SURPRISING BENEFITS OF TRAVEL HEALTHCARE JOBS YOU WOULD NOT HAVE EXPECTED
Andrew Wettengel / Monday, April 16, 2018 / Categories: Health

SURPRISING BENEFITS OF TRAVEL HEALTHCARE JOBS YOU WOULD NOT HAVE EXPECTED

When it comes to healthcare jobs of the travel or permanent placement variety, the benefits are numerous. Some of them are well known, but some things that make travel nursing great you never would have guessed until you’ve accepted your first couple of assignments. We’re going to discuss a few of them today, so you can get a head start during your next assignment.

Here are three benefits you may have never considered before.

* Quality family time kickstarted. Nothing brings a family together like placement in a totally new location. Whether you travel with only your partner or you have kids as well, your family bond will be strengthened by your placement in a totally new locale. Placement in a foreign environment will force your family to develop brand new routines and you’ll do so together.

* Recognizing the wonders and the warts of your “home” location. If travel nursing isn’t your full-time occupation, you probably have a location close to home that is frequently blessed with your services. And when you remain in the same place for so long, it can be easy to assume all other facilities operate like yours. They don't — and travel nursing can open your eyes to the differences between your home location and other facilities. If other facilities perform a certain task in a more efficient way, now you can bring those methods home and if you don’t like something about the facility you travel to, it can make you even more appreciative of your home facility.

* Expand your professional network. For many people this benefit comes on a case-by-case basis. It’s beneficial to make new professional connections and for those connections to appreciate the work we do. At the same time, identifying which of those professional connections will become the most beneficial for you in the future can be almost impossible early on. Yet rest assured the opportunity could be there. As you make your way through your career you may come to tell the story of the fateful moment you accepted that one travel assignment that led to something even greater.

 

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