As a healthcare professional looking for career opportunities, you are not limited to jobs in your local area. There are a host of travel opportunities that let you work anywhere in the country without relocating. If you’re looking for an exciting job, if you have an adventurous spirit and you don’t mind living out of a suitcase, you should consider travel healthcare job opportunities.
What Does It Mean to Be A Traveller?
Travel nurses and healthcare professionals fill critical staffing shortages in facilities across the country. Assignments can last anywhere from six weeks to 26 weeks. Travel nurses and healthcare professionals typically work for healthcare staffing agencies that specialize in finding great assignments offering competitive pay and benefits.
The Benefits of Travelling As A Healthcare Professional
The demand for travel healthcare professionals is high, and travellers enjoy a host of benefits that aren’t available to people who work locally.
See The Country
The biggest perk of travelling is, of course, the actual travel. It is a great way to earn money and build your resume while you see places you may not otherwise get to. It’s also a great way to test out areas you may ultimately want to live. Travelling is especially ideal for professionals who are just starting in their careers and don’t yet have a family, or for seasoned professionals and empty-nesters who want to travel but aren’t quite ready to retire.
One of the biggest benefits of travelling is the ability to build in time between contracts to recharge your batteries. Many travel professionals take off a couple of weeks in between assignments to spend time with family and friends at home. In some positions, you can also arrange your weekly schedule to work a schedule that suits you like four days on and three days off to enjoy the location where you are staying.
Travelling nurses and healthcare professionals often make more than stationary professionals. This is especially true if you have highly specialized skills, or you are willing to work overtime. Facilities are willing to pay more for specialized professionals to meet their patient needs.
Most agencies also provide either free housing or a stipend for housing, so you don’t have to worry about the cost of your accommodations. It’s also often possible to travel with your spouse or partner or even bring your pets.
You Get To Focus on Your Work
Travelling healthcare professionals don’t get mired down in workplace politics because they aren’t in one place long enough to get pulled into the gossip and griping that is so common in the workplace. You are there to fill a specific need, and that’s what you focus on. You also have the benefit of knowing you are providing care to people who need it the most.
Are You Ready To Explore Travel Nursing Opportunities?
If you are ready for the excitement and freedom of travelling, partner with Employment Professionals Canada. Browse our open jobs or contact us directly to learn more about travel healthcare opportunities.