Take the plunge and change lives while you experience new places and people as a healthcare traveler. As a professional healthcare worker, you already know the value and importance of the industry, so why not merge your career with a travel lifestyle to live the best of both worlds and help more people in more locations across the country?
No travel experience? No problem. Fusion Marketplace exists to help you find your perfect travel assignment with an established staffing agency who will be there for you throughout your travel journey. With a personal recruiter by your side and enhanced transparency, Fusion Marketplace makes the unknowns known so you’ll always know what to expect in your travel placement.
Tips to prepare for your first travel assignment
There’s something special about your first healthcare travel assignment. Fusion Marketplace aims to make the process as easy for you as possible so you can prepare for your travel job before you hit the road.
- Research everything. You should know what you’re signing up for ahead of time so thoroughly review your upcoming destination, the healthcare facility you’ll be working in, and the details of your travel assignment contract.
- Be aware of qualifications and continued education requirements. Every U.S. state and healthcare division have different qualifications and requirements for travelers so your licensing will depend on what you do and where you work. Learn of any classes or trainings required by your division, state, or healthcare facility so you can be fully prepared the day you start.
- Organize your information. Take advantage of your Fusion Marketplace profile and keep your important professional information organized and up-to-date at all times. That way, when you see a travel opportunity that sparks your interest, all you have to do is hit “apply.”
The majority of assignments are 13 weeks long, but the length can vary depending on the healthcare facility and staffing agency you’re working with. Although 13 weeks may sound like a long time, it flies by! At the end of your 13 weeks, you could be asked to extend your contract—this requires both you and the facility to agree on the length of an extension.
Your personal agency recruiter will be there for you the whole way to help answer questions and guide you in the right direction for your travel career. You’re in the driver’s seat, but it never hurt to have a passenger navigate the way with information, transparency, and encouragement—and that’s exactly what your recruiter is.
Traveler career opportunities
It’s nice to have options as a traveling healthcare professional. As the gap between healthcare worker supply and demand grows, the need for a traveler-driven market intensifies. With more than 24,000 available healthcare jobs, Fusion Marketplace has more jobs than it does travelers.
Create a personal profile to join a traveler-first market and unlock travel career opportunities across the country. Save licenses and certifications, plus other professional information into your traveler profile so you never have to re-enter your credentials.
Regardless of your division and specialty, job type preference, or available start date Fusion Marketplace has a job posting waiting for you. Effortlessly funnel and narrow down your search results to view assignments that align with your overall career priorities and apply for multiple travel jobs at a time to increase your chances of landing the one you want. Sort, filter, and save search results by your personal job preferences to help streamline the application process to get you where you want to go even faster and with less paperwork.
Temporary housing for healthcare travelers
“What I found in the last year of traveling is the hardest part about starting a new job is finding a place to stay,” said traveling medical lab tech, Shannon Nielsen.
Although it’s known to cause headaches, securing housing on your first travel assignment is a breeze when you find a job through Fusion Marketplace.
When it comes to temporary housing, you have two options: accept your tax-free housing stipend or allow the staffing agency to find where you’ll rest your head.
The plus-sides of finding your own housing situation are the chance to save money, plus you have more options to choose from. When you use your tax-free stipend, you’re in control so if you have remaining funds after putting down the deposit and signing the lease, it’s yours to pocket. On the other hand, the opposite is also true—if your chosen housing exceeds your stipend amount, it’s up to you to pay the difference.
Fusion Marketplace works together in tandem with Furnished Finder to simplify your housing search and secure a placement that accommodates your lifestyle. When you click on a job card on the Marketplace, you’ll see available condos, hotels, apartments, and more that are nearby the assignment you’re interested in. You can also use the Furnished Finder stipend calculator for a more accurate idea of the average rent in the area you’re traveling to.
For many healthcare travelers, the most stressful part of a new assignment is the assurance they have somewhere safe to rest their heads at night. Whether you have pets, travel with family, or have special housing needs, Fusion Marketplace gives you housing options that work for your situation.
Fusion Marketplace is making the unknowns known
Fusion Marketplace is a one-stop-shop online platform that’s meant to connect professional healthcare travelers with nationwide staffing agencies to find their dream travel assignments. Through enhanced transparency, Fusion Marketplace offers magnified visibility into job types, locations, pay packages, benefits, housing, and more to ensure you get to where you’re supposed to go.
You have limited time as a professional healthcare worker. Fusion Marketplace streamlines your speed to market since you have the ability to store important information, customize your job search, and merge your healthcare career with a travel lifestyle.
You don’t need to be a seasoned explorer to lead a successful life as a professional healthcare traveler—all you need is a desire to travel and a passion for people. Fusion Marketplace gives you full access to thousands of healthcare jobs across the country so you can choose where you want to go with each assignment. Take the first step towards a traveler lifestyle and complete your Marketplace profile.