Are you ready for a change? Have you dreamed of working in the cool summer of Oregon or Minnesota? Do you want to explore the desert landscape of Northern Arizona? AB Staffing recruiters are currently filling summer travel assignments for medical professionals including nurses, Advanced Practice Providers, Allied Health providers, and physicians. If you’ve got the desire to experience a new place and meet new people, we’d love to talk to you!
If you love outdoor adventure, cool temperatures year round, and food like no other, consider Oregon for your next summer assignment.
Oregon offers pretty much everything. From city living to college town lifestyle, from beaches to farmland, the Northwest has something for everyone. And if you’re from Arizona where our corporate office is located, you will be happy to know Oregon is way cooler – in temperature – than the desert!
If you’ve ever wanted to stay in a yurt, then it’s time to make a reservation! According to the Oregon State Parks website, along with traditional camping sites, there are cabins and yurts available to rent across the state, with lots of options near the beautiful coastline. Some are pet-friendly but to bring your furry companion may require an additional deposit.
If you prefer to be in the city, Portland might be the perfect place for your next travel assignment. It’s walkable, drivable, and bikeable, hosts restaurants that make foodies and non-foodies alike drool, is home to food trucks serving the best food (from a truck or restaurant), and is a wonderland of waterfalls. Seriously, I had THE BEST Pad Thai I’ve ever had off a food truck in Portland. My husband preferred the foodie adventure at Ava Gene’s which you can read about more in our blog post Living and Working in Portland, Oregon.
Home to Oregon State University, Corvallis is located south of Portland in the mid-Willamette Valley. The state is known for its breweries but if you’re looking for the original brand, try McMenamins. Since 1983, McMenamins locations across the state have been serving handcrafted beer, spirits, cider (the adult beverage variety), and coffee and a menu of paired pub food favorites.
For those seeking a non-food adventure, Corvallis is 50+ miles to the beach, 80+ miles to skiing, and 500+ miles to San Francisco. In other words, you won’t be without activities if you’re working here!
If you’re interested in craft breweries, professional sports, and theatre in another foodie paradise, we recommend Minnesota.
Located on the border of Canada, working and living in Minnesota is not for the faint of heart. The winters are as snowy and cold as you could imagine but the summers are near perfect weather with the average temperature in the mid-80s. Summer is the perfect time to get out and experience just about anything here.
Minneapolis and its neighbor St. Paul are the heart of urban Minnesota. Located in the southeastern portion of the state, the area hosts a riverfront skyline, three professional sports stadiums within about a mile of each other, and about as much art and live theatre as you can experience. Not only that but the craft beer culture is alive and, like Portland, Minneapolis is a foodie paradise.
Interesting fact about Minneapolis is that it is home to the oldest Basilica in the country. The Basilica of St. Mary operates as a typical parish offering programs, mass, prayer groups and this summer they’re hosting Tracks in the Snow: Muslim Experience in Minnesota.
One thing is for sure. You won’t be bored when you work in Minnesota!
If you’re looking for a cool(er) summer in the Southwest, we’ve got positions available in Northern Arizona.
Home to Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, population 71,000, is the biggest metropolitan area in Northern Arizona. Tours, guided recreation, hiking, Lowell Observatory stargazing, and camping are just a few of the outings you can take in and around Flagstaff. Head to Lava Tube Caves, Meteor Crater, and Walnut Canyon. If you’re looking to stay in town, we recommend the Museum of Arizona, Pioneer Museum, Riordan Mansion, and any number of food, music, and art festivals.
You’re also close to the red rocks of Sedona which is a great weekend trip offering spas for those looking to relax, hiking and horseback riding, desert jeep tours, art, and food with a Southwest flair are all waiting for you in this sleepy town.
For those seeking a bigger adventure, we recommend making a reservation to hike and visit Supai Falls. Pack your backpack, water bottles, food, sunscreen, camping gear, and hiking attire for a scenic 10-mile hike to camp wherever you want along Havasu Creek. Located between Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls near the Grand Canyon, the area is one of the must-see locations in Northern Arizona, maybe even the entire state. Rest for the night, get up at sunrise, and head six miles farther for lunch at Beaver Falls. You won’t be disappointed.
Whether you’re in Oregon, Minnesota, Arizona or somewhere else, we’re sure you will find something to do and people to meet! Visit our Jobs section to learn more about summer assignments for medical professionals.