If You're Getting Ready to Go on Assignment Make Sure You Research the Area First!

Cross Country Allied
May 11, 2017 11:01 AM (GMT-04:00)
Traveler Tips
Getting the opportunity to see new parts of the country while still holding a steady healthcare job and income is among the top advantages of being a traveling respiratory therapist. Before you head out on a traveling respiratory therapist assignment, it’s essential to have a clear idea of the location so you can acclimate more quickly and make the most of your time there. Learn more about how to research an area before you go on assignment.

Personal Recommendations

One of the best ways to gain insight into a new area is to ask around to other people who are familiar with the place and can give you their first-hand opinions. Reach out to people you know to see if they can give you any recommendations about an area or put you in touch with someone else who could.

City Forums

If you don't have any personal contacts that have been to your assignment location, you can still gain some personal insight by posting to a city online forum. Whether it's general questions or more specific (such as best places to eat), there will likely be a forum where people are enthusiastic to share their opinions and give their advice.

Official Visitor Site

Review the official tourism or visitor site for your travel location. You can find out all the basic information you need about the area, including attractions, things to do, places to eat, transportation, events, weather, history, and more. Plus, official visitor websites will generally include helpful resources to plan your travels.

Travel Apps

Your smartphone can be a super informative tool for compiling information about a location. There are apps for researching just about anything you'd want to know about your assignment area. You can check out reviews of area attractions on Yelp, see upcoming weather forecasts with Weather Channel, or find local businesses, hospitals, ATMs, and other necessities with AroundMe.
Pursue your career as a traveling respiratory therapist and find assignments with the help of Cross Country Allied. We are nationally recognized as a Cross Country Staffing company, and have built up an extensive network of clients throughout the country. Describe your ideal clinical setting or geographical setting, and we will find an opportunity that’s the best fit for you.
Cross Country Allied offers great benefits, such as top pay, comprehensive health benefits, 401k, free private housing, referral bonuses, and more. Apply now to get started in joining MSN Travel Allied or give us a call at 800.223.9230.

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"Absolutely amazing to work with! Ashley Steen and Amanda Valenziano are perfection. I couldn't be happier to be working with cross country. Despite multiple recruiters calling daily it isn't always about the money but the way you are treated. Thank you for the opportunity." - Amy D RN RRT-NPS