Did You Know That Travel Nurses Can Earn Over $3,000 Per Week While Exploring The World?
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Did You Know That Travel Nurses Can Earn Over $3,000 Per Week While Exploring The World?

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Kelsey Marie
Kelsey Marie Sep 28, 2022

Looking for a new career that allows for more travel? Consider being a travel nurse. According to a 2022 report by healthcare company Relias, there is a nursing shortage that has reached “crisis levels.”

The demand for nurses is rising, which means that now is the best time to negotiate better working conditions, salaries, and benefits. 

Being a travel nurse affords a robust career helping others, while seeing the world. 

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How does travel nursing work?

Travel nurses are assigned temporary assignments in high-demand areas. Assignments are usually in specialty areas such as fertility, psychiatry, dermatology, etc. Nurses work with a staffing agency for job assignments and placements.

Where are travel nurses usually placed?

According to Vivian Health’s data, the highest-paying states for travel nurses in August 2022 were Alaska, California, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Oregon.

How much can travel nurses make?

In August 2022, the national average salary of a travel nurse was $3,045 per week, according to Vivian Health. This means that if assignments came consistently, travel nurses could earn up to $158,000 annually.

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