Healthcare Travel Career: Top 4 Reasons to Start in 2023

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December 27, 2022

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Top 4 Reasons to Start a Healthcare Travel Career in 2023

Anders Group provided this article.

Written by: Angie Chung from Anders Group.

If you have been feeling stagnant, are looking for new experiences, or want to discover more options before settling down, consider healthcare travel. Traveling offers a plethora of benefits and opportunities to explore new places, earn top dollar, experience diverse work environments, grow your skills, and meet new people. Many have found becoming a healthcare traveler to be rewarding and fulfilling. What better way to start a brand new year than starting fresh?

Here are some of the top four reasons why you should consider healthcare traveling:

Tackle Your Travel Bucket List

Have you ever wanted to spend time in Alaska? Hawaii? The Virgin Islands? If you have a travel bucket list, becoming a healthcare traveler is the best way to tackle your ideal locations. When working perm, your professional responsibility limits you from exploring and taking as many vacations as you might desire. Healthcare travel gives you the opportunity to visit and experience living at your top desired locations, all while working and getting paid! The beauty of it all is the flexibility that allows you to enjoy a vacation as you work.

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Get Top Pay & First Day Benefits

Healthcare travel contracts are necessary to fill urgent facility staffing needs, leading to travelers getting paid top competitive rates. Your hourly rate will depend on your specialty, contract location, and the urgency of the facility’s needs. Regardless, you will be getting paid significantly higher than your perm peers. In addition to your hourly rate, travelers will often receive weekly tax-free stipends to account for your lodging and meal expenses. When traveling with agencies like Anders Group, you will receive your hourly rate and stipends along with travel reimbursements, license reimbursements, medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and more starting from day one. Getting paid to travel to discover new destinations, does it get any better than that?

Gain More Overall Experience

Traveling also gives you the opportunity to gain professional, life, and travel experience simultaneously. As a travel healthcare professional, you have the potential to work in various settings and environments that challenge your skills. Your ability to adapt will especially be challenged as you experience a new city, facility, department, and new peers, all while learning new systems. Working as a traveler opens doors for you to see a variety of techniques and can possibly help you realize your optimal workflow. As travelers begin to make the transition to perm, most are generally more confident in their decision. Having experienced so much while traveling, they are considered to be well-rounded, and sought-after permanent hires with plenty of options. Travel assignments will strengthen your skills and give you the confidence to recognize where the best permanent home for you is.

Find New Friends

Contracting can also serve as the ultimate networking tool. As you venture through various assignments, you will meet with many different healthcare professionals who may influence and guide your professional journey. With each assignment, you’ll gain new connections. Networking is extremely important as some of these connections could open you up to new professional endeavors or become lifelong friends and mentors. Use traveling as an opportunity to set out on a journey and gain friends across all 50 states!


Travel healthcare can offer you flexibility and open up an abundance of opportunities, benefits, and learning moments. Whether you are looking for a fresh start, change, or new opportunities and would like to make money while traveling, now’s the time to start your first adventure with Anders Group! We have available jobs in every travel nursing, therapy, and allied health specialties across all 50 states and U.S. Territories. Search for our available jobs here and apply today to connect with a team member of our team, or contact info@andersgroup.org for more information.

Our job board is a great place to search for your next travel nurse assignment. We have you covered with our housing page if housing is an issue. You can search for what you are looking for.

If you are a new travel nurse or looking into becoming a travel nurse:

Travel Nurse Guide: Step-by-Step (now offered in a PDF Downloadable version!)

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