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Best Locations for Respiratory Therapist Travel Jobs

Respiratory therapists, have you been thinking about trying something new? Do you love your career but think you might also be ready for some adventure? Consider taking a travel respiratory therapist job.

Respiratory therapist travel jobs are temporary assignments that can be found in a variety of locations across the country—from bustling state capitals and coastal cities to suburban and rural areas.

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Choose Your Adventure as a Travel Respiratory Therapist

One of the very best parts of being a travel respiratory therapist is choosing your own adventure. For one, you get to pick which location is best suited to your interests and needs. Then you get to go work there!

The “right” choice for a travel respiratory therapist job varies from person to person, and your recruiter at your allied health staffing agency can help you narrow down your options. You may prefer a certain type of healthcare setting over another. Or a particular type of location may be your top priority.

For example, you might dream of working in a historically significant area that’s chock-full of museums and other historical sites you can visit. Or you might envision yourself skiing, hiking, and exploring the great outdoors on your days off. Again, the choice is yours!

Experience Life in the Big City

Nightlife, shopping, restaurants, quirky shops, and okay, some tourist traps, too. The truth is you’ll never run out of things to do during your downtime if you’re working in a busy, thriving city.

You can’t go wrong taking a respiratory therapist job in exciting cities like these:

  • San Francisco. If you’ve never been to San Francisco, you might want to hop on one of the famous cable cars, see the Golden Gate Bridge, or visit Alcatraz. But there’s a lot more to the city. Check out the independent City Lights Bookstore (or do a whole bookstore tour), have dim sum at the oldest dim sum restaurant in the country, or check out the gardens and other sights at the enormous Golden Gate Park.
  • Baltimore. Be sure to visit the Inner Harbor and check out the National
    Aquarium and Fort McHenry, the birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Baseball fans, buy a ticket for a game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
  • Visit the largest city in Michigan during a travel assignment, where the list of recreational opportunities will surprise you. Of course, there is a sports team for every sport you can think of. But you might also visit the Motown Museum, wander along the restored Detroit Riverfront, or enjoy some souvlaki in one of the many restaurants in the Greektown neighborhood.

Explore Mountain Retreats

As the renowned naturalist John Muir is reported to have said, “The mountains are calling, and I must go.” If that sums up your attitude, consider taking a travel job in a scenic mountain region. Fresh air and tranquility among the trees are just a few factors that might persuade you.

Travel respiratory jobs in mountain regions to consider might include:

  • Portland, Oregon. Consider taking a travel respiratory therapist job in the Portland area. Mount Hood gets all the press, of course—and there is some great hiking there—but why not also check out the skiing at Mount Bachelor or the scenic view of (and the highest peak in the Oregon Coast Range) Marys Peak?
  • Washington State. If you love the mountains, Washington is the perfect state to pick. Mount Rainier, Mount Saint Helen’s, Mountain Adams, Glacier Peak, and the list goes on and on.

Relax in Sun-Kissed Paradise

If bracing cold air and winter sports aren’t your thing, you might focus your job search on warmer designations. Consider places like these:

  • Austin, Texas. Austin prides itself on its abundance of live music and its reputation for being “weird.” Enjoy some of that live music in a big venue or a small one, take a kayak tour, visit the Texas State Capitol, and make it a point to see the city’s famous bats depart from the Congress Bridge. Other popular Texas locations like San Antonio are also available for your travel assignments.
  • Florida. How does a seasonal job in Key West sound? Or a travel job on the panhandle of Florida, where you can enjoy the crystal-clear blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico any time you’re not at work? These options and more are often available for respiratory therapists who sign on with AMN Healthcare.

Escape to the Country

The big city might not be your thing. Some people just love being out in the country and living in a smaller town, where the skies are big and broad, and they can take a deep breath and just relax. Some examples of where you might find your ideal travel job:

  • Delta, Colorado. This community bills itself as a friendly, rural community, which might be right up your alley. It’s tucked in between the West Elk Mountains, the Grand Mesa and the Uncompahgre Plateau in western Colorado, so you get some great opportunities for outdoor adventure and great scenery.
  • Johnson, Arkansas. This small town in Arkansas is nestled in the Ozarks, with valleys, natural springs, and other features that will appeal to anyone who’s eager to reconnect with Mother Nature.

Find Your Top Spots For Respiratory Therapy Jobs

Whether you prefer a busy city or a quiet community where everyone knows your name, there’s a travel respiratory therapist job out there for you. Let an AMN Healthcare recruiter help you find your ideal job in a location that best suits your needs.

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