So you’ve already made the decision to move to Massachusetts, but where in Massachusetts? There are a number of things to consider when relocating for a travel nurse assignment, and there is a place for every lifestyle. Massachusetts arguably is split into six main areas:
1. The City of Boston has many distinct neighborhoods, such as South Boston, East Boston, Beacon Hill, Hyde Park and several others. Living in downtown Boston can be fun and exciting, but also expensive.
2. The North Shore includes communities along the water and areas generally north up to the New Hampshire border, which, at its closest point, is only about 35 miles away from Boston. Many North Shore cities and towns are less than a 45-minute drive to the New Hampshire and Maine seacoasts.
3. The South Shore includes locations along the water and areas generally south to Cape Cod and the Rhode Island border. Many South Shore communities are a short distance to popular vacation destinations on Cape Cod. Providence, Rhode Island is about one hour from Boston and much closer from points south of the city.
4. Metro West includes cities and towns west of Boston, including communities in what might be referred to as Central Massachusetts. Several cities and towns in Worcester County are about a two-hour drive to Albany, New York.
5. Western MA generally refers to locations west of Worcester County, although Worcester County is in about the center of the state.
6. Cape Cod and the Islands include cities and towns located on the “arm” of Massachusetts, as well as the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Although these areas are well known as summer vacation hot spots, many residents live there the entire year.
Each section of the state offers its own unique living experience. There are towns spread throughout the North Shore, South Shore and Metro West where you can still find the perfect New England experience less than a 45-minute drive from downtown Boston.
The following are few things to keep in mind when researching and considering PPR travel nursing assignments in Massachusetts.
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The Massachusetts Board of Registered Nursing processes permanent and temporary licenses for Registered Nurses. Temporary licenses are not valid but you can apply for a perm license which is perfect for travel nurses interested in two or more contract positions. If you're looking for longer term travel nursing contracts in Massachusetts, the permanent license might be the right option for you. Massachusetts is a walk through state and is affiliated with the Nurse Licensure Compact or Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). The Massachusetts Board of Registered Nursing is affiliated with NURSYS. If you run into any trouble applying for or acquiring your RN license in Massachusetts, feel free to contact us, we'd love to help you get licensed. Below you'll find additional resources for acquiring and renewing your Massachusetts Registered Nurse License.
Prefer doing to seeing? Need excitement? Can’t sit still for too long? If you’re like the other adventure-seeking travel nurses we've placed, you’ll feel right at home in Massachusetts. Just embrace your wild side and discover a world of fun: There’s Skydive Pepperell in Greater Merrimack Valley; hike with llamas at Pinetum Farm Llama Hikes; go hot-air ballooning across the Massachusetts countryside at the Balloon School of Massachusetts; dog-mush through the woods of Central Massachusetts; or try ice climbing in the Berkshires. With four distinct seasons and six diverse regions, you may run out of stamina before you ever run out of adventures. Are you up for the challenge? If you're interested in pursuing a position as a travel nurse in Massachusetts, check out our jobs or apply today.
Records from several reputable sources claim that RNs working in Massachusetts earn well above the national average. Some major metropolitan areas, such as Brighton, report average salaries as high as $1,584 per week. Even sources like Indeed, which only report on salaries offered for open positions (often closer to entry level rather than senior positions) report higher than average salaries for RNs upwards of 20% above national average. The median and mean salaries are both high in Massachusetts but the highest-earning positions often offer at or above $100k per year. This is super enticing to travel nurses who have a great opportunity to increase their earning potential. Since most living expenses are paid for or reimbursed, travel nurses working in Massachusetts have even more earning potential.
The future of travel nursing as a career is very promising. With so many new jobs being created every year in Massachusetts, combined with so few new nurses entering the workforce, it's a recipe for high demand. If you're familiar with the current demand for registered nurses in any metro Massachusetts cities, you might not be surprised to learn that demand will continue to increase at a similar rate to recent years. Travel nursing in states like Massachusetts offers a number of additional benefits. Not only are you able to collect an awesome salary, but you'll also have an opportunity to work at some of the most prestigious hospitals in the country. If you're considering becoming a travel nurse we'd love to work with you. Check out some of our current open travel nurse jobs in Massachusetts.
Demand for qualified registered nurses is at an all-time high in Massachusetts. Projections for future demand indicate that this demand will continue to increase as the population grows and new nurses come into the field at a slower rate than new positions are opened. This means that most Massachusetts facilities in the state are looking to travel nurses to help fill vacant positions. Some MA nursing specialties are in higher demand than others. The following RN specialties have some of the highest demand.
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