By Tim Teague on Mar 20, 2019 11:00:00 AM
There’s no doubt that nursing is one of the hottest jobs of 2019. However, it’s more than just high-paying and in-demand.
While some jobs offer attractive pay at the tradeoff of work-life balance and vice versa, nursing seems to provide the best of both worlds. Here are the top 3 reasons to become a nurse:
1. World Travel –
Did you know nursing work affords the opportunity for international living? And, while there are other professionals who can work abroad, nurses enjoy greater mobility with shorter work assignment commitments. This allows nurses to “bounce” from one international location to another with more frequency.
Moreover, travel nurses can actually enjoy their time abroad! These positions typically provide enough free time to experience the native culture, cuisine and entertainment. Travel nursing may be the perfect career for those who wish to explore much of the world.
2. Shift Flexibility –
There are many reasons why someone may wish to work alternative shifts that aren’t a typical “9-to-5.” Perhaps you’re a night owl. Or, maybe you are furthering your education with daytime classes. You may even enjoy spending the day with your kids.
Whatever your motivation, nursing is a career that provides tremendous flexibility. Nurses can work day shifts, night shifts or alternating shifts. They can even work schedules that are only three days per week while still being classified as “full- time” employees.
3. Benefits –
While most people don’t become nurses for the benefits, they’re still a great perk! Healthcare organizations boast benefits packages that are far beyond average. In addition to health insurance, many offer matching 401k’s, generous PTO policies and family leave flexibility.
Nurses are typically people who wish to help others. That passion will always be the primary motivator for those who choose a career in healthcare. However, lots of job opportunities, great pay and terrific perks don’t hurt either!
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