What Makes a Good Traveler?
Aaron Barton | posted December 01, 2011 |
St. Augustine once said, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Traveling therapists read volumes with their work and even write a few pages themselves!
But just what makes a good traveler? When I speak with people about this lifestyle, the first thing I ask them is if they like change. This is important for a traveler because the environment varies all the time. Locations change. Hours change. Even coworkers change. Flexibility is a major asset and necessary quality.
After flexibility, good travelers are people who are knowledgeable about their own modalities, the different ways of doing things within the profession. They are not afraid to adapt to the way a particular facility does things and are always willing to learn new skills. In many hospital settings, the need is so great that they require travelers who can help wherever needed.
Another thing I’ve noticed over the years is that the most successful travelers are those who love what they do and enjoy helping people. At the end of the day on the East coast or West, North or South, travelers need to be able to look in the mirror and feel good about making a difference in people’s lives.
One of my favorite traits of successful travelers is their sense of adventure. They enjoy experiencing new cultures, exploring new places, meeting new people and learning new things. This is one of the greatest appeals of this lifestyle, the promise of opportunity to get away from home and discover the wider world.
Healthcare traveling can be a fantastic experience. Look at it as a mini vacation where you can meet new people and make new friends and be one of the world’s adventurers.
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