicholas Church.
Wifi quality: Home of Skype, so wifi is well supported
10. Helsinki, Finland
A city worth visiting with great history and modern art museums, Helsinki features numerous grass-covered bluffs to look out over the Gulf of Finland. There are also parks inside and around the city that are perfect for a stroll or afternoon picnic. The city has laid back rhythms but can support lively entertainment with a nightlife and delicious restaurants.
Wifi quality: Very good
11. Asheville, North Carolina
For those not looking to travel overseas, Asheville is in the states and filled with natural wonders. Go exploring in two great national forests, the Pisgah and Nantahala. Then get a glimpse of this North Carolina city's past by visiting the iconic Biltmore and riding a trolley to see the Art Deco architecture.
Wifi quality: Excellent at any rented home or hotel
As a telemedicine provider, you no longer have to wait for time off to travel. Take advantage of the flexibility to get-up-and-go when you desire with a job in telemedicine with the clinical network at Wheel.