Whether you’re an experienced traveler or new to the field, working as a part-time traveler can be a great way to earn extra income. There are endless possibilities and many opportunities for part-time travelers, so let’s take a closer look at the perks of part-time traveling.
Can travelers work part-time?
Most traveling healthcare professionals work full-time, traveling from one location to the next. However, traveling part-time is possible. Unlike traditional part-time work, travelers seeking part-time employment will still work regular 8, 10, or 12-hour shifts depending on the position and the facility. And instead of working an average 13-week contract, part-time traveling healthcare professionals often choose assignments lasting 6-10 weeks or shorter. Shorter assignments allow part-time travelers to maintain a better work-life balance, as they can choose to have shorter contracts with longer breaks in between.
How does part-time traveling work?
Working as a part-time traveler is flexible, allowing healthcare professionals to choose assignments based on their specific needs. For example, a traveler may work an average 13-week assignment and take one to three months off between contracts. On the other hand, a traveler may opt to take on shorter, 6-10-week assignments and only take a few weeks off before their next contract.
The traveler is in total control. They can work on several smaller assignments in one location or change locations frequently to travel more. In addition, part-time travelers may choose to work on assignments close to home. However, it is essential to understand that working on an assignment close to your permanent address may mean you miss out on housing and travel stipends or reimbursements.
What are the benefits?
There are several benefits to being a healthcare traveler, but there are a few unique benefits for medical professionals that travel part-time:
Flexibility: Because these assignments are typically shorter than the average, part-time travelers that the freedom to be more selective when choosing their assignments. They can travel as much or as little as their lifestyle allows.
Higher Pay: Facilities offer higher pay rates to travelers than permanent staff. However, many facilities may have a higher need to fill a position in specific locations at certain times, offering shorter contracts with great pay.
Experience: Healthcare traveling is a great way to learn new skills and gain valuable experience. Part-time travelers have an accelerated opportunity to acquire this knowledge.
Start working as a part-time traveler with RTG Medical
At RTG Medical, we understand the importance of travelers controlling their contracts. We strive to give our travelers the resources to make informed decisions about their assignments. Our knowledgeable recruiters can help you find the best assignment and location for your needs. Let RTG Medical take you on your next adventure. Contact us today to get started!