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
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 your… 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: 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?