Being a travel nurse has its rewards, specifically in the financial department. When taking on positions as a traveling nurse you typically make more than the permanent staff nurse because of all the great benefits that accompany such assignments and “Travelers” as they are called are given paid housing, per diems and other bonuses. These benefits add up quickly and before you know it you’ll be well on your way to earning a lot of money.
Over at NursingLink.com they’ve compiled a list of the 51 Top-Paying Metro Areas for Nurses. You may automatically think these top paying jobs are at hospitals but according to the site, “Across the country, 42% of healthcare jobs are in doctors’ offices and labs, and 34% are in hospitals. The third biggest employment setting is nursing and residential care facilities. So if you’re looking for a top career in a big city, you’ll want to look much further than the biggest hospitals in town. but you can get started here – find out which metro pays the most!”
Remember, as a traveling nurse you will earn more, so use this guide of the top-paying cities/areas to get the most of what you want from your nursing career. Your number one concern will always be the health and well-being of your patients and I’m sure a close second will be the paycheck at the end of two weeks. Happy trails to you.
About the Author: Patrick
Patrick Fuerstenau here.
Born in Kentucky, raised in Germany, landed in Nebraska and still here.
I've been involved with Marketing and Advertising for over a decade. It all began with an internship at an ad agency in Omaha, followed by a 9 year stint as a graphic artist at the lone major newspaper in Omaha. A friend of mine told me about an opening at her company and said that it was the best gig she's ever had... So I decided to spread my proverbial wings and see what I could do for them and vice versa. So here I am at Medical Solutions and am going on my 3rd year as a Marketing Specialist for a great travel nursing company
. This by far has been a major blessing in my life. I love the work I get to do just as much as I love the people who make up this fabulous company. I can see myself here for a long time... As long as they'll have me.
Now that we've got the career timeline out of the way... Let me tell you a little about who I am. I am oh so passionate about the game of futbol! I've been playing soccer since the age of 8 and am still playing today. If I couldn't at least kick the ball around, I don't know what I would do with myself. I fear getting old. I also have a strong love for the arts... Music, Visual arts, Film, Design... pretty much anything and everything arty. I'm happy go lucky and am always looking to have a good time. Just ask my manager!
And I love writing about travel nursing