If helping people and traveling to new places are two things that bring you great satisfaction, then being a travel nurse might just be the ideal job for you. However, like all jobs, being a travel nurse comes with its advantages and disadvantages. In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss some of each so you can decide whether or not this type of job is right for you. Already know that you want to travel as a nurse? Contact Abbella Medical Staffing and get ready for an exciting new assignment!
Travel the Country
One of the biggest reasons why people choose to be travel nurses is the opportunity to tour the country. You’ll explore new places, meet new people, and go places you never knew existed. Even if you’re stationed in a location that isn’t ideal, consider that it’s only for a short while, and you’ll still be broadening your horizons.
Learn New Skills
Being a travel nurse will allow you to learn new skills that will be beneficial in helping you grow your career. Each new place you go will enrich your life with new experiences. You’ll get to work in different settings that you may not have worked in before and you’ll certainly grow your communication skills with all of the new people you’ll meet.
Frequently Changing Facilities
Being a travel nurse isn’t for everyone. It can be difficult to change facilities often. You have to learn the lay of the land, remember all of the new names and faces, and you might not have the same level of seniority to pick and choose your shifts. Even though it might be hard at times to go on yet another new assignment, having frequent change and not being stuck in any one place for too long is appealing to many people.
Being Away From Family and Friends
This is perhaps the biggest consideration when trying to decide whether or not to be a travel nurse. Since you won’t be in any one place for very long, you’ll have to leave behind your family and friends while you travel to where your services are needed. Fortunately, keeping in touch is much easier to do nowadays with social media and video calls.
Start Your Medical Travel Career Today!
At Abbella Medical Staffing, we’re always looking for enthusiastic healthcare professionals who want to work in prestigious facilities for multi-week travel, per diem, or contract assignments. If you’re ready to take your nursing career to another level, contact us to get started on your journey.