What other profession guarantees you a solid job in the area and hospital of your choice, and an opportunity to travel to the vacation getaway destination at the same time? Oh, and you can take your family along too. And I forgot to mention that you can stay in a deluxe apartment for as long as you desire. Oh yeah, and you get paid well to do this.
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If you don't want to be in an apartment, the company will give you a housing stipend (allotment of money) and you can stay whereever you choose. Some companies have just offered me a higher rate of pay. Just consider the tax breaks from housing reimbursements though.
I have known many travel nurses that have invested in $700,000 luxury RV's. They take the housing stipend and travel off to high paying assignments (like California) and get their RV's paid off in no time! The reason the pay is so high in CA is to compensate for the high cost of living in the area, but if you're providing your own housing (RV), then all the money you're making, plus the housing supplement (stipend) goes towards paying off your RV that you can take with you when you leave. Smart, smart!!
When I first started exploring the world of Travel Nursing, I came across statements like this:
- Excellent Pay and Benefits
- Free, Private Housing
- Top Destinations
- Work at the Finest Facilities