Let’s face it, you’ve got the skills to work anywhere you want. You’re at the top of your game and you’re in demand! There are jobs everywhere you look, and people are vying for your nursing talent. With everyone needing your skillset, why wouldn’t you want to go to one of the most attractive places on earth?
Here are six reasons you should have California on your travel nursing bucket list:
1. Money, Money, Money
We know you’re already singing along…but seriously, the pay in California is #legit. Yes, we know you enjoy helping people, we do get it. But… there’s nothing wrong with doing what you love and getting paid well for it!
2. The Perfect Climate for Everyone
Whether you’re into the oldies or your grandpa made you listen to it, just about everyone has heard the song “California Dreamin’”—and for good reason. Sure, the song is talking about the amazing weather, if you like sunshine and beaches. But we know some people prefer the colder, mountainous climates, or even the desert (to each their own!). So regardless of what makes you tick, California has the right climate for you.
3. A Little Vino
You work hard, you’re on your feet all day, and what do you want to relax with when you get home? Might we suggest a bottle of some of the best wine on the planet? People come from all over the world just to enjoy all the Napa Valley has to offer, and when you’re here, it’s right in your backyard. Friends and family will want to visit just to taste and experience some of the great wine California has to offer, so no need to feel homesick. They’ll come to you!
4. Iconic National Parks
California is home to some of the most spectacular views on the planet and has numerous national parks to protect these sites. Death Valley National Park is awe-inspiring (need we say visits in winter are usually the best idea?), Yosemite National Park offers glacier-sculpted geology, and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park has trees with more mass than any others in the world. You will go home feeling short, guaranteed.
5. Walk or Bike the Golden Gate Bridge
Tourists come from all over the world to see this picturesque bridge, but you can easily take a walk or bike across without having to plan a huge vacation (if you’re already here that is…).
6. Live the Hollywood Life
And finally, we come to one of the best reasons to do your thing in California: the Hollywood lifestyle. C’mon, we’ve seen you taking a glimpse at those celebrity magazines in the lounge on break time. We also know you follow the famous on your Instagram account. So just come to terms with the fact that you love the glamorous lifestyle, and head out west. After all, #YOLO!