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Top 10 Best Travel Nursing Companies

Top 10 Best Travel Nursing Companies
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Travel nursing has quickly become one of the most sought-after and exciting career fields in the healthcare industry, creating demand for a myriad of companies to fill. Here are the best of the best.

Whether you're just starting out in college and deciding on your future or a seasoned healthcare veteran looking for the next step, travel nursing is a great field of choice if you're someone looking to live the nomadic lifestyle!

Travel nurses enjoy excellent pay and benefits, the ability to visit places all over the United States at their leisure, contract-to-contract, and practically none of the travel costs. The best travel nurse companies ensure that the matches are made with you in mind, that the process is simplified, and that the nurse's satisfaction comes first. To expedite you decision, we've complied the best around for you to peruse and move forward with.

Top 10 Best Travel Nursing Companies:

1. Flexcare Medical Staffing

Flexcare - Best Travel Nursing Companies

No matter where you're searching for a position, Flexcare is a great place to start your search. With their network of over 1,300 client facilities across the United States, you'll be able to find an opportunity well-suited to your needs and qualifications no matter the location.

Flexcare also boasts that they are the only staffing company in the business to utilize MaxPay and S1NGLEPOINT, providing the upmost in convenience with a simple payment system that ensures you're paid the most possible and a single point-of-contact that handles all of the details and answers any questions and concerns you may have.

2. LiquidAgents Healthcare

LiquidAgents - Best Travel Nursing Companies

Established in 2003, LiquidAgents prides themselves on being the most transparent possible in their business practices by placing travel nurses in the positions they'll succeed in, in the locations they desire, and remaining up-front about the costs and pay involved.

A quick search of LiquidAgents' travel nursing openings will give you over 1,200 currently-open positions to browse through, with a good blend of both permanent and temporary travel options.

3. Republic Health Resources

Republic Health Resources - Best Travel Nursing Companies

Republic Health Resources is a nurse-owned company created for traveling healthcare professionals, with the site primarily offering positions for travel nurses and interim consultants. With their Interactive Experience Map, you can easily browse the positions available in the areas in which you're considering traveling.

In order to ensure ease-of-use, Republic Health Resources also includes a FAQ section, resources for travelers, the necessary forms and documentation you'll likely need, licensure, and referral forms.

4. Quest Group Staffing

Quest Staffing - Best Travel Nursing Companies

Quest Group Staffing is tailored specifically to travel and per diem nursing opportunities and holds the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval since 2006. Their company values revolve around the effectiveness of teamwork and consistent improvement of both the company and their travel nurses.

While no online job search is offered without the submission of your application, Quest goes out of its way to ensure that their applicants are happy with the positions they've been match and will work with you to ensure your needs are met.

5. Travel Nurse Across America

Travel Nurse Across America - Best Travel Nursing Companies

A member of the National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations, Travel Nurse Across America prides its business on honesty and transparency, saying "Our travel nursing jobs are posted in real time, so when you see a job posted on your website, that means we're actively seeking nurses to apply. No smoke and mirrors, no 'ghost posting.'"

TNAA also offers great benefits packages including guaranteed pay (regardless of the changing needs of your placement), paid sick leave, tax compliance, travel reimbursement, housing, free continuing education units, health, dental, and vision insurances, and possible bonus opportunities.

6. Century Health Services

Century Health Services - Best Travel Nursing Companies

Century Health Services provides both short and long-term assignments via per-diem and contractual positions for travel nurses, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, registered dental assistants, dentists, psychiatrists, and licenses psychiatric technologists. CHS claims that employees can expect the highest possible pay, housing, and reimbursement of travel expenses.

Additionally, CHS has earned the Join Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and lists their positions online, via their job search feature, for you to browse through before taking any further actions.

7. Axis Medical Staffing

Axis Medical Staffing - Best Travel Nursing Companies

Axis Medical Staffing, established in 2004 in Seattle, WA, specializes in per-diem, contract, travel nursing, and contract-to-hire, and direct hire staffing placements to nurses and other allied healthcare professionals. They market themselves as "not your typical" staffing company, citing their mid-sized organization's disproval of the "big box" companies, and seem to be one of the most laid-back that have made our list.

Advantages Axis possesses, compared to their competition, include a streamlined process, an abundance of available openings, and benefits including individual compensation packages, paid personalized housing options, pet friendliness, direct deposit, matching company 401k and immediate vesting, and state licensure reimbursement.

8. Trustaff

Trustaff - Best Travel Nursing Companies

Trustaff, currently celebrating their 15th year in operation, works to "develop futures, deliver opportunities, and build relationships that last." Traveling with Trustaff guarantees the highest rates of pay to a myriad of locations around the United States, in which you can browse their online job search before doing anything else.

Just like others that have made our list, Trustaff has found that honesty and transparency are key to their, and their placements', success. Traveler benefits offered by Trustaff include weekly pay, housing and travel assistance, paid time off, insurance options, 401k with employer match, 401k with employer match, and bonuses.

9. Triage Healthcare Staffing

Triage Healthcare Staffing - Best Travel Nursing Companies

With thousands of travel nursing and other allied health openings in every U.S. state, Triage Healthcare Staffing is among the best in the field for offering quality position matches for healthcare professionals on the move. The Omaha, NE-based company takes pride in their accurate matching, straight-forward service, and the satisfaction of their travelers.

Benefits offered by Triage include health, dental, and vision insurance, 401k, vacation days, and CME and CEU reimbursement. Check out the thousands of opportunities available through Triage and see what path they may have for you!

10. IPI Travel

IPI Travel - Best Travel Nursing Companies

Among the oldest on our list, IPI Travel has been around since 1999 and remains one of the leading suppliers of travel nurses and rehabilitation professionals to more than 3,500 facilities across the U.S.

Another holder of the Joint Commission Certification, the Indiana-based travel recruitment company offers nurses assignments tailored to their individual goals, providing travel reimbursement, an up-to $1,000 referral bonus, 401k, direct deposit, double overtime pay, liability insurance, free CEUs, vacation days, and weekly pay!

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