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By December 31, 2012 0 Comments

2013 Resolution: Become a Travel Nurse


travel nursing 2013It’s the last day of 2012. Like many nurses, you might have spent all of 2012 deciding if you should leave your perm job to become an adventurous travel RN. Does it pay enough? Will I have job security? Are there enough assignments to go round? While these are all common questions, I can assure you there is no better time to start traveling than now. Here are the facts:

  •  According to the US Bureau of Labor statistics, it was reported that job growth in the healthcare sector was outpacing growth from 2011, accounting for 1 out of every 5 new jobs created this year.  About 75% of those healthcare jobs are and will be in nursing.
  • By 2015, the US department of health projects that 400,000 new nurses will be needed to fill vacancies left by retirees.
  • By 2020, the US government predicts that it will be short 800,000 and one million new and replacement nurses.

So where are travel nurses needed? Your hometown might not have an immediate need for nurses, but there are plenty of locations that are in desperate need of help. The top 10 states with the most nursing jobs openings are currently California, Florida, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois, New Jersey, Michigan, Georgia and Massachusetts.

As the nursing dem and continues to rise, so will the number of available travel assignments. It’s almost a new year, what are you waiting for?


About the Author:

My name is Jeannie Holmes. I specialize in social media, blogging and graphic design. I love writing for Travel Nursing, there's always new things to explore and learn. It's my mission to get down to the facts of travel nursing and let everyone know what a rewarding career it truly is. I’m also the Social Media and Brand Cultivator at Medical Solutions, one of the leading traveling nurse companies. I have never been a nurse and am not a recruiter. Thanks for reading.

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