All contracts are 7 months in length. Physicians can request contract extensions. Depending on your performance on your first contract, you will be considered for additional contracts.
You will earn commission on all services and retail sold. On average doctors are making $800 -$1200 a week. This is an average – there are physicians making more and less than this amount, but the potential is there to make much more.
As a Medi-Spa Physician, you are entitled to your own crew cabin with private bathroom. It may be small and basic, but it will be your own. This is considered to be quite a luxury, as a small percentage of the crew on board is given their own cabin.
Free laundry facilities are available for the crew. You will need to provide your own laudry detergent.
You will be paid bi-weekly. You will be given an Ocean Pay card which is a Visa debit card; all your earnings will be deposited directly to your Ocean Pay card. You will need to take some cash, ATM card/and or credit cards with you to carry you through the first month. You will be paid in the US Dollars.
Your flights to and from the ship are covered. All food and accommodations are provided while on board. All printing, promotional material, and practice equipment are covered as well.
Yes, you have to complete a pre-employment maritime medical at an approved maritime location prior to leaving for the ship. The medical is a thorough exam that involves taking blood tests, urinalysis, and a chest x-ray. Please note that a drug test will also be conducted. Failure of the medical or drug test will result in the termination of your contract. It is your responsibility to pay for your medical exam.
The amount of notice you may get can vary. Positions are always coming up, some sooner than others. Emergency positions do come up may only leave you with a few days notice
Uniforms are required during working hours. The dress code is business casual attire with full- length white lab coats. You must abide by ship dress code rules at all times while in passenger areas.
Yes! When you have free time during the day you can get off the ship and do what you please, providing that you are not scheduled to work and that you are back on board by the required time.
The ships sail all over the world. Depending on the cruise line and the time of year, the ships can be in the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, Australia, Mexico, Bermuda, and the list goes on and on. The ships operate every-day, all year around.
It is an integral part of your job, as you will be conducting seminars and representing the Spa at ship events.
Yes, you can receive mail/packages onboard. Every ship has an address. You can get that information once you are on board. It is not recommended to forward all of your personal mail to the ship.
You can access email and make phone calls while onboard. Crew members can access the internet and phone for a fee (less than what passengers pay), however, it is more expensive compared to on land. The best and most affordable option is to access the internet from port at an internet café and to make calls while in port.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to bring your family with you.