Made up of 20 million American employees, the U.S. healthcare industry has had the highest employment rate since 2018. As the country’s largest employer, it’s even more important for professional healthcare travelers to set themselves apart from the abundant competition.
The future of healthcare staffing is a traveler-first approach, so professional travelers in search of their next assignment are aware of pay transparency, location details, and other important factors that help decide your next move.
To help navigate a successful career in a saturated job market, traveling healthcare workers should set realistic expectations, market themselves as healthcare professionals, and get a step ahead with Fusion Marketplace.
Set realistic expectations and be flexible
Life as a professional healthcare traveler isn’t always glamorous—you may not wind up in a five-star hotel or at one of the country’s hot travel spots, and that’s okay. Maintain practical expectations and remain confident in yourself as a professional healthcare worker.
Whether you chose to become a professional healthcare traveler to check off U.S. destinations from your bucket list or to earn a first-rate salary while saving lives, set realistic expectations that align with your career goals and make the most out of your travel assignment.
When it comes to accepting a travel job, be flexible with shift schedules and facility locations. As Healthcare Traveler Today wrote, “Whether it’s being more open to more locations and compromising special scheduling or shift requests, the more flexible a traveler can be, the more likely you can find a new assignment faster.”
Market yourself as a healthcare professional
Speed to placement is more important than ever for professional healthcare travelers in this saturated industry, and Fusion Marketplace is here to help. Decrease the number of hoops to jump through and create a traveler profile with Fusion Marketplace to personalize your job hunt and keep professional information in one centralized location. Save your information and preferences within your profile so you can easily apply for your ideal travel placement with a simple click of a button.
Keep your Marketplace profile updated with current continued education units (CEUs) to help you land your next healthcare travel assignment even faster. CEUs are necessary for traveling professionals to keep licenses and certifications valid. CEUs also help expand your skillset as a healthcare worker and empower you to provide the best patient care possible.
“With accelerating advances in health information and technology, physicians, nurses, and other health professionals must maintain and improve their knowledge and skills throughout their careers,” said Dr. med. Janina Beilner. “That’s the only way to provide safe, effective, and high-quality healthcare for their patients.”
The more CEUs and skills you can present on your professional resume, the more sought-after you’ll be by nationwide healthcare facilities and staffing agencies.
Use Fusion Marketplace to accelerate your healthcare career
As the competition for healthcare travelers grows across the U.S., Fusion Marketplace gives you the opportunity to leverage your traveler profile and accelerate your healthcare career. Fusion Marketplace was designed for you, the traveler, and puts you in the driver’s seat of your professional career.
Once your Marketplace traveler profile is fully complete, you can effortlessly search for your next travel healthcare placement using the search bar or browse jobs based on agencies. From there, use the “quick apply” function for job openings that check your boxes and fulfill your career goals.
After your application is received and reviewed, the staffing agency recruiter will reach out to learn more about you, your career goals, and your travel bucket list to ensure you’re set up for success in your next travel placement. Be open and honest with your healthcare recruiter so they can help give direction and support when you need it the most.
“Find someone you trust,” said long-time healthcare recruiter, Ashtyn. “There are a million recruiters out there, so you have to make sure you have someone who’s looking out for your best interest.”
“Find yourself a cheerleader, someone who brings out the best in you” recruiter, Brit, added. “Find someone who’s just as excited as you are for this journey and someone who will encourage you to push yourself to reach your traveling goals.”
Fusion Marketplace also provides total transparency to healthcare travel job benefits, pay packages, agencies and recruiters, plus provides housing options to professional travelers across the country. This one-stop-shop online platform also gives top-notch staffing agencies access to highly qualified candidates and streamlines hiring decisions and healthcare traveler placements to get you to your next assignment faster.
Expected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, adding approximately 2.4 million new jobs to the industry, healthcare employment is projected to add more jobs than any other occupational group in the U.S. In an overly saturated job market, it’s vital for professional healthcare travelers to get ahead. Be realistic and flexible with your expectations, don’t be afraid to market yourself as a healthcare professional, and take advantage of Fusion Marketplace to distinguish yourself from the competition.