Retirement doesn’t always have to be the end of your professional career—there are many retirees who find themselves coming back to work for extra money or social stimulation. In fact, a brand-new survey published by ResumeBuilder.com revealed that 12% of retired Americans say they’re very likely or somewhat likely to go back to work in 2024. If you’re a retired nurse or allied health professional and you’re thinking about getting back into the workforce, becoming a travel healthcare clinician with Barton Healthcare Staffing (BHS) is a great next step. Read on to learn more about why retirees are returning to work, and why you should partner with BHS.
Behind The Great Unretirement
While some retirees are thinking about going back to work, research shows that many already have. According to the AARP, many of the 2.4 million Americans who retired earlier than expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic have chosen to reenter the workforce.
But why have so many decided to put their life of retirement on hold after tasting the freedom of not having a work schedule? The answer is complicated, and as you might suspect, money is a major factor. According to the results of the ResumeBuilder.com survey, 61% of people reversing retirement attribute their career decision to the increased cost of living.
In addition, 34% said they’re taking on a job again because they did not save enough money for retirement, and 34% said they’re putting their work shoes back on to pay off outstanding debt. Interestingly, 34% also said they’re reentering the workforce to stave off boredom, which can certainly set in once a busy life of work comes to an end.
Why Become a Travel Healthcare Clinician?
Travel healthcare is a great option for retired clinicians who want to earn some extra money and see new areas of the country. At BHS, we partner with travel nurses and allied health clinicians across a variety of specialties, placing them at medical facilities across all 50 states that need temporary staffing help.
As a travel healthcare clinician with BHS, you’ll be assigned a personal recruiter who will work alongside you to find travel assignments that meet your personal needs and professional goals. By partnering with us, you can pick and choose what assignments you want to take on—giving you ultimate freedom and flexibility over when and where you work.
Working with us gives you access to our internal licensing and credentialing teams, meaning you never have to do any of the heavy lifting when it comes to making sure your certifications are up to date. In addition, when you take an assignment as a BHS travel clinician, your travel and lodging are completely covered by the client and coordinated by our internal travel team.
Becoming a BHS travel clinician also allows you to access competitive rates, as well as the opportunity to work in a brand-new medical environment in an area of the country you’ve never been before! Not to mention, we offer all of our clinicians health, dental, vision, and malpractice insurance, a 401(k) savings plan, and much more.
Partner with BHS
Thinking about rejoining the workforce to become a travel nurse or allied health clinician? Check out our job board and apply today! One of our experienced recruiters will reach out to you. You can also contact us directly on our website.