20 Reasons Why It’s Great To Be A Soliant Travel Health Professional

by C. Alexis Brown on April 30, 2012

  1. Excellent Benefits: Soliant travel allied health professionals have wonderful benefits, such as health insurance, dental and vision coverage, a matching 401(k) program, life insurance, reimbursement for continuing education and licensing fees, travel money, and many other things you’re probably not getting from your current job.
  1. Great pay: travel health professionals often earn significantly more than their stationary counterparts. If you are willing to work night shifts, overtime, weekends, and holidays, simply let your Soliant recruiter know and you will see a pretty attractive paycheck for your extended efforts. As you gain more experience working in different settings and roles. You’ll be able to command top dollar for learning an array of skills and expertise.
  1. Job Security: Travel allied health professionals have the advantage of working where and when they are needed. When you’re not needed anymore, you go somewhere else that needs you. With our vast network of resources and contacts, Soliant Health provides nursing jobs virtually anywhere in the U.S. The best part is that words like “downsizing”, “layoff”, or reorganization” will mean nothing to you.
  1. Housing assistance: Can’t get a home loan? No problem! With a job in travel healthcare, Soliant will help you secure housing for each of your assignments.  No worries! While most healthcare professionals pay their own rent and basic living expenses, travel healthcare workers often get employer-sponsored housing – a wonderful benefit to any compensation package!
  1. Free – that’s right – FREE travel: In today’s economy, not many people can afford to travel for pleasure. With a career in travel healthcare, even though you’ll be traveling for work, you won’t be working 24 hours a day. Enjoy each new city as you work your way around the country. A job in travel healthcare is a great way to see the country without breaking the bank.
  1. Choose when and where you want to work: By working with Soliant as a travel health professional, you’re in control of your career. Do you thrive in the pulse and excitement of the big city? There are plenty of opportunities in places like New York City or Chicago. Do you prefer the relaxed environment of a small town, rural atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy nature on your time off? Soliant has opportunities for that too.  Do you want to work in a large hospital, or a small health clinic? The choice is yours.
  1. Freedom: With a travel healthcare job, you’ll be able to work in a variety of settings, perhaps in different specialties.  In an unsteady employment market, employees aren’t always able to make a job change when they find they’re unhappy with their current situation. In the travel healthcare field, you’re free to try your hand at new things until you find where you’re most comfortable without having to worry about getting stuck in a job you don’t like.
  1. Flexibility: Not only do you have the freedom to choose when and where you want as a travel health professional, you also have the freedom to choose how much you want to work. Whether you are going on vacation, have a personal obligation to tend to, or just need a good ol’ fashioned breather, all you have to do is tell your Soliant recruiter if you want to take a month or two off between assignments in the future. If you still want to work, but need to stay close for a while, your recruiter will work with you to see if there are assignments near your permanent residence. The beauty is that you can talk to your recruiter to schedule your assignments around your unique needs.
  1. Career exploration: Traveling healthcare jobs allow health professionals an opportunity to showcase their special skills and talent all across the country. If you’re ultimately looking for permanent placement, travel jobs can align you with the right contacts, and gives you the chance to experience different settings and locations to make that happen. Network with the right people in the right places, leave your resume on desks, and showcase your talents! Travel healthcare is a great way to get your foot in the door of your dream health facility.
  1. Gain experience: travel healthcare offers ample opportunities to not only experience different work settings, but also invaluable on the job experience to add to your resume.
  1. Variety: There are many types of healthcare environments, and of different sizes. You may want to work in a nursing home, hospital, sports facility, clinic, school, or a private practice that sees a variety of clientele. By working with a travel staffing firm like Soliant, you will have the opportunity to experiment in a variety of environments which may help you decide what type of niche field you’d  like to focus on and build your career.
  1. Meeting new people: One of the things military families will tell you they enjoy most about being transferred to different bases and locations is that they enjoy meeting new people. While you won’t be stationed in any one area as long as military personnel are, you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people and form lasting friendships in areas you would likely never have explored. Not only can these people become good friends, they can also become excellent resources and contacts as you advance your career. The people you work with can be used as references for future job opportunities and may potentially remain contacts that can help you find new jobs in the future.
  1. Considering moving? Work and check on the area first: If you think a permanent change of scenery is right for you and your family, travel healthcare is a great way for you to experience working in a potential new home before taking the big plunge. Experience what it’s like to work in a new place, and get to know the place before hand – and get paid at the same time!
  1. Travel with family and friends: You don’t have to be young and single to enjoy the benefits of traveling. Many Soliant travel health professionals love to experience the benefits of their job with their friends, family, and children – all while enjoying the benefit of being compensated for their hard work.
  1. No cost to candidates: Working with your Soliant recruiter is ALWAYS free to you. It costs you nothing to search for job openings; it costs you nothing to apply; it costs you nothing to speak with your recruiter whenever you want; it costs you nothing to accept a position and get started. The bottom line – there are no costs to you. EVER.
  1. Family support: Do you love the idea of travel nursing, but prefer to stay close to home? At Soliant, we often try to place travel professionals within a certain radius of their homes if they choose. This means that should your personal circumstances change, you won’t have to give up on travel health opportunities.
  1. Low stress: Many travel professionals live by the low stress factor of not being tied to one job for too long. Why? Being employed long term and full-time at one facility may lead to you being tangled in a pool of uncomfortable “office politics”, or you may even risk burnout from the same routine day-in and day-out. As a travel professional, you never have to worry about being mixed in with “politics” and every day is different. If you ever find that you are working with a particularly difficult colleague, you have the luxury of knowing that it’s only for a short time. That offers to opportunity to focus solely on caring for your patients.
  1. You’re an employee – not an independent contractor: As a Soliant travel health professional, you are an employee who is paid weekly, so you can expect a paycheck each Friday during your assignment for the hours you worked the previous week. You can also take advantage of direct deposit at no cost to you, eliminating the hassle of multiple trips to the bank. Also, as your employer, Soliant Health withholds your taxes based on the tax laws of each state you work in, so you don’t have to worry about self-employment tax. At the end of the year, you’ll receive a W-2 from every state in which you worked. This works to your benefit, as you will not have to worry about making quarterly tax payments or risk being surprised with a huge tax bill at the end of the year. If you need any assistance, your recruiter is always just a phone call or email away.
  1. Personal help with licensing and certification: One question that many new travel health professional candidates ask is: “I’m licensed in one state, but want to work in another? Will Soliant help me?” The answer is YES! Each state has different licensing regulations and requirements, and your recruiter is there to guide you through each step. An added benefit is that Soliant will reimburse you for all licensing and certification expenses, which means extra money in your pocket.
  1. You have a personal cheerleader: As a Soliant Health travel health professional, you should expect only the highest level of support. We want to build lasting relationships with our RNs, LPNs and other nursing professionals. Your recruiter is your career counselor, friend, and personal coach. He or she will become your “go to” person for decision support, advice and career planning, and is always available for assistance.

While state and local governments cut healthcare funding and put jobs in jeopardy, the world of travel healthcare affords you opportunities that many other workers don’t have.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Lesley 05.02.12 at 11:32 am

The top to best points for me are:
1. FREE travel. As a traveling healthcare professional you have the opportunity to see the country and actually get paid to do it!
2. Having a personal cheerleader. Recruiters will help and encourage you along your travels.
Does anyone know what discipline out of Speech-Language Pathologist, Physical Therapist, and Occupational Therapist travel the most?

telisha ashford 05.02.12 at 11:57 am

Hello Soliant Health Care. I am a single pharmacvi
st with a license in Texas and Virginia. I would love to travel for a living. Please contact me so that I can directly apply.
Thank You

debra 05.17.12 at 6:27 pm

Hi,,Nurse for 28 yrs ,i am ready ready

Maragaret 07.18.12 at 8:46 am

I am a travel nurse for 6 years and I absolutely love my work. I am an avid traveler so it’s perfect for me. And I often choose jobs which doesn’t last for more than 8-10 weeks. So ideally I get to see alteast 3 new places in an year. Not bad, isn’t it?

Nicole Hervieux 09.14.12 at 2:36 am

Hi,

Do you accept Canadian RN BSCN nurses? My forte is:
Mental Health Nursing (in a psychiatric hospital),
Forensic (in a jail setting from minimum security to maximum security) Methadone clinic (I have my paper to dispense metadone, which took a yr to obtain, the same paper/courses as the physicians has to take)
and I am aiming for my counseling diplomat, which is very important in my field of work.
I am presently working in a home for the aged for convenience only,it is one km from my house. As I said, I would love to be a nurse councellor in the mental health field, or the drug and adiction rehabilitation as in methadone clinic. I am making 40$/hr as it is. would it be lower than that as pay goes. What about visa and passport from state to state?
email me at nicky_h_@hotmail.com. I wil be awaiting your anwers. But please understand this is a possibility, however I am just looking around for now, but it sounds very interessant. Thank you for your time. Nicole

Nicole Garrett 10.14.13 at 5:46 pm

I love that we (as Soliant Account Executives) get to be a part of so many of these “reasons.” Getting to know my traveling therapists on a personal level and checking in with them each week makes my job that much more rewarding.

Pamela J. Pruitt 11.07.13 at 7:32 am

I am an interested SLP. I am a certified FEES therapist,LSVT, and Vital-Stim provider. I would be very interested in knowing if you have any Dysphagia -FEES endoscopist positions in Texas.

Kind Regards,

Pamela

basma husseini 04.06.14 at 4:57 pm

i’m CMA . please let me know where to email my resume other than the one you got in yr contacts.

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