Advice » Job Hunt Strategy» Getting Started » Choose a Travel Healthcare Comp ...
Choose a Travel Healthcare Company

Choose a Travel Healthcare Company

With the rising demand for travel healthcare workers, those who are willing and able to pack up and go will find unlimited employment opportunities.

But how do you determine which company to work for? The keys to finding the best match include understanding your personal preferences and career goals, doing your homework, and comparing and contrasting each company.

Decide What You're Looking For

Before you begin applying, understand what you want out of a travel company. Your personal preference and career goals should be your guide. Is money your main motivator? Do international opportunities excite you? Knowing what you are looking for will help you identify the best fit between your requirements and the company's proposition.

Get the Lay of the Land

Next, doing your homework will lead you to a wise decision. Exploring the world of travel companies online is a good way to gather lots of information quickly. You can find information about a company's compensation package, benefits and other perks on corporate Web sites and in trade journals. This initial investigation will help you eliminate companies that don't fit your needs. While this takes time, a strong knowledge of the landscape will increase your chances of selecting the perfect match.

Get the Inside Scoop

Talk to people who have taken assignments with the companies you are targeting to get firsthand knowledge about how employees are treated. What you find out may surprise you -- for good or bad. After you winnow down the possibilities, begin making phone calls to recruiters and request materials. Clean, professional recruitment materials are the sign of a solid company, but you cannot judge a suitable match based on this alone.

Give Them a Grilling

As you review the materials, develop questions that will help you get beyond the surface for a deeper understanding of what differentiates each company in the marketplace. Don't be shy about asking questions and verifying information that is published in their materials. Good recruiters will take the time to ensure you have all the information you need and will follow up to make sure there are no loose ends that would prevent you from selecting their company. Be sure to ask about bonus programs, flexibility and continuing-education opportunities. The best companies will offer a variety of perks to attract the brightest talent.

Take Your Time

While recruiters will be eager to hire you and may offer attractive compensation packages with plenty of perks, be patient. Listen to each offer before making a final decision. One factor that is often overlooked is conditions of employment. Make sure you understand whose payroll you will be on -- the agency's or the facility's. As an independent contractor, you'll fetch higher wages, but this status leaves you responsible for paying for your own insurance and malpractice insurance.

Ultimately, you will want to apply to fewer than five companies. Compare and contrast the information you have gathered. Weigh the pros and cons of each company before making a final decision about where to apply. Then send in your application and expect a prompt response. Opportunities abound in this healthcare niche.

Learn more about healthcare careers.

Latest Jobs

Kane Transport
Posted: 05/22/2015
Inver Grove Heights, MN, 55077
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Posted: 05/22/2015
Fair Lawn, NJ
Posted: 05/22/2015
Killeen, TX, 76543
Bed Bath & Beyond
Posted: 05/22/2015
Indianapolis, IN, 46240
Posted: 05/22/2015

Want more personalized results?  Update Your Profile


Monster Communities

Teaching Community
Where teachers meet and learn.
Create and connect.
Networking for the career-minded woman.
Nursing Link
Where nurses call the shots.
More Monster Communities

Monster Partners

Scholarships, financial aid and more ways to pay for school.
Find top campus and online degree programs.
Military portal for the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
Financial Aid
Scholarships & financial aid.
Staffing for Government Jobs
Staffing and hiring solutions for federal government agency jobs.
More Monster Partners

Job Hunt Strategy

Six Ways to Make a Recruiter Hate You
If you want to blow your chances with recruiters -- and, by extension, with the companies they work for -- here are six perfect ways to do so.

Resumes & Cover Letters

Rev Up Your Resume to Relocate
Hoping to relocate? Get the ball rolling on landing the right job in the right location with these expert resume and cover letter tips.


100 Potential Interview Questions
Interview questions can run the gamut. You probably won't face all 100 of these, but you should still be prepared to answer at least some of them.

Salary & Benefits

10 Questions to Ask When Negotiating Salary
Most of us aren't natural negotiators, but asking these 10 questions during salary negotiations can help you get everything you deserve.

Employee Sourcing

Alt text
November Monster Employment Index Grows 13% Year-Over-Year, Tenth Consecutive Month of Positive Annual Growth.

For Seekers

Campus and Online Degrees
Advance your career and earn more with an online degree.
Free Salary Wizard
What are you worth? Find out and negotiate a better salary.
Research Careers
Get information on jobs and career paths to help guide your choices
Questions & Answers
Find answers to all your career related questions -- powered by Yahoo! Answers
Resume Distribution Service
Our distribution service puts your resume right in the hands of recruiters.
Resume Writing Services
Our experts will craft a keyword-rich resume that stands out in the crowd.
More Career Resources

For Employers

Career Ad Network
Target your job posting to more candidates on thousands of websites.
Hire Right Background Checks
Explore our background check packages to improve the quality of your hires.
Hiring Home Page
Find the best candidates for your business with Monster hiring solutions.
Job Postings
Find the right solution for your hiring needs. Starting at $99.
Power Resume Search
Monster's new search technology precisely matches people with your jobs.
Resource Center
Find staffing insights, labor trends, HR best practices and more.
Target Post
Connect with skilled, hourly and administrative candidates for only $99.

Social Media

Jobs on Twitter
Find jobs in your area and industry.
Monster Careers
Tune into our career advice and discussions tackling a wide range of topics and industries.
Monster Corporate & PR
Stay up-to-date on the latest news. Get the 'Who', 'What', 'When', and 'Why' on all things Monster related.
Monster Customer Service
Got a Monster question? We've got the answer. Whether you're a job seeker or employer, we can help you find the answers you need.
Monster for Employers
Find advice on hiring.
Follow Us
Check out our many pages and stay connected with the latest industry news, events, career advice and job openings.

Other Links

Monster Company Profiles
Explore companies and get information to guide your career decisions.
Compare Salaries
See how your pay stacks up to others in your field.
iPhone Application
Download the Monster app for iPhone and iPod touch.
Monster Job Seeker Blog
Monster Job Seeker Blog.
Monster Thinking Blog
Monster's Recruitment Trends Blog.
Jobs & Career Resources
Search Jobs:
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2015 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2015.8.0.34-211