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Can Working as a Traveling Healthcare Professional Affect My Future Employment?

September 20, 2017

It’s often said that tenure is a big part of a hiring decision. Employers want candidates who have proven their worth and stayed put at previous jobs—rather than candidates who jump from company to company.

However, the travel healthcare world is a bit of a different story. There are several reasons why future employers will value you for traveling to different parts of the country.

  • Travel assignments allow you to learn different regional healthcare procedures. This exposes you to a knowledge pool you may not have had access to at your permanent position.
  • Depending on the size of the facility, and other factors, certain job descriptions may vary. This means that you may have the opportunity to work some tasks in a different specialty. More experience can never hurt. Candidates who have learned some of the skill sets from different specialties are a hot commodity.
  • Future employers will see your travel experience as a big plus. Because you’re traveling from assignment to assignment, you’re required to adapt to new environments very quickly. Future employers will value your ability to drop into a new environment and care for patients quickly and thoroughly.

If you’re thinking about traveling—but you’re not sure how it will affect your future—you should go for it! You’ll gain experience that you could possibly never receive sitting in your hometown hospital. Need help? Find your place with Titan Medical Group – 866.332.9600 or titanmed.com