Gaining the right to practice medicine takes a lot of time, money and effort. Having cleared all the hurdles, maintaining the practice can be like walking on stilts. Myriad issues can surface from unexpected quarters, and if just one knocks a stilt from under you, it could be the end of your career as a doctor or nurse. Strong defense of your licensure may be required.
One of the hottest job opportunities in the medical field right now appears to be nurse practitioners. According to standings compiled by U.S. News and World Report, nurse practitioner jobs rank within the top five in terms of best occupations generally and in health care specifically. The pay is high. So is demand. Indeed, solid employment growth is projected for years to come.
If you are a doctor or nurse in the medical field in Wisconsin, it is possible that you have faced a decision over whether to sign a contract that includes a non-compete agreement. Do you know what it means? Are you of the school of thought that holds that such provisions have no teeth, so signing is no big deal? Let this serve as a word of caution.