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FAQ Friday – Packing

Q:  What do most travelers pack when heading out on assignment? A:  Everyone is different.  Priorities are always going to be different between people.  Some of us cannot live without their Amazon Firestick and others just could not live without their favorite books.  To each there own. That being said, there definitely are essentials to… Continue reading FAQ Friday – Packing

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FAQ FRIDAY- Pros and Cons of Travel Healthcare

Q:  What are the pros and cons of travel therapy? A:  There are definitely pros and cons to every decision that you make in life.  Career choices can impact your life for the good and bad. It’s important to understand that everyone’s situation is different from one another.  So, some pros I list will be… Continue reading FAQ FRIDAY- Pros and Cons of Travel Healthcare

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FAQ Friday – How to Establish a Tax Home

Q: How do I establish and keep a “tax home?” A: Full disclosure, I am not a tax professional.  However, I have worked in the industry for 5 years and this information comes straight from a tax professional in addition to my accounting department. It’s important to realize why travelers receive tax free benefits.  The… Continue reading FAQ Friday – How to Establish a Tax Home

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FAQ Friday – Pets

  Q: Can I travel with my pets? How does housing work with pets? A: Yes, you can travel with pets! Who can leave their fur babies behind for a whole 13 weeks? There are only a few scenarios in which you cannot bring them along. If you are going to Hawaii, there is a certain amount of time… Continue reading FAQ Friday – Pets

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8 Ways to Stay Safe on the Road

Travelers live normal lives.  They go out with friends at night.  They exercise outside.  Some take public transportation.   They don’t live in plastic bubbles. Right now, it’s difficult to feel safe when out and about in public. Unfortunately, travel healthcare workers are not immune to that problem. So, how do travelers ensure they are safe… Continue reading 8 Ways to Stay Safe on the Road

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FAQ FRIDAY – Contract Cancellation

Q: What happens if my contract gets cancelled? A: Albeit a rare occasion, s contract being cancelled is something that can happen in travel healthcare. There can be a variety of reasons a facility decides to cancel a contract. They could have found a full time employee and no longer need a traveler. They may have found a way… Continue reading FAQ FRIDAY – Contract Cancellation

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FAQ FRIDAY – Pay Raises

Q: Will I get a pay increase for every new assignment or extension I take? A: It is our #1 goal to make our travelers happy. That includes paying our travelers what they deserve. We do that by making sure to establish a good bill rate with facilities prior to submitting any candidates or sending travelers to work there.… Continue reading FAQ FRIDAY – Pay Raises

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FAQ FRIDAY – How Soon Should I Talk to Recruiters?

Q:  How far in advanced of my start date should I talk to a recruiter about travel healthcare? A:  It's never too early to start the conversation and lay the foundation for your job search.  Starting early can give you plenty of time to evaluate multiple companies to see which one(s) you want to deal… Continue reading FAQ FRIDAY – How Soon Should I Talk to Recruiters?

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5 Things You Need to Collect While on Assignment

Travel therapy is an exciting adventure.  One can see and work in every single state if they so desire.  There are sights to see and new things to experience. The memories will last forever, but it can sometimes be difficult to find a way to reflect on those times when all is said and done. Collecting… Continue reading 5 Things You Need to Collect While on Assignment

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FAQ Friday – Wage Recharacterization

Q:  What is wage recharacterization?  How does it affect me? A:  Recharacterization in travel healthcare is simply moving money from your taxable hourly wage to your untaxed side of your pay package. For example, some companies could offer a Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapist $15 per hour (when they should always make above $20 per hour) and… Continue reading FAQ Friday – Wage Recharacterization