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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Shots are fired. People are scattering. There are hundreds hurt and wailing in pain. Car after car, the injured are dropped off to the emergency rooms across the city. This was the scene in the immediate aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting on October 1st. Recently, I watched a video in which a Travel Nurse described his… Continue reading 4 Big Reasons Why Healthcare Travelers Matter
Q: Will I be lonely as I take travel assignments? Can someone travel with me? A: I would be lying if I said you would never feel lonely if you travel solo. The reality is you are going to a new place, often not knowing anyone. You are also away from your family for, perhaps,… Continue reading FAQ Friday – Will I be lonely?
Q: How does pay work? What is the breakdown? A: Pay packages for travel therapists are different than a normal permanent position. A normal job would just give you either an annual salary or a hourly wage. All of it is taxed. Your travel pay package will include three components. First, you have your hourly… Continue reading FAQ – Pay Breakdown