Working as a travel nurse or allied health professional certainly comes with its benefits, like flexible schedules, new practice settings, and potentially even more pay. But one of the best perks of being a travel healthcare clinician is the opportunity to travel and see places you’ve never been to before. While where you travel will depend on where you take an assignment, here’s a non-exhaustive list of five amazing destinations you can visit when you decide to partner with Barton Healthcare Staffing.
1. Denali National Park & Preserve — Alaska
Amid the heavy snow, verdant forests, and icy conditions of Alaska lies Denali National Park & Preserve, a beautiful stretch of land larger than the state of New Hampshire that is sure to captivate anyone who visits. The main draw of this national park is Denali, the highest mountain in North America, which stretches over 20,000 feet above sea level.
But there’s more to see at this national park than just Denali—the area is chock full of natural wildlife, geological formations, and other amazing sightseeing opportunities. If you love to hike or camp, Denali National Park & Preserve is a place to check out while you have some downtime on your assignment.
We often have travel nursing and allied health jobs in Alaska available for those willing to travel and live temporarily in this northernmost state. We currently have openings for ultrasound technologists, mammogram technologists, and physical therapists in The Last Frontier.
2. Alcatraz — California
If traditional national parks aren’t really your speed—and you’re looking to take a travel healthcare job in a place warmer than Alaska—Alcatraz is an educational and interesting place to visit when you’re working in California.
Once a maximum security federal prison, the now-abandoned Alcatraz is located on an island off of San Francisco. Access to the island is only available by ferry, but you can sign up for tours led by park rangers who will teach you all about Alcatraz’ history. In addition to the knowledge you’ll gain by visiting this historic site, you’ll also get great views of the San Francisco Bay area, which could be worth the trip on its own.
While it might be easier to get to Alcatraz if you choose a travel healthcare job in the San Francisco area, the island is a great bucket list item for anyone working in California. We currently have open California jobs for physical therapists, long term care nurses, and much more.
3. Yellowstone National Park — Wyoming, Montana, Idaho
Looking for an assignment that isn’t in a highly populated state (like California) or far away from the rest of the country (like Alaska)? Still want to take in the natural beauty of America while you’re helping out patients who need your skills? Consider taking a travel healthcare job in Wyoming and cross Yellowstone National Park off your bucket list!
One of the most well known national parks in the United States (and the very first), Yellowstone—which is 2.2 million acres large—is home to a vibrant ecosystem, half of the world’s active geysers, and other geologic must-sees like canyons. Like Denali, Yellowstone is perfect for those who love to camp and hike!
Yellowstone National Park is mostly located in Wyoming, but it’s also partly in Montana and Idaho, so taking a travel healthcare job in any of those states will put you in close proximity to its natural wonders.
4. The French Quarter — Louisiana
If you’re looking to brush elbows with locals, try great cuisine, and immerse yourself in American history, the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a great place to visit. This neighborhood was founded by the French back in 1718 when they owned Louisiana and still carries its unique history and culture with it to this day.
One of the most popular areas of the French Quarter is Bourbon Street, a street illuminated in neon that has gained a reputation for its raucous parties. And when Mardi Gras comes around in February, the French Quarter explodes with celebrations and parades, only adding to the fun.
5. Niagara Falls — New York
Everyone knows New York for the Big Apple, but there’s so much more the Empire State can offer healthcare workers who are living there on temporary assignments. Take Niagara Falls for example—located upstate near Buffalo, this famous group of three waterfalls offer visitors breathtaking views.
Whether you’re just checking the falls out from the road, or you decide to take the Maid of the Mist boat tour that goes right underneath, you’ll likely have a great time checking out one of the world’s preeminent natural wonders.
Even if you can’t find a travel nurse or allied health job in the immediate vicinity of Niagara Falls, taking a trip on a weekend is a great idea. Check out all of our New York jobs to find one that fits your personal and professional goals today!
Partner with BHS and See the United States
Didn’t see anything from your personal bucket list in this blog? Barton Healthcare Staffing places skilled clinicians in medical facilities in all 50 U.S. states, so you can take a travel assignment in the area of the country you want to explore. Check out our job board or reach out to us today to get started!