As we close out the year that has been just as much chaos as the previous years, we now allow ourselves to consider our future and what travel nurse assignments 2023 can potentially bring us. For many, it means continuing on in our permanent position and furthering our work experience through those means. For travel nurses though, the horizon really looks beautiful as we open up a new year of travel, adventure, experience and expansion.
Where is it you would like to spend your next travel nurse assignment? Would you like to head to the cold? Experience some extreme snow sports or enjoy hot chocolate while in awe of all the snow? Or would you like to head somewhere warm? Sit on a beach and enjoy waves that ripple over the shoreline? Whether it’s a big city or a rural spot, the options are limitless and where you head next can set the tone for the rest of what we know will be a great year!
What Is Travel Nursing?
A travel nurse is a registered nurse – with or out without a specialty – who travels across the country to alternate states in order to help out healthcare facilities with their needs. This can be due to staff shortages, rises in patients throughout the holiday seasons, unfortunate events like the pandemic, or simply because of staff vacation. Contracts are up to 13 weeks long and can either be extended if you like where you are, or, you can head straight on to your next assignment in a different state. The benefits of travel nursing can be found here. But in short, you’re looking at increased income, elevating skill sets, expanding experience and taking on adventures in whichever state you land in.
What Are The Biggest Hubs For Travel Nurse Assignments?
The sun is always in demand in California and so are travel nurses. As the state with the largest population, many hospitals and facilities are looking for travel nurses to fill in staffing gaps. So while you could be starting off your year in one of the most popular destinations in the U.S., with its array of cities, incredible beaches and opportunity to visit Disneyland and Hollywood whenever you want, you could also be making some great money. With professional opportunities being abundant and most likely inside the three major hospital organizations, you could be looking at an income of approximately $3,000 per week. Along with elevating your skills and experience, there’s not much more that needs to be said.
They say everything is bigger in Texas. So, with its big cowboy boots, ranches, hair and land, you also have an abundance of travel nursing opportunities. The great thing about Texas is the number of areas you could find yourself landing in. Shove your face with Tex-Mex in San Antonio, enjoy white-sanded beaches on South Padre Island, join the diversity in Houston and check out the entertainment in Dallas. You’d be looking at making around $2,300 per week in hospitals professionally ranked. If you’re bilingual, your demand becomes even more significant.
The concrete jungle where dreams are made is also one of the bucket list places to visit in the U.S. People can only dream of living in the big city but you could be doing it while making a fantastic income. Travel nurses thinking about working in New York can find themselves making around $3,300 a week. That’s a comfortable cushion to enjoy the insane amount of food options available, its 83 museums and over 1700 parks and its constant trends in fashion and business. It’s the city that never sleeps which is perfect for those taking on the nursing life.
Want to hit the beach in the middle of winter? Or maybe living amongst the alligators is something that tickles your fancy. Whatever draws you to Florida, travel nurses are not only in dire need, but you’re entering a state with a very affordable cost of living. Florida is home to snowbirds – the older generation who retire or vacation there during the winter – which means options are wide open in all areas of specialty nursing. You’ll also bypass state income tax, be able to renew contracts more easily than other states and have the best key lime pies. Travel nurses in Florida generate an income of around $3,200 per week.
2023 is fast approaching, and we have the opportunity to create a new path for ourselves. If travel nursing is something you are interested in then there is no better time to get involved. While California, Texas, New York, and Florida are the four main hubs to work from, there are plenty of other states in desperate need of travel nurses. These include:
- New Mexico
With TheraEx Travel Nursing Recruiting Agency, we guide you along your path into travel nursing. As healthcare workers ourselves, we can anticipate your wants and needs and push you in the direction you want to go for 2023. There is so much opportunity out there available for nurses and we pride ourselves in creating the travel nursing life of your dreams. If you have any interest in shifting your career path into a more adventurous one, please feel free to click here. We are open to all your inquiries!
It seems to have gotten to the point where deciding where to work as a travel nurse may actually be more of a burden than a bonus. With so many interesting places to choose from, and contracts only lasting around 13 weeks, you can spend your year literally jumping from state to state. Take this opportunity to elevate your work skills, expand your experience and dive into a world of travel and adventure. There is no better time than now!