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Healthcare Traveler

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healthcare traveler introvertAre you considering working as a healthcare traveler? If the answer is yes, you’re in good company. In addition to nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists are also needed for travel assignments in a variety of healthcare settings.

While the idea of working as a healthcare traveler may be appealing, it may also be a little overwhelming. After all, you might think that you have to be outgoing and an extrovert to succeed as a healthcare traveler, but that’s not the case. Plenty of people who consider themselves introverts can also flourish on the road. If you tend to be a little on the quiet side, you can still thrive on a healthcare travel assignment. [continue reading…]

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Eight Truths Travel Nurses Know

by Howard Gerber on June 23, 2016

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travel nurse truthsIf you work as a travel nurse or a nurse in general, you know it can be a great way to earn a living. From having the chance to help someone to the security of the profession, it’s often a good career choice. You probably also know that although everyone is different, nurses share some similarities. If you have been a travel nurse for a few years, you might have discovered some of the following “you know you’re a travel nurse when” truths. [continue reading…]

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Avoid Mistakes on Your Next Travel Assignment

by Howard Gerber on June 9, 2016

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travel assignment tipsWhether it’s in your personal life or at work, everyone makes mistakes. Certain mistakes are the result of a lapse in judgment or a lack of knowledge. However, some mistakes may be avoidable with a little forethought. When it comes to working as a healthcare traveler, the difference between a great experience and a problematic experience may be avoiding some missteps. Think twice before you make the following mistakes: [continue reading…]

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nursing burnoutSome nurses stay at one job for their entire career, but for the majority of nurses, at one time or another, will ask themselves if it’s time to look for a new job. Maybe you have been at your job for a number of years and are ready for a change, or you might be a new grad and realize your current job is not the right fit. Either way, you might be considering whether or not it’s time to move on. Leaving a job is a big deal, so how do you know if you should stay at your current job or if it’s time to go? [continue reading…]

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States Expected to Have an Increased Need for Nurses

by Howard Gerber on April 21, 2016

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The need for nurses is expected to grow much faster than average for other jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are several factors, which may contribute to the increased need for nurses.

One reason nurses are expected to be in demand is the fact that millions of baby boomers are hitting retirement age. In addition, there is an increase in people with chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, which means more people need care. Add in the Affordable Care Act, which allowed millions of previously uninsured people to seek medical care, and you may not have enough nurses to meet the demand.

In some parts of the country, the need for nurses in hospitals may not be as great as the need in other settings, such as home health and nursing home. The demand for nurses also varies geographically. Some states tend to have a higher need than others.

Whether you’re considering a permanent job or a travel assignment there are some states which are expected to have a higher need for nurses than average in the coming years including the following: [continue reading…]

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Eight Qualities You Need To Be a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on March 3, 2016

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healthcare_travel_assignment_jobsAlthough healthcare travelers can be a diverse group, many share some similar qualities. After all, not everyone is willing to move to a different location every three months and take on a new challenge. Whether you’re a nurse, speech therapist, or occupational therapist, having certain qualities will help you be more successful on the road. Keep in mind that you don’t need every quality listed to do well as a healthcare traveler. But it’s helpful to ask yourself if you have any of the following traits: [continue reading…]

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travel nursing jobsWorking as a healthcare traveler can be a great opportunity to expand your skills and see different parts of the United States. Although it’s not for everyone, there are several benefits to working as a traveler. But before you can jet off to an exciting and challenging assignment, there are several prerequisites you should have.

 

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