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By March 13, 2008 1 Comments

Be your own agent or go with a travel nursing company?


A recent comment to one of my posts suggested that a nurse would be better off being self-employed rather than working with a travel nursing company. The argument was that then you could keep all the money for yourself.

However, there are several advantages to working with a company that are difficult for a nurse to h and le on their own. For starters you would have to carry your own own insurance (general, professional, worker’s comp) which is more expensive and sometimes individuals cannot qualify or afford the levels a hospital requires.  You would also have to worry about your own housing, which can be difficult to set up for a three month period, but travel nursing companies have entire departments devoted to setting this up for you. By working with a company you also have access to a 401k program and health and dental insurance. 

So yes you may get more money, but the work on the back end and lack of insurance would be pretty difficult to overcome. If any of you have ever worked this way as a travel nurse though. Let me know, I would to hear how it worked out for you.

About the Author:

My name is Jeff Long. I’m the Marketing Director at Medical Solutions, one of the leading travel nursing companies. I have never been a nurse and am not a recruiter. I have worked at Medical Solutions for over five years and think it is a great company that has a lot to offer nurses and allied health professionals interested in a travel career. I do post just a small sampling of travel nursing jobs from Medical Solutions, but mostly I write about travel nursing. On this site you will not be recruited on this blog (unless you specifically inquire about traveling with Medical Solutions then I will forward your info to a Recruiter). I understand that you are reading and/or commenting on this blog purely for informational purposes and I want you to enjoy that experience My job is to help you meet your career goals by sharing information, advice and the benefits of travel nursing with you.

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  1. Calliexk says:

    thanks much, dude

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