In 2020, travel nursing took off, with a 35% growth over 2019, and 2021. This has taken the industry to new heights! In 2021 travel nursing has seen about an additional 40% according to an independent analyst.
As the pandemic continues we are seeing more burned-out and retiring nurses. The combination of the return of hospital services that were shut down in 2020 and having a shortage of foreign recruits and nursing students have made travel nursing a critical aspect of health care in America.
If the increasing demand for nurses across the country wasn’t enough of a reason why; many are switching to double and sometimes triple their salaries, Alegiant Healthcare also offers its travel staff a full slate of benefits and referral bonuses! Alegiant has many openings for various healthcare positions across the country with contracts ranging in duration from 8 weeks to 13 weeks.
Barry Asin, president of Staffing Industry Analysts, a research firm that focuses on the healthcare staffing industry, said that the travel-nurse market could accommodate well over 100,000 staffers in 2021, which had over 40,000 vacancies this past October. Alegiant Healthcare Services continues to recruit more nurses and medical professionals to become travelers to fill these increasing vacancies across the country. The arrival of the Omicron variant may put more people in hospitals and may lead to yet another increase in demand for nursing staff across the country. Join the Alegiant Healthcare team today and join the thousands of nurses and medical professionals increasing their income and traveling across the country! Check our job page to view our available positions!