Aaron has been traveling for quite some time now and his recruiter noticed how well he’s been doing on the road. They nominated him to be the #trustafftraveler spotlight this week!
We asked Aaron a few questions about himself and his career as a traveler. Take a look below at what he shared with us!
Tell us about YOU! Where are you from? Family? Friends? Pets?
I’m an X-ray tech from a small town in southern Ohio called Ironton! Married 18 years with a son in college, a daughter in 10th, and a little one in kindergarten! We all enjoy live music, hiking, and throwing parties!!! Our Australian Shepherd, Sookie, joins us in our adventures!
Why did you decide to go into healthcare?
I chose healthcare as a means to contribute to the good of society and to learn new things.
What prompted you to start traveling?
The desire to see new cites was an inspiration, and also the better pay helps me to work on a debt-free life.
What was your first assignment like?
My first assignment was in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I was away from home for the first time. The hospital was huge and I learned to adjust quickly!
What’s your favorite thing about traveling?
I like renting rooms in bed and breakfasts and figuring out ways to enjoy the road without too many amenities!! I like living simple and consignment shopping in new cities.
What is the most challenging part about traveling? How do you overcome it?
Being away from the family is difficult. You don’t always know how well your new community will accept you, so it is always a little scary when one first starts!
How many assignments have you taken and where?
4 months Sioux Falls South Dakota, 7 months in Little Rock Arkansas, 6 months in Milwaukee, and currently still in Wisconsin.
What advice would you have for someone who is thinking about starting their travel career?
Research the cost of living for facilities in each city and prepare for the weather! Do not be too scared to try something new, people are sometimes scared of places where the folks are different. I stayed in a terrible part of Little Rock, it was scary at times but I met some of the kindest people ever. It ended up being safer to stay there than in some of the suburbs I’ve lived in, so be open minded! Have a plan for savings and try and hit your goals!
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