Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to your most pressing inquiries about allied travel and school career assignments.

Travel Assignments
Which allied health professionals are employed by AMN Healthcare?

We place many allied disciplines, including but not limited to physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, radiation therapists, respiratory therapists, medical technologists, radiologic technologists, nuclear medicine technologists, MRI technologists, CT technologists, sonographers, cardiovascular technologists and polysomnography technologists. 

Can I be assigned in my hometown?

Yes. Some of the hospitals we staff hire local healthcare professionals. Your recruiter will know if the assignment in which you're interested is eligible for local travel.

Can I bring along a friend?

Absolutely. We encourage you to share this important journey by traveling with a colleague, spouse or close friend. And if you know another allied clinician seeking employment, we encourage you to take advantage of our Refer a Friend program.

How do I get to my assignment?

If traveling away from home, AMN recommends that you drive to your assignment. This gives you the freedom to explore a new area on your days off. If you accept an assignment in a major city where parking is scarce and public transportation is readily available (New York City, for example), consider leaving your car at home. AMN reimburses the travel expenses to your assignment regardless of how you choose to get there.

How much does AMN pay?
AMNs' allied travelers are among the most satisfied in the industry. Pay rates are always competitive and vary by assignment, specialty, location, and experience. Talk to your experienced recruiter for details.
How long are travel assignments?

Most assignments are 13 weeks, but could range from four to 26 weeks or longer. If there's an assignment you're interested in, contact your recruiter to discuss the full range of options available to you.

What benefits do you offer?

AMN allied travelers are among the highest-paid healthcare professionals in the industry. We also offer a wide variety of benefits including comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Additional voluntary benefits such as short-term disability, critical illness, accident insurance, hospital indemnity, as well as competitive housing; 401(k) retirement plan, free continuing education, travel reimbursement, and much more.

How should I prepare for my assignment?

Once you commit to an assignment, you will receive a confirmation via email with all pertinent information about your assignment. Your recruiter will then work with you to prepare you for your assignment.

I chose an assignment. Now what?

Your credentials, along with your selected start date, are sent to our client (the facility you've chosen). The client then reviews your application and interviews you via a phone call. Your recruiter will prepare you for each step of the hiring process.

What are the chances I'll get the assignment I want?

Your chances are excellent, especially if your professional discipline is in high demand. Even if we don't have your specific position in the location of your choice, we'll contact facilities in that area, present your credentials and search for assignments. We're not happy until you are.

Do you offer referral bonuses?

Yes. You can receive a referral bonus -Earn up to $1,000 for each allied referral. The following disciplines offer a $2,000 bonus: CT Tech, Cath lab technologist, and vascular interventional technologist. Check out our Refer-a-Freind page for more.

School Careers
Which school professions are employed by AMN Healthcare?

We place clinicians in several school positions, including SLPs, OTs, PTs, Psychologists, Teletherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, and Board Certified Behavior Analysts. See what opportunities we have for you!

Does AMN offer remote assignments?

Yes, AMN offers remote assignments for teletherapy jobs. Not only will you be able to work remotely, but you’ll also be providing access to first-class care to students with limited resources through our proprietary teletherapy software, Televate.


How long is my commitment to AMN?

Your commitment is equal to the length of the assignment you agree to take. For example, a school contract typically follows the school calendar and can reach 9 months in length, but can range from 4- 26 weeks depending on the school's needs.

What W2 benefits do you offer?

School clinicians under contract with AMN Healthcare are offered a wide variety of W2 benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance, malpractice & liability coverage, 401k with matching, clinical support, and free unlimited CEUs.


Do you offer referral bonuses?

Yes. You can earn a referral bonus of $1,000 for every school or medical clinician referral, and $2,000 for each school psychologist referral. Once your referral completes 13 weeks of their first assignment, you will be eligible for the bonus. Please visit our Refer a Friend page for detailed information about our program.

Can I be assigned in my hometown?

Yes. Many of our school partners hire local healthcare professionals, along with opportunities for teletherapy assignments that allow you to work from home. 

Do you offer housing?

Yes! AMN happily provides our clinicians with competitive housing. 

What housing options do you offer?

Clinicians will receive a monthly stipend they can use towards their own housing accommodations. This is considered to be a part of the clinician's overall compensation package. 

I don't need housing. Do you offer an allowance?

Yes. If you arrange and pay for your own housing, you will receive a monthly housing stipend or subsidy. The subsidy varies by position and assignment location.

Am I making any kind of commitment when I apply to AMN Healthcare?

No. A processed application only means you have access to exciting allied health travel assignments and school career opportunities. 

Are there minimum qualifications?

To be assigned to an allied travel or school career assignment by AMN, you must be a graduate of a U.S.-accredited allied healthcare program, hold a valid professional practice license or certification, and present proof of your right to work in the United States (the most common forms of this are your birth certificate, social security card, or U.S. passport).

How long is my commitment to AMN?

Allied Travelers:
Your commitment is equal to the length of the assignment you agree to take. For travel assignments, this is typically 13 weeks, but can vary to be either longer or shorter depending on the facility’s needs.


School Careers:

A school contract typically follows the school calendar and can reach 9 months in length, but can range from 4- 26 weeks depending on the school's needs.

I've found an AMN opportunity I'm interested in. Where do I start?

We make it easy for you to get started. Simply fill out an AMN online application. After completing your application, AMN will provide you access to skills checklists specific to your discipline, as well as a professional reference request form. By completing these steps you'll be matched to a recruiter more quickly. Your recruiter will then evaluate your qualifications and contact you by phone to match you with assignments that complement your experience.

Are you Looking for an Allied Health Job or School Assignment? 

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