Q: How does housing for travel assignments work? What are my options? A: Travel healthcare is unique. Because you are working in a location separate from your tax home, you are able to receive tax free housing and food stipends. It is designed to help offset the cost to live in another location outside of… Continue reading FAQ FRIDAY – Housing Options
Q: Is there a deadline to accept or decline and travel assignment offer? A: It is important to consider all things before making important decisions, especially when it involves a move to a brand new location for 3 months. The last thing we want is for anyone to feel pressured while making a decision. But,… Continue reading FAQ FRIDAY – Offer Deadlines?
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
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: 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
Q: Can I tell a company about a job offer that I already have from another company in order to "shop" for a better offer? A: The travel healthcare staffing industry is a very competitive space. With that, there comes some interesting tactics to earn business. For example, some companies ask travelers to solicit jobs from… Continue reading FAQ FRIDAY – Shopping Offers?
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
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?
Q: Do I pay state tax in both my home state and work state? A: There are different rules regarding where you pay state income tax, so there is not just one blanket answer. It will depend on what state your permanent residence is and in what state you are working. When you get paid,… Continue reading FAQ FRIDAY – State Income Withholding
Q: Is travel healthcare the right decision for me? A: This is a very complicated question to answer! There is not one blanket answer for everyone. Here are a few things to consider! First and foremost, you must think about what your life would be like living outside of your hometown or current city. This… Continue reading FAQ Friday – Is Travel Healthcare Right for Me?