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Travel Nursing Demands Shift to Pacific Northwest

New travel nurse markets emerge with superior pay and benefits at American Traveler

Boca Raton, FL February 18, 2008

Dawn Sheard, RN The travel nurse employment boom in Florida, Arizona and other warm weather states is over for now, with travel nurse positions adequately filled for the season, report hospitals in the Sunbelt. But new travel nursing markets have begun to appear in the Pacific Northwest says traveling nurse staffing agency, American Traveler.

“Midseason demand in warmer areas has fallen off, and traveling nurses have begun to converge on a variety of fun and interesting cities in the Pacific Northwest such as Seattle, Washington; Vacaville, California; and Puyallup, Washington.” said Deb Bacurin, clinical resource manager for American Traveler.

Bacurin noted a 32 percent increase in travel nurse postings in states such as California, Washington, Oregon and others in the Midwest. She encourages traveling nurses to take advantage of high paying positions and to be open-minded with regard to location. Although warmer climates are what often lure new travelers to the travel nursing industry, in a Medical News Today July 2007 survey, high pay, benefits and flexible schedules were listed as the primary motivations for both new and seasoned professionals alike to turn to travel nursing.

Economists at the Office of Financial Management say that Oregon and Washington State economies continue to outperform others in the nation. Net migration and jobs are on the rise and healthcare markets are exhibiting signs of long-term growth.

“The rise in travel positions in the Northwest can mainly be contributed the trend of people moving to the major metropolitan areas in both Oregon and Washington,” said Hospital Marketing Director, Dennis Urbanski. “Hospital officials in both states have recognized that they need to hire more travel nurses to keep up with the demand on their Healthcare delivery systems.”

“The lifestyle opportunity in these areas is immense and the potential for career satisfaction incredible,” said Bacurin. “Destinations listed in the Pacific Northwest will surely bring traveling nurses pleasure, excitement and quality of life.”  

American Traveler staffs thousands of top-ranked hospitals across the U.S. If you’re a Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, ORT, RT or other allied health professional, American Traveler has high paying travel nurse jobs for you. For more information on positions in the Northwest, call 800-884-8788 or apply online today at www.americantraveler.com.

About American Traveler:

The Joint Commission certified American Traveler staffs the most prestigious hospitals and outpatient facilities in the U.S. From world-renowned university teaching hospitals to rural medical facilities, American Traveler specializes in short-term travel nursing jobs, per diem, and permanent positions for RNs, Physical Therapists, RTs, STs, and other allied health professionals. 

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Contact:

Diane C. Bok
800-884-8788
diane@americantraveler.com