Travel Assignments: Consider the Southwestern United States

by Howard Gerber on August 8, 2013

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travel assignments southwest While some healthcare travelers want to find travel assignments in Florida, California and Hawaii, there are also plenty of other great places in the United States to land a healthcare travel job. Why not consider the southwestern US?

States including Nevada, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona are part of the southwestern United States. There are plenty of large and small medical centers and other facilities where healthcare travelers may be needed. All four states have large cities, small town, national parks, monuments and a variety of cultural and recreational activities to enjoy. Consider some of what the southwest US has a lot to offer travelers.


Nevada can be a fun place for a healthcare traveler to spend some time. When you think of Nevada, Las Vegas may come to mind. Vegas offers plenty to do for those who love the nightlife, but also for those who love spending time outdoors. For example, Las Vegas has concerts, gambling and entertainment nightly at casinos.  For those who love the outdoors, Las Vegas has plenty of golf courses, areas to hike and opportunities for water sports on Lake Mead.

But Nevada is much more than Las Vegas. It is home to Great Basin National Park and Death Valley National Park. There are also several state parks located up and down the state. If skiing and winter sports are your thing, Nevada also has several ski resorts.


If you are considering a healthcare travel assignment in Utah, you have a lot to look forward to. Larger cities to visit in Utah include Salt Lake City, Provo, and West Jordon. You can enjoy cultural activities, professional sports and museums. 

But if you are an outdoor enthusiast you will likely be in heaven with a travel assignment to Utah. National parks including Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, and Arches National Park are all within a few hours drive of each other. You could also visit Lake Powel, which provides plenty of opportunities for water sports.


Colorado also makes a good destination for a healthcare travel job. From ski resorts to national parks, there is something for everyone. For instance, if you like to spent time outdoors, Rocky Mountain National Park and Mesa Verde National Park are good options. There are also several top notch ski resorts in Colorado including those in Vail and Aspen. For something unique, consider a visit to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. If you prefer to spend your time in the city, Denver and Colorado Springs have great restaurants, museums, aquariums and professional sports teams to enjoy.


If you accept a travel assignment to Arizona, you’ll soon discover there is a great mix of big city life, mountain areas and desert regions. There are five distinct regions of Arizona, all of which will provide you will lots to see and do on your days off. A small example of what Arizona has to offer includes its beauty.  For beautiful landscaping, consider a visit to the Grand Canyon, Painted Desert or the Petrified Forest National Park. All offer stunning scenery and lots of outdoor activities. If you consider yourself more city folk, Phoenix, Tucson and Mesa all have museums, cultural activities and plenty of options for nightlife.


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