Blog/There's no better time to become an allied traveler than now
Allied Health Professions week is happening now – Nov 8th-12th and there’s no better time to become an Allied traveler than now!
“Travelers” have been a common staffing option used by healthcare organizations for many years. Just as the pandemic fueled the demand for nurses, our ability to effectively manage the virus is now accelerating the pent-up demand for allied health travelers across all disciplines.
The growing need for allied travel professionals is being felt across the country. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates job growth for allied professionals of over 18% through 2026. In short, it’s a great time to be an allied traveler.
Leaders see significant growth in all areas for the remainder of 2022 and 2023. Trends point to increased rates and more open allied positions than ever before.
Covid-19 drove a significant demand for respiratory therapists. Even after the Covid surge, there is a constant growing need for cardiopulmonary travelers with more open jobs and higher pay rates than ever before.
There has also been a spike in requests for laboratory-related staff, our Allied Lab, Cardio and Radiology recruiters only deal with their specific area when it comes to open positions. Their expertise and knowledge of the industry is a huge benefit to travelers who really want to excel in the travel allied world.
To meet the increasing demand for allied travelers, companies like Trustaff are stepping up to the plate. Trustaff is a recognized leader in placing not only nurses, but allied professionals of all modalities. We support the allied contingent workforce with three distinct divisions–Radiology, Cardiopulmonary, and Laboratory–and are expanding Rehab Therapy in the first quarter of 2023.
From the start, Trustaff formed specialized divisions of allied healthcare professionals and dedicated recruiters to work solely within that assigned area. This assures candidates they are getting all-star service from a recruiter who knows the precise qualifications and skills needed for the position. In turn, employers know their job opening will go directly to an expert that already has a pipeline of qualified professionals.
As the need for skilled allied professionals continues to grow, it’s up to us in the talent industry to ensure they have the support they need to get the most out of their careers. Whether through the knowledge of our dedicated allied recruiting team, continued career counseling, or our mental health and wellness resources, we are taking the lead to ensure both clinicians and facilities have what they need to provide top-quality care.