Seasoned physicians understand the process of finding a new career can take a significant amount of time. But, how long does the average job search truly take? There is no perfect answer, as the process varies widely from one employer to the next. A best-case scenario might be 2-3 months from start to finish, while 6-12 months is much more realistic. And if you are moving out of state and require a new license? Expect the process to require even more time.