Labor and Delivery
2019 Job Trends
(If you’re here for a HOT Labor and Delivery Travel job, scroll to the bottom!)
It’s awesome to start looking at labor and delivery travel nurse job trends and numbers. The travel healthcare industry can change quickly. Where the hot jobs are and what settings are in highest demand for travel nurses is not the same year to year. As you are deciding where to go next or if you are even ready to take the leap, knowing the market is very important.
In the past, the only way to find out this information was actually calling recruitment companies. Not only is this time consuming, you have to know the right questions to ask and you have to hope the recruiter you got on the phone is telling you the full truth.
But no longer. We are thrilled to have this resource for you so you have a great resource to see what theLabor and Delivery Travel Nurse job trends look like for you today. This is a compilation of dozens of agencies, big and small, that shared their data with us so we could create something really special for you- Labor and Delivery Travel Nurses!
And keep on coming back- We will have brand new job trends out every quarter!
Labor and Delivery Travel Nurse
Estimated Number of Job Openings by State
Summer Forecast 2019
When you start researching or talking to travel nursing companies, one thing you will hear is “We staff in all 50 states.”
As you can see below, opportunity is not spread equally. While a company may staff in all 50 states and maintain relationships with facilities nation-wide, they might be able to staff in all 50 states at the time you are needing a position. Being able to find an assignment depends entirely on the availability of that position. So although recruiters can work wonders for us, we travelers always have to remember to be flexible and keep an open mind on where to travel.
This map is a compilation of what Nomadicare sees for the labor and delivery travel nursing job market this season based on positions reported with our amazing Nomadicare recruiters and their companies.
What this means for Labor and Delivery Travel Nurses…
The market is a littler cooler than usual for our Labor and Delivery Travel Nurses. Out of all the travel nursing jobs, there are roughly 145 L&D Travel Nursing positions up for grabs this summer. You’ve got options, but prepare to be flexible!
Labor and Delivery Travel Nursing Tips from Nomadicare…
The Labor and Delivery Travel Nursing job market is a little cooler than we’ve seen earlier this spring, so it is still so important to remember to be flexible on your location. Flexibility is and always will be KEY as a travel nurse.
California is holding strong with the most available positions for our Labor and Delivery travel nurses, and we think some other hot areas to consider right now are:
A lot of the East Coast, especially Massachusetts, Georgia and South Carolina
Our advice to our Labor and Delivery Travel Nurses: Jump in, but be prepared to be flexible. And if you’re considering traveling in the near future, it’s definitely a good idea to get a recruiter on your team, talk about what your needs are and see if opportunities are opening up where you’d like!
Think about licenses in the states of interest to you: When checking out where the jobs are or thinking of where to go next, also consider, “Where am I licensed?”
With your licenses, many states are adopting the compact license as a way to increase opportunity for travel nurses. You can learn about the NLC (Nurse Licensure Compact -https://www.nursecompact.com/index.htm) and find your way to these dream opportunities across the country. As you can see, there are a handful of positions available many states, so it’s best to be prepared for several locations!
If you’re an experienced traveler or are ready to start the travel life, it’s a good time for Labor and Delivery Nurses to start preparing and make sure your experience and licenses are suitable for what you need as a traveler. Prep work also includes getting a recruiter on your team so they can keep an eye on the market, confirm all your ducks are in a row and find you a job in the best place for you!