​Why traveling beats working as a staff Nurse

Trying to decide whether to travel or become a staff Nurse? Maybe you’re wondering if the grass really is greener on the other side. While it comes with some challenges, the benefits of travel nursing have made it an extremely popular career.

Here’s a look at some of the advantages you’d have as a Travel Nurse, as opposed to working at one facility full-time.

Get paid better than a staff Nurse

Travel Nurses often have opportunities in places where there is a very high demand for Nurses. That means pay for those jobs tends to be higher. If you choose life as a Travel Nurse, you will usually make more money than you would as a staff Nurse.

Work in nice weather year round

Many people work their entire lives to live as “snowbirds,” staying up north during the summer and going south for winter. For a Travel Nurse, that’s just a perk of the job!

Travel nursing allows you to choose assignments in pleasant climates year-round. Visit beautiful New England during the summer, and escape to Florida during the winter.

Work at a hospital with a specialty you want to learn

Being able to change hospitals every few months allows you to seize the opportunity to work in some of the best hospitals in the country.

If there’s a specific skillset you want to build, travel nursing allows you to choose a hospital that can move your career in that direction.

Get into a fast-paced, high-adrenaline environment

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, travel nursing offers you the opportunity to jump into a fast-paced environment right away. You can find work at some of the country’s busiest hospitals, with emergency departments and ICUs that will test your skills.

Have an agency on your side to make sure you’re treated fairly

Life as a staff Nurse is often filled with politics and other drama that comes from working at one hospital for a long time. Sometimes the company makes a decision that hurts you, and you don’t have a say.

Travel Nurses have an agency by their side from beginning to end of an assignment. If there is a problem, the agency works on your behalf to make sure you’re treated fairly.

Ready to travel? View our open assignments.

If you’re ready to enjoy the benefits of travel nursing, check out our current open assignments. Can’t find quite what you’re looking for? Use our Dream Job form to let recruiters know what types of jobs and locations you’re interested in.