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Why Choose Travel Nursing as the Next Step in your Career?

September 7, 2016
by Voyage Healthcare

A career in healthcare is rewarding in itself, but what if you could add in adventure, travelling, flexibility, and professional growth? With travel nursing all of that is possible!

No matter what point you are in your nursing career, there are opportunities out there for you to start working as a travel nurse. Here are a few benefits of becoming a travel nurse:


One of the biggest perks of being a travel nurse is right in the name – travel! With this job, you’re able to pick from assignments across the country and explore places you’ve never been. If you love to go hiking or backpacking, you can choose a location famous for its outdoor activities and trails. Or if sitting on the beach is how you enjoy spending your time off, pick a spot on the coast.


Travel contracts range anywhere from 4 weeks to 52 weeks, although the average contract is 13 weeks. One of the benefits to not having a set facility to work in is that after your contract is over, you can choose to take time off or move on to the next job. You really do have the freedom to decide when and where you work.


Travel nursing isn’t just great for getting to experience new places. It’s also a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and skillset. Experience gained through travelling and working in a variety of settings not only helps you further develop as a professional, it is impressive on your resume as it conveys flexibility, adaptability, and a strong work ethic.


Speciality nurses can ask for and receive top pay rates including double time for overtime. Average rates of pay for a travelling nurse are between $25 and $40 per hour. Overtime rates can be time and a half to double time.

In addition to your hourly pay, Voyage Healthcare and our clients offer bonuses. You can earn sign on bonuses for special or last minute assignments, and generous completion bonuses are offered by many of our select facilities.


Not only do you get to travel while you work, but you also have your living arrangements taken care of. We identify accommodations based on safety, quality, proximity to facility, and amenities. While on assignment, Voyage either pays 100% for the cost of housing, furnishings, and basic utilities, or if you wish to handle your own living arrangements, we provide a generous housing allowance.

These are only a few of the amazing reasons to become a travelling nurse. If you’re ready to take an exciting next step in your nursing career that enables you to achieve the perfect work-life balance, begin your career as a travel nurse, travel therapist, or travel in another field with Voyage Healthcare. Call us today at 800.798.6035 or apply on-line.