Adventure is calling! Start the new year off right with a 2022 travel healthcare adventure. With 2021 behind us, you might be considering a career or lifestyle change. There are many healthcare facilities across the country desperate for travel nurses, allied health travelers, and long-term care professionals. Now is a great time to consider switching to the traveler lifestyle. Let’s take a closer look at what it would takes to become a healthcare traveler in 2022.
3 Must-Have Travel Healthcare Requirements:
1. Education: It all starts with the education required for your specific job. Ensure you have a valued education with accreditation before applying for a healthcare travel position.
2. Experience: Most of the facilities we work with require travelers to have 1-2 years of experience in the specialty in which you are applying. Be sure to also have an updated resume with all current and relevant experience.
3. Documentation / Licenses: Be sure to have your references, licenses, and certifications ready during your application process. Having these items updated and ready to go will make the onboarding process much smoother.
Additional Tips for Getting Started as a Travel Healthcare Professional in 2022:
Plan Out Your Year in Advance
Whether you are just browsing or getting ready to embark on a travel healthcare career, you need to keep organized and plan your 2022 travel assignments in advance. Before you sign a contract, make sure to plan any big dates that you will need off in advance and communicate those dates to your account manager.
It’s important to be as flexible as possible when you begin your travel career. Flexibility in location and shifts, along with limiting the amount of time off and blocked schedules you need. Not only does this make you more desirable to facilities, but you’ll also have more opportunities, and offers.
Do Some Research
You will have plenty of assistance before, during, and after your first travel assignment. Think about where you want to work and when. Reach out to traveler communities and ask other travel healthcare workers their opinions and ask for any tips. The more you know, the better prepared you will be.
Prepare for Your Pets
Do not forget to consider your pets as you prepare for your first travel assignment. Will you need to take them to the vet before you leave? Are their vaccinations up to date? Be sure your pets are prepared to travel as well.
Have a Positive Attitude
Any career in the healthcare industry involves some uncertainty and stress. Understanding how to deal with the stress can be difficult, especially for first-time travel healthcare professionals. Professionals who have a pleasant demeanor and a bright outlook will find more success and enjoyment in their profession. This article offers multiple tips to help you stay less stressed if you start feeling overwhelmed.
This is your time to explore somewhere new and gain new skills while doing so. Check out this 2022 bucket list for travelers and consider adding some of them to your 2022 bucket list. Take this chance to meet new co-workers and create long-lasting friendships. If you love a location, ask about extending your assignment or trying a new facility nearby.
If you have ever imagined yourself working across the country as a medical worker, now is the time to take the leap! Browse our job listings today! If you need an additional resource on how to get started, view this Complete Checklist for your new healthcare travel assignment.