Reasons LRS Healthcare Nurses Choose to Travel

May 31, 2019 | Travel Nursing

A traveling medical career offers our nurses a multitude of benefits. Here are just some of the reasons why our travel nurses love their travel jobs.

They see their impact everywhere.

Our travel nurses all have a passion for helping others. Their career fields allow them to use their talents in medicine to serve people across the country. Knowing they’ve impacted people all over the U.S. is one of the greatest feelings our travel nurses experience.


They go on adventures all over the country.

Imagine finishing a shift to go boating in the Everglades or hiking in the Rocky Mountains. Our travel nurses enjoy new experiences every day. A stroll down the beach one assignment and hiking snowy peaks the next assignment is never out of the question with a travel nursing career. The opportunities for adventure and exploration are truly limitless.


The money ain’t too shabby, either.

Nurses are projected to grow in demand by the year 2026 (by 15% to be exact). Job security won’t be an issue, therefore neither will a decent income. The 2018 median pay for a registered nurse was $34.48 per hour, or $71,730 per year.1 That’s great pay to begin with, and travel nurses earn even more.


Here are the average national percentage earnings increase as a traveling medical professional by top-paying states:

Arizona                       65%   

California                   80+%   

Colorado                    55%   

Florida                        60%   

Iowa                            70%   

Missouri                     55%   

New Mexico              60%   

North Carolina          65%   

South Carolina          70%   

Texas                          55%


1Bureau of Labor Statistics


They don’t have to be RNs to travel.

We find openings for all kinds of travel nursing positions. One can find LRS Healthcare APRNs, CNAs, CRNAs, LPNs and RNs in medical facilities throughout the U.S. They work nearly every area imaginable, from labor and delivery, to ER, to geriatrics.


If a career in travel nursing sounds like a good fit for you, be sure to check out our job board page. Your next adventure awaits!