As demand increases for healthcare professionals, travel assignments have become more common. However, there are many misconceptions about travel healthcare jobs that may make you think that the idea of being paid generously to travel anywhere throughout the nation with no permanent ties is too good to be true. If you’re interested in travel allied healthcare staffing opportunities, explore what a healthcare career on the road is really like - here are some common myths (and truths) about accepting a travel allied healthcare position.
Short-term jobs in other industries often don't include benefits, which is why people believe that taking a travel healthcare job means giving up the benefits that a permanent role provides. However, working with a credible staffing agency for travel assignments typically comes with a comprehensive benefits package.
Only Understaffed Poorly Managed Places Hire for Assignments
Healthcare facilities all over the nation struggle with a shortage of qualified professionals. Being short-staffed isn't because they can't attract or retain employees - there simply aren’t enough to go around. Approximately 80% of all magnet hospitals use travel healthcare professionals, so you could work in some of the top places in the nation.
Looks Bad on Resume
There is a misconception that only healthcare workers who can't get steady work would take on travel assignments, and therefore would look bad on a resume and affect future job searches. This fear is unfounded - hiring managers know that many top notch healthcare professionals prefer short-term work because they enjoy the change of pace or the flexible nature.
Total Control over Schedule
You get to decide when you want to take on travel healthcare assignments, and how often. There is no set amount of time to wait between assignments - take them on as you see fit and works best for you.
Pick of Locale
The options are endless in regards to where you can choose to work for travel healthcare. It is completely up to you where you want to work - if there are geographical locations you'd like to explore, the staffing company will bring you assignments that fit your preferences.
You don't have to worry about the logistics of where you will be staying when you're on a travel assignment. If you want to minimize the stress that can come from finding short-term housing, housing can be provided for you. However, if you would like to secure your own housing, a stipend can also be provided to help minimize the expenses accrued during your assignment.
Find the travel allied healthcare positions that are right for you with Cross Country Allied. We are one of the most reputable brands in the marketplace for travel allied healthcare professionals, and work with facilities nationwide to fill their short-term assignments.
By working with Cross Country Allied, you’ll be able to enjoy the variety of working in different locations of your choice while also receiving great benefits, such as top pay, comprehensive health benefits, 401k, free private housing, referral bonuses, and more. Apply now to get started in joining Cross Country Allied or give us a call at 800.530.6125.
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