Top Paying Travel Nurse Jobs

A frequent question is what are the highest paying travel nurse jobs?  Like salaries in any town and any hospital across the country, salaries are competitive.  Often salaries are based on demand and cost of living of an area.  However, I find that there are several high paying specialties for travelers.   I have listed three to consider. The following are ones in demand nationwide.

Pediatric Nurse Jobs

Pediatric nursing jobs are available for travel nurses nationwide.   You can find pediatric nursing positions available at many top hospitals and healthcare facilities in the U. S.  Many facilities have an urgent need and are actively searching for RNs to fill those vacancies.

Most pediatric nurses find working with children is rewarding. As a pediatric nurse, you can find a job at a variety of facilities in ICU, NICU and school systems and others.  Working with children requires you to be good at communicating with the patient and caregiver. Specific responsibilities vary considerably from facility to facility.  RNs may be responsible for the diagnosing of illness, administering medications or therapies, conducting physicals and more.

Pediatric Nurse Salaries and information

According to Nurse Journal, Pediatric nurses can earn an annual salary of around $67,000 maybe more or less depending on the state.

As a Pediatric travel nurse, your salary is highly competitive and can be increased by the free housing, bonuses, and incentives.  Many agencies also offer other benefits to nurses who qualify to travel as a pediatric nurse.

Want to travel as a Pediatric Nurse?  The following article will give you insight into the critical role of Pediatric Nursing and state by state salaries.  It includes tasks performed, work environment along with qualifications to needed to become a Pediatric nurse.

If you are a pediatric nurse and looking to travel and need an agency American Mobile has a job for you.

Orthopedic Nurse

Another high paid nurse is Orthopedic Nursing.  Orthopedics requires nurses provide care for patients facing mobility issues due to injury, disease or other disorders.  Your duties might include rehabilitation, surgical assistance, physical therapy and prevention and wellness programs.  Most orthopedic travel nurse positions are in a hospital setting, emergency room, or outpatient clinic.

An orthopedic nurse will assist a patient with musculoskeletal disorders that include fractures, joint replacement surgeries and chronic illness that affect bone density.  More training is required for a nurse to specialize in Orthopedics.

Salaries for Orthopedic Nurse Specialist

An experienced with critical care training in orthopedics can earn up to $120,000 annually.   As with any travel nurse position take into account your housing stipend, bonuses, and incentives offered by many travel nurse agencies.

In checking for jobs availability I see there are many orthopedic nursing jobs currently available.   Hospitals and other medical facilities are understaffed and in great need of orthopedic nurse specialist.

Geriatric Nurse

Another in demand and high paying nurse specialty is geriatrics. As baby boomers age in the U.S., the need for geriatric nurses is in high demand.  A geriatric nurse has a range of responsibilities to include monitoring mental health, medication review, and preventative care.  Nurses may also be involved in rehabilitating patients after an injury and pain management.

Salary for Gerontology

Nurses who specialize in gerontology may earn about $75,000 a year.  If you are a NP with certification and skills such as being multilingual you have earnings potential into six figures.  Geriatrics nurse trained in communicating with the families and caretakers of elderly patients is a plus.

If this is your specialty and you are looking for a travel job Glassdoor Jobs may have what you’re looking for in gerontology.

 

Cheryl Roby, RN

Cheryl J. Roby is a retired RN and US Army Nurse Major. She has over 30 years of nursing experience and 26 years of military experience in the Army Nurse Corp. During her nursing career she has traveled as part of her military experience visiting many of the 50 states and once to South Korea. Her medical training began during the Vietnam era when trained as an army medic. She went on to train as an OR tech and then as a LVN/LPN. She completed nursing school and was direct commissioned into the reserve Army Nurse Corp. nurse. She appreciated the challenge of working in various specialties and expanding her clinical and professional skill sets. Her time in the Army Reserves and California National Guard gave her the opportunity to travel to most of the 50 states and working in other medical facilities. During her career she spent years as an OR nurse, Occupational Health Nurse, Hospice Nurse, Forensic Nurse, Nurse Case Manager for developmental disabilities, Parish Nursing as well as being a Nurse Entrepreneur.
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