By July 13, 2009 0 Comments

Consider Travel Nursing Instead of the Usual.


Right now is not the best time for job seekers and surprisingly this rings true for some in the healthcare field, specifically nurses. Unless you’ve been hiding out in a cave like Osama, you know just how severe this recession has been. It has definitely taken its toll on nursing around the nation. Many RN’s have been picking up extra hours to compensate for jobs lost by loved ones while those who have been semi-retired are coming back to the workforce. As a result of nurses working overtime and others coming back to fill permanent positions many of the nursing jobs available may not be in your proximity. However, there are jobs to be filled, maybe just not in your hometown. So what can you do if you are in need of work? The answer is simple, try travel nursing!

The nursing shortage may be “lessened” by the recession, but it is no way disappearing anytime soon. There are jobs out there for nurses and the way the economy is now, it would not be wise to be too choosy when it comes to keeping the income, well coming in. One thing about travel nursing is there will always be work in all reaches of these United States. The locations that need help may not be the most glamorous but I assure that they are probably within reach to enjoy on your off times. Travel nursing is sure to give you refuge from the uncertainty of the job market today. All you have to do is be a little more open minded.

Besides all the benefits of living in all these new places there is of course the benefits provided by your staffing agency. There are so many extras provided to travel nurses that I can’t list them all, but I will mention a few of the best ones. It is a fact that traveling as a nurse, you will earn more than if you were in a perm position. One of the reasons you earn more is because you are not paying for many of your living expenses such as housing. Many agencies also help with your travel expenses as well. These all add up and before you know it you are earning yourself quite the comfortable living situation.

Of course working as a travel nurse earns you great benefits and some of them are intangible. You have many choices when it comes to travel and these can lead to many great working experiences. You may end up working in specialties you never have before and gaining experience and knowledge to last a lifetime. There are so many places to see and many more people to meet. Even if you just befriend one person on your next assignment, you still will have gained something far more valuable than anything money could buy.

So you see, the job market is not as bleak as once thought because you never thought of travel nursing before! There are jobs out there for nurses and other healthcare professionals, you just have to be open to relocation. Once you get past that… There is no stopping you.

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About the Author:

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.

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  1. Nursing is a great profession because even in times like now, with the recession and everything else that’s going on, you’ll still be able to find work.

  2. Jenna Sia says:

    the Economic recession made a lot of jobless people in my own country. We could only hope that our economy becomes strong again 🙂

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