Ok, we know you’ve got your list of the best cities for travel nursing. And we’re not here to change your mind. We’d just like to tell you about a few more of the best places to travel nurse that deserve to be on your travel “to-do” list. And they’re all hiring, right now.
1. Fresno, California.
Fresno, California, you say? Isn’t that a punch line from an old Jay Leno monologue? Well, maybe. But Fresno is also located in the beautiful San Joaquin Valley in central California and is within easy travel distance of Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks — plus L.A. and San Francisco. Here travel nurses will find world-class farmer’s markets, hiking and biking trails, and some of the state’s finest outdoor sports facilities.
If your tastes run to the more “indoorsy,” you’ll want to visit the popular concert venue at Fresno State. Not to mention the endless spots for enjoying the area’s legendary garden-fresh cuisine. And be sure to check out the shopping and nightlife in the Tower District. Fresno is home to several major healthcare providers, and is frequently seeking to employ travel nurses in a variety of specialties.
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2. Houston, Texas
Houston is the fourth-largest city in the U.S., so it’s no wonder that travel nurses are often in demand here. With over two million residents, this town’s bustling economy is based in manufacturing, oil production, and –yes– healthcare. Though it’s sometimes compared to its publicity-friendly neighbor Dallas, Houston has its own unique allure.
Known as one of the most culturally diverse cities in the South, Houston has a performing arts scene that rivals those of New York and L.A. And we don’t need to tell you about the shopping scene — it’s world-class! And should you find yourself in need of some sea breezes, travel nurse jobs here put you in easy driving distance of the laid-back resorts along the Gulf Coast. Great southwestern-style food, friendly natives, and tons of entertainment options: that’s Houston travel nursing jobs in a nutshell.
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3. Seattle, Washington
Do you find yourself “zigging” when everyone else is “zagging”? Well, it’s certainly not a pre-requisite for enjoying this locale, but if you consider yourself to be a free spirit, Seattle could be an idyllic place for your next travel nursing job. Seattle is one of the epicenters of the “green” movement; all things organic and earth-friendly are welcome here, in no small part because of the awesome west-coast scenery that emerges around every bend in the road.
As granola-crunchy as it can be at times, Seattle is still a big city — the largest in the Pacific Northwest — and home to growing aerospace and tech industries, along with healthcare employers who are increasingly looking to hire travel nurses. A travel nursing job in Seattle provides access to a renowned music scene: jazz, grunge, alternative, classical. And when the show’s over, you can head out for some of that famous Seattle coffee. (It’s said Seattle residents drink more coffee here per capita than anywhere else in the U.S.)
4. Washington, DC
It’s just the nation’s capital, right? Nope, this city is much more than the White House and the Air and Space Museum. (By the way, see both of these attractions if you can; they’re fantastic!) Washington DC is actually part of the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the country. With over 5 million residents and a government-based economy that is stronger than most at the moment, this area is increasingly in need of travel nurses to supplement its healthcare workforce.
Like history and cobblestone streets? Head over to historic Georgetown or Old Town in neighboring Virginia. Like cozy restaurants and one-of-a-kind galleries and boutiques? Try Bethesda and Chevy Chase, just over the city line in Maryland. Like rolling hills and classic horse country? Drive out to Middleburg or the Skyline Drive for spectacular views. A travel nurse job in Washington, DC will put you in touch with the best of the country’s past, present and future.