Ok, I think we can all agree that the initial draw to travel nursing, for most, is the financial aspect. Let’s face it, when transitioning to contract work from a staff position, the dollar increase is immediate and it’s impact profound.
It doesn’t matter what you make, it matters what you keep! Most folks understand what that phrase is saying to them without having to delve into the technicalities of net vs. gross income, deductions, write-offs and all manner of tax issues. Simply put what is left over and in your pocket is what matters when it comes to the considering the financial advantages of contract work and travel nursing. And that financial advantage is perhaps the biggest driver of why nurses jump into traveling, but it is not the only one…
Travel Nursing Advantages
Sure, the money is great, but there is so much more that makes traveling such a wonderful career path for many nurses; let’s discuss some of those factors beyond money…
- Flexibility of calendar
- Gain new skills and experience
- Meeting new people and making new friends
- Avoiding the usual office politics
- Being a savior to a hospital that really needs help!
- Travel with family, friends or pets
- Endless job security
- Find the ideal place to settle down
- Retired nurses can jump back in and take a contract or two per year
Are You Ready to Jump Into Traveling?
Most nurses like to “stick their toe in the water” and try it first. That makes sense. Our experience is that the overwhelming majority who try it out never go back. The freedom and the money are just hard to give up to go back to the old ways…
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