Travel nurses can receive assignment offers from every state in the U.S. At first, it may seem like a good idea to choose states you want to travel to – and this can be a significant reason to accept an assignment. However, other considerations are important. You may have family in a certain region, or opportunities to work in a more lucrative area. Here are some of the best states for travel nursing.
Many of the best paid nursing jobs are in California. Pay alone starts between $40 and $50 an hour, with additional benefits like housing, meals reimbursement and bonuses. Enjoy sparkling beaches, tall mountains, and access to some of the country’s best entertainment. San Jose, San Francisco, Long Beach, Los Angeles and San Diego offer the highest pay in the state.
On the East Coast, New York also offers some of the best paying jobs in the industry. New York City is known for its top-notch medical facilities and has entertainment options for every taste.
Texas has excellent facilities like Baylor University Medical Center and Houston Medical Hospital. While pay is lower in Texas, the cost of living is also much less. The state has mild seasons, so you can enjoy outdoor activities year-round. Big cities like Dallas, Houston and Austin have entertainment options to rival anywhere in the U.S.
Massachusetts also has several large healthcare facilities with a demand for travel nurses. Learn new skills on the job and when you’re off, visit historical sites and have some of the best dining experiences in the United States.
Top Places to Explore
Alaska offers glaciers, mountain peaks, lakes and wildlife you can’t find anywhere else. Nursing in Anchorage or Fairbanks pays extremely well. If you don’t want to venture quite that far from home, Colorado is known for the Rocky Mountains, The Denver Broncos and delicious craft beer. The University of Colorado Health System might have the right job for you.
No matter where you want to go, Emerald City Medical Staffing has jobs for you. Apply today to start your exciting travel nursing career.