Travel like A Pro: Apply for Licenses in States You Want to Visit!

You’ve decided you are ready to travel – that’s awesome! But there’s one problem. You aren’t licensed outside of your home state. A handful of states have been allowing temporary licenses to get people in and working, which is awesome; however, most of those states are now requiring travelers have the actual state licenses moving forward. What does that mean for you? It means you need to be smart and proactive. Luckily now is a great time to grab a few more licenses and open up your geographic preferences while the market has slowed. Some states are even offering an expedited license process in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Have you always wanted to hike around the beautiful Pacific Northwest? Oregon and Washington are great licenses to have. Do you ever think about waking up in a mountain fog in the Smoky Mountains? Tennessee and North Carolina are both awesome choices. I bet you have never thought about visiting one of the top zoos in the world on an assignment, right? Well, Nebraska is a great place to work! And yes, of course, we are a bit biased. Our zoo is pretty amazing!

It’s worth mentioning that Alaska never requires a license. You can head up to the frontier, make a difference with your work, enjoy some of the best scenery in the world, and get paid to do it. Talk about wide open spaces!

Now don’t go dropping hundreds and hundreds of dollars on a bunch of licenses that you may or may not use. It’s probably going to take you a while to get to some of these states. Think about where you want to go and why you want to go there, such as places you have always wanted to see on vacation.

One of the things I love about what I do is getting excited with my travelers about a location, whether it’s talking about culinary adventures in places like Chicago and New Orleans or helping someone find the perfect camping spot in Arizona. Heck, we even see jobs in Martha’s Vineyard from time to time. Just imagine working right on the beach!

It is the perfect time to start applying for licenses. And remember, your recruiter is a great resource for licensing information and can give you a detailed and up-to-date overview of which states they see regular work in. Get ahead of the game and by the time the market starts picking up, you will be ready to say “YES” to an awesome opportunity!

Ryan Kingkade is an Account Manager for the Cardiopulmonary division at Aureus Medical Group.

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