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2019 Job Trends

(If you’re here for a HOT Stepdown Travel Nurse job, scroll down to the bottom!)

It’s awesome to start looking at Step Down 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 wondering if you are 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 to see what the Step Down Travel Nurse job trends look like. 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- our brave Step Down Traveling Nurses!

 And keep on coming back- We will have brand new job trends out every quarter!

Step Down 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 Step Down travel nursing job market this season based on positions reported with our amazing Nomadicare recruiters and their companies.


What this means for Step Down Travel Nurses…

The job market for Step Down Travel Nurses is warming back up. It’s just about hot in here! Out of all the traveling nursing jobs out there, there are roughly 381 Step Down travel jobs available in this specialty. This means jump in, but prepare to be flexible since the fluctuation is real!

Tips from Nomadicare for a Step down Travel Nurse…

We’ve seen the ebb and flow of Step Down Travel Nursing positions, but there’s a heat wave coming. This market seems to take fluctuation seriously though, so keep your eye on it, be prepared but act fast! The graph at the bottom of the page really shows us the highs and lows we’ve seen based on the average number of available jobs we have seen.

California is holding the trophy for having the most needs right now and is a state that stays pretty consistent with having jobs. (hint: A great state to have your license!)

Other states to consider for our Step Down Traveling Nurses:

  • Louisiana

  • North Carolina

  • Pennsylvania

Our advice to our Step Down 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 - 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 our Step Down 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!


Please remember that we at Nomadicare are basing all statistics and estimates on this page on information provided by our recruiters and partners. It is here to give you our very best estimate on the job market this quarter with information we have in hand.

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