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Top 5 Places for a Summer Healthcare Assignment

Are you considering a traveling nurse or therapy assignment this summer? We’ve narrowed down five of the best warm-weather destinations for travel nurses and therapists to keep in mind. Based on their excellent weather, access to cultural attractions, and availability of assignments in world-class healthcare facilities, these are the five destinations you should consider for your summer assignment.

Baltimore, Maryland

This charming East Coast city is a great place to be if you want to work at a renowned research institution like Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore also offers diverse neighborhoods, a bustling waterfront district with gourmet restaurants and shops, and highly-rated attractions like the National Aquarium. It’s also just an hour from Washington, DC, and just over an hour from Philadelphia.

Portland, Oregon

Warm temperatures that never hit sweltering, a bike-friendly environment, and tons of quaint bookstores and coffee shops make Portland a hit with travel nurses and therapists who are craving adventure. You can easily take day trips to both the mountains and the ocean. Best of all, travel assignments at facilities such as the VA Medical Center are plentiful.

Houston, Texas

Houston is the ideal travel nursing destination if you want to learn more about cutting-edge cancer care. The city’s MD Anderson Cancer Center is a research hub for this illness. You’ll also find plenty of nightlife, a thriving theater district, and easy access to some of the best beaches in the United States.

Palo Alto, California

Featuring all the benefits of San Francisco without the exorbitant costs, Palo Alto offers a vibrant lifestyle just minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge. Palo Alto is also an excellent location for anyone who loves to explore nature, with proximity to Muir Woods and Yosemite National Forest. You’ll also find excellent job opportunities at facilities like Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital.

San Diego, California

If you dream of the southern California lifestyle, consider taking a travel assignment in San Diego, the city that has it all. From stellar hiking to famous attractions like Legoland and the San Diego Zoo, you’ll never have a shortage of fun activities to try. This city is also home to many highly-rated hospitals, including the University of California-San Diego Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente.

Working in one of these five locations across the U.S. is sure to give you the most out of your summer assignment. Whether it’s east coast or west coast, it’s always wise to choose a job that you love. Ardor Health Solutions can help place you in healthcare positions across the nation with ease. Contact us to learn about our staffing opportunities.