5 Can’t-Miss Attractions for Traveling Healthcare Professionals


So, you’re ready to take on another assignment and perhaps you’ve been in lockdown for a while due to COVID-19. You’ve decided that your next assignment will be in a place where you can get out and see something new. After all, why be a traveler if you can’t also be a tourist!

The good news is there are plenty of options for travelers to take on assignments near incredible tourist attractions – even outside big cities. But with so many potential choices, it can feel impossible to decide where to take your next travel assignment. To get you thinking about the possibilities, here are 5 of the coolest and most popular attractions or locations to consider.

Washington DC

When you take an assignment in or near our nation’s capital, you can use your free time to explore the fascinating history of our nation. Pack a picnic to enjoy on the national mall, explore the Smithsonian museums, take a walk along the Potomac River when the cherry blossoms are in bloom, or visit nearby sights in Virginia. If you’re looking for interesting attractions, D.C. is hard to beat.


Known as “mini-America,” Maryland is known for its historic attractions and close proximity between the mountains and the beach – both are only a few hours from the center of the state! You could be skiing one weekend and beach bumming the next in this fabulous state. An assignment in Maryland also means you’ll have close access to the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States and a place of abundant recreational opportunities and serene beauty. An additional bonus is the potential to work an assignment in Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital – consistently ranked the #1 hospital in the world.


Northern and Southern California offers some of the leading teaching hospitals in the nation, including UCLA Medical center, UCSF Medical Center, Stanford Hospital, among many others.  California also provides some exciting attractions! Hollywood, Disneyland, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, and San Diego’s sandy beaches are just a few of the enticing landmarks. And there’s an endless array of vineyards (think Napa Valley), sporting events, live entertainment venues, and outdoor activities to seek out and enjoy.

Las Vegas

Walking along the Las Vegas Strip – the main drag cutting past the mega-resorts – is like strolling through an amusement park for adults. Re-creations of the New York skyline, the Eiffel Tower, the canals of Venice and many more foreign sites line this famous street. Vegas is also famous for its shows, with many world-famous entertainers using the city as a home base. With hospitals such as Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, the Children’s Hospital of Nevada at University Medical Center, and Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center in or near the city, you’ll have excellent opportunities to find employment.


A bustling city with many of the nation’s top hospitals and medical facilities within walking distance, why wouldn’t a traveler want to visit Boston? This Northeastern city has history and charm on every corner. Step back in time and stroll the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill, take a day to visit the JFK library, check out a Red Sox game at historic Fenway Park, or visit the waterfront to enjoy some fantastic seafood (the lobster rolls are to die for.)

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