Considering a career as a travel therapist or nurse? Congratulations! Travel healthcare careers offer unique opportunities to travel the country, meet new people and enrich the lives of your patients.
To get the most out of our travel nursing or therapy career, many travel healthcare professionals partner with a travel agency. But choosing the right agency can make a dramatic impact on your career success and happiness.
Take the time to make a good pick!
A simple Google search for travel healthcare agencies brings up 107 million websites. Now, all of those sites aren’t likely unique staffing firms, but there are certainly many different travel healthcare agencies available. So how do you know which to pick?
Before choosing an agency, you should think about what you’re looking for out of your travel healthcare career. Think about cities or areas you prefer to live in, how much hands-on interaction you’d like with your agency, and the types of pay and benefits you would need to make a career decision. Then, once you’ve identified those key “musts,” it’s time to do some research. Here are three things you should review before making a travel agency choice:
1. Their website.
When you visit a travel healthcare staffing agency’s website, you should look for ease of use, modern styling, and an overall professional look. Your agency may not be located in your city, so the only “look” you may get at them is through their website. Would you trust your personal information–your career–in the hands of a company that didn’t have a professional website? A polished, professional website can show whether an agency tends to overlook details.
2. Their personality.
Reach out to any agencies you’re considering with questions or for more information about the career opportunities available. Before partnering with a travel staffing agency, you should be sure that they are happy to speak to you and answer your questions. And timeliness counts, too. You shouldn’t have to wait days or weeks for a response from your potential recruiter. You are going to be one of their most valuable assets, and they should treat you that way!
3. Their background.
Are there professional travel therapists included in key management personnel? When a travel healthcare staffing agency is made up of both staffing and travel therapy professionals, you are more likely to work with a team that understands the needs and challenges you may face during your career. Don’t be afraid to ask for details on the backgrounds of your team within an agency.
Ready to partner with a travel healthcare staffing agency?
At MedPro, we help travel therapists find exciting career opportunities with healthcare facilities across the country. Search our available travel nursing and therapy jobs now to start the next chapter in your career.