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Benefits of Being a Temporary/Contract Employee

Posted on: August 27th, 2019

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Benefits Intext

Do you ever get bored being in one place for too long? Or doing the same things over and over again? Maybe you even get tired of dealing with the same people day in and day out.

Perhaps you took a job somewhere then, after working there for a brief period, realized that it was not quite what you expected.

Have you worked in one place for the majority of your career and are now wondering what other opportunities could be out there, but are a little hesitant to make a change or don’t even know where to start?

Have you ever wished you could take the summers off altogether? (I think we all secretly wish that.)

If you see yourself in any of these scenarios, perhaps becoming a temporary/contract employee is something you may be interested in. Barton Healthcare Staffing could be the solution you have been looking for!

“Try Before You Buy”

There are many other reasons besides the ones listed above why someone may be interested in delving into the temporary/travelling arena. I know from my experience from the hiring side, that one of the most common reasons for going this route is the flexibility. You get to decide when and where you work.

If you love the snow and winter sports, wouldn’t it be great to have an assignment where you can ski, skate, or snowboard all winter. Or perhaps you do not like the winter and all the snow and ice that come with it. Wouldn’t it be great to travel to a warmer location for the winter months, where you don’t have to shovel your driveway or brush snow off your car?

Others just like to travel and use this opportunity to see different parts of the country. This is especially beneficial for those who are looking for an area to settle down in or retire to depending on where you are in your career. What better way to decide on where you would like to live than to work and live in an area for 13 weeks to get a feel for it.

Trying Something New

Working as a temporary/travel employee is also a way for you as an allied health professional or nurse to become exposed to many different procedures, equipment and venues. You could take an assignment at a large academic center and be exposed to the newest studies/techniques or the newest equipment that is available. You could also become involved in the many research opportunities that are available.

If you prefer working somewhere a little more low-key, those opportunities are available also. Either way you are gaining valuable experiences and skills that you will take with you to any other future assignments. There are times when a temporary position could potentially turn into a permanent one.

You could think of the 13-week assignment as a 13-week interview where you are determining if this could be the right fit for you. If not, no harm, no foul.

Even if it does not turn into a permanent placement, it is nice to know that, if needed again, you are trained and are already familiar with the ins and outs of that venue!

If you think that temporary/travel work is something you would be interested in pursuing or just want to find out about the different opportunities available, explore the Barton Health Care Staffing website to find out more information or reach out to our team!

Contact one of our recruiters to discuss how you can become one of our many talented travelling professionals.

Susan J. Kelly, BS, CNMT
About Susan J. Kelly, BS, CNMT

Susan has been a certified nuclear medicine technologist since 1985, after receiving her Bachelors of Science in Biology, with a Concentration in Nuclear Medicine Technology from Worcester State University. She began her career as a nuclear medicine technologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and after 15 years shifted to the world of management. Susan is currently the Chief Technologist at New England PET Imaging System, providing PET/CT services in the Merrimack Valley area and southern New Hampshire.