Are You Thinking About an Allied Travel Career?

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We know that traveling isn't for everyone, but if you decide that it works for you, it could be the career choice of lifetime. Here’s just a few reasons why you won’t regret taking the leap into travel.

How to Find Your "Perfect Fit" Allied Travel Assignment

It might be easiest to start with a few locations that you've had your eye on. Looking for a chic, metropolitan destination or a sporty, outdoor setting where you can do your own rehab therapy? How about the healthcare setting? A busy medical center that makes a great add to your c.v. or a smaller outpatient clinic where personal attention is the word of the day?  It goes without saying, you’re going to want some of that lucrative travel pay you’ve heard so much about. 

Work with an Allied Health Agency that has Openings Nationwide

For example, American Traveler Allied has assignments across the U.S. If you’re not familiar with a particular area, your recruiter can tell you all about the virtues and challenges of each location. You might want to consider:

  • California: This huge state boasts ocean coastline, desert and mountain views. So many options here, and the pay in CA is among the best in the nation.
  • Texas: Another large state with massive selection of allied healthcare assignments.   There are so many healthcare facilities in Texas that trying out a new facility every few months – without traveling out of state, is a real possibility.
  • Florida: Do you hear the call of the conch shell? Although pay rates here are not always at the top of the scale, the lifestyle more than makes up for it. You can work your shift  and still feel like you're on holiday.
  • North Carolina: NC is an east coast healthcare hub with temperate climate and tons of variety in travel assignments. Techs and therapists will find this location to be worth the trip.

Benefits of Allied Travel Careers

  • Pay: Traveling allied health professionals often earn more than their on-staff colleagues. Not only are you earning higher hourly pay, you've also got:
    • Get that tax free advantage: Travelers are eligible for non-taxed allowances for housing, meals, and more which can increase your take-home.
    • Competitive benefits: Travel positions often come with health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) plans, referral bonuses, and free CE’s
  • Building your resume: Traveling to new clinical settings can enrich your work history, making you an even more sought-after hire. Allied healthcare travelers may find it easier to climb the career ladder than colleagues who have remained in the same setting.

Each employer has its own requirements for travel techs and therapists. Not every profession and state requires licensing, in some cases education and certification is adequate; just be sure to find out what is needed for the positions in which you are interested. Your American Traveler Allied recruiter will fill you in on every last detail.

Ultimately the career choice is yours.

Only you can decide if an allied travel career is right for you. Not everyone has the ability to pull up stakes and go, but if you’re up for adventure, a career boost, an increase in wages, or simply a change of scenery, traveling could be your thing! We have helped allied clinicians with partners, children, pets – and even a minor reluctance to leave the comfort zone – hit the road. Register with us today and open up a conversation. There’s absolutely no obligation, we totally get it if you’re just exploring options. 

Looking forward to hearing from you!