HOW DO I KNOW IF TRAVELING IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Andrew Wettengel / Friday, September 28, 2018 / Categories: Work World

HOW DO I KNOW IF TRAVELING IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Today we wanted to take a moment to speak to all of the newbies out there. Those that have never traveled before or maybe have only done it a couple of times.

Welcome.

You’ve found us because you’re interested in traveling and the freedom it provides but as you’re doing your research, you can’t help but wonder if a traveling lifestyle is right for you. This blog can help and we’ll do so without trying to give you a hard sell. Don’t get us wrong, we’d love to have you join the ranks of our talented, experienced travelers, but we only want you to do so if you feel it will be right for you.

Determining that is a personal decision, but traveling could be for you if you:

* Love adventure. There’s obviously plenty of adventure to be had in traveling simply because of all the places you’ll be able to explore. But traveling can be a professional adventure as well because you’re constantly meeting new people and exposing yourself to new techniques and practices. However, if you’re a person who craves the same-old, same-old familiar routine, you won’t find it in travel nursing.

* Want to focus on patients. Whether you see it as a positive or negative, traveling is an opportunity to distance yourself from everything facility-related that doesn’t have to do with patient care. We’re looking at you, meetings and facility politics. If you can do without those, traveling delivers.

* Can make it work at home. The average travel stay is 13 weeks. That can be a long time, so many of our travelers are people who are just starting out in their careers — looking for an adventure — or they have retired from their permanent positions and now see the country as a travel professional. Traveling with your family is possible as well, but you should look at your own life critically to determine if such an adventure could work for you and your loved ones. 

If you have other questions about working as a traveler, we can help you. Hit us up and we'll work together to see if traveling really is right for you. 

 

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