Do you ever feel like you’re doing the same thing over and over? It can be exhausting.
Travel assignments offer plenty of opportunities to explore, meet new people, and experience something new for the first time. Traveling is beneficial, especially if you are always chasing something new, plus why not see the world while you’re at it!
Here are a few reasons why travel assignments are the way to go:
The opportunity to make some good money: Accepting a travel assignment is a great way to make fast money. One of the pros of traveling is that you have the opportunity to make a substantial amount of money in a shorter amount of time. This is especially true if you have a specialty or work overtime. Not only are you making more money, but you are making tax-free money. Tax-free money for lodging, meals, and incidental expenditures comprises a significant percentage of travel nursing pay packages. The advantage is that you pocket more money and avoid payroll taxes. At Marvel, we emphasize transparency and are always honest about pay. Our recruiters work hard to ensure travelers receive the absolute best pay and experience while being on an assignment. We want you to get the bang for your buck!
Expand your Experience: New facility, a new state, new people. It is a perfect opportunity to expand your network and show off your skills to a whole new crowd. Facilities will have different procedures, protocols, goals, equipment, and challenges, and that may seem overwhelming, but it the perfect chance for growth. You will have the ability to learn several EMR systems, ways to approach patients, and much more. With all the experience and knowledge gained from travel assignments, you will be more employable.
Meet new friends: There is nothing better than meeting new people and making new friends, especially when you are away from home. Work is a great place to meet new people and other travelers! Making friends while being on assignments can make things less lonely, and let’s be honest, it makes the work shift go a lot faster. If you become good enough friends, it might be beneficial to share housing or consider traveling together to save money!
You are in control: One of the best things about travel assignments is that you can choose where you go. While working with a recruiter, they will help you sort through jobs until you find your perfect match! You have the freedom to turn down or accept whatever offers are available. Sometimes, the jobs that get turned down end up being the best, so try stepping out of your comfort zone and venturing off to a new place.
Less Drama: Office politics can occur anywhere, especially in places with high stress levels and tension. With having short assignments, you are less likely to get caught up in all the drama. Although we can’t always guarantee things will be perfect, it is important to remember that it is only temporary, and you are simply there to work.
Travel assignments can be incredible for those who are up for it. At Marvel Medical Staffing, we ensure that the process runs smoothly and, most importantly, you are happy! If you are unsure or want to learn more about what it takes to become a traveling Marvel, give us a call!