Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in Alabama

With its low cost of living and high demand for travel nurses and travel allied health professionals, Alabama is a popular state for travelers who want to explore the Gulf Coast, keeps their costs low, and enjoy the flexibility of a career in healthcare travel. Are you ready to “Roll Tide” and find out if this could be the right state for your next travel nursing adventure? Great, then let’s explore Alabama and what travel nursing in the state could offer you on your career journey. You can also search travel nurse jobs in Alabama or apply now to get started right away!

Travel Nursing in Alabama

Alabama is a great location choice for people who want to start or continue their travel nurse or travel allied health career and get a chance to explore this Southern state. When you explore an assignment in Alabama with Medical Solutions, you’ll have many great travel nurse jobs to choose from and can take advantage of our wonderful pay, human-first service, and benefits.

Just a few of our industry-leading benefits include day-one medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401(k) with company match; safe, pet-friendly housing; license and certification reimbursement; unlimited $600 loyalty bonuses; unlimited $500 referral bonuses; and much more. For example, all travelers can take advantage of a free employee assistance program that includes up to eight free therapy sessions per issue/per year with licensed therapists nationwide.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 116 hospitals in Alabama — three of which met high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. The #1-ranked hospital is University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital in Birmingham. Rounding out the state’s top three are #2-ranked Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville and #3-ranked Ascension St. Vincent’s Birmingham in Birmingham. The Yellowhammer State also has many other facilities and clinics throughout the state that could be a great fit for your next travel nursing assignment.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked Alabama at #46 overall and #22 for fiscal stability. With its solid ranking for fiscal stability and 11-lowest cost of living in the country, Alabama is a good location for travel nurses and travel allied health pros who want to keep their costs low, enjoy the flexibility and freedom of the travel nurse lifestyle, and make a real difference in healthcare by bringing their expert patient care skills to this state!

Alabama is currently a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The NLC lets nurses practice reciprocally in other NLC states without getting additional state licenses — which is a real help for travel nurses! New states frequently join so keep posted on the latest NLC map. In the meantime, our team is always here to help you with any Alabama state licensing questions.

Quick Alabama Facts

State Nickname: The Yellowhammer State

Capital City: Montgomery

Largest Cities: Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Mobile, Tuscaloosa

Charming Towns: Gulf Shores, Fairhope, Tuscumbia, Magnolia Springs, Mountain Brook

Cost of Living: 11th-lowest cost of living in U.S.

Average RN Salary: $60,230

Random Trivia: It’s actually possible to travel from Alabama to Chicago, Illinois entirely by boat.

To Do and See in Alabama

Alabama is chock-full of history and natural beauty to explore on your days off while on assignment here.

During the Civil War, Montgomery was the first capital of the Confederate States. As such, the state is home to some of the nation’s most important civil rights history. These monuments, museums, and historic sites include the Edmund Pettus Bridge, 16th Street Baptist Church, Rosa Parks Museum, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Civil Rights Memorial Center, National Voting Rights Museum, and more.

Another major feature to explore when you take a travel nurse job in Alabama is the shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico. Mobile Bay is a wonderful stretch where you can visit beaches and more historic sites. Some fun spots here include Fairhope Shores, Dauphin Island, Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, and the Weeks Bay National Reserve.

As a Southern state, Alabama loves to eat, and they love to eat well. While you’re here on assignment you can enjoy local favorites like fried green tomatoes, barbecue, fried catfish, shrimp served all kinds of ways, fried chicken, fried pickles, fried okra, grits, pecan pie, boiled peanuts, and banana pudding.

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Benefits

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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in Alabama enjoy a personalized payment package with great wage rates, licensure and certification reimbursement, a 401(k) with an immediately vested company contribution, loyalty and referral bonuses, and more.

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Great Benefits

We offer our travel nurses and travel allied health professionals day one medical, dental, and vision insurance, plus the option of several additional voluntary benefits, including life, long-term disability, critical illness, accident, hospital indemnity, and AD&D insurance.

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Employee Assistance Program

Current travelers also have automatic, free access to our employee assistance program (EAP) through Cigna, which includes eight free counseling sessions and many more free resources to support you and your family in every facet of life.

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Travel Nurse Housing

When it comes to making a home in your latest location, Medical Solutions travelers have the option of company-provided, private, fully furnished, secure, pet-friendly housing arranged by our expert housing team or a non-taxable housing stipend that helps you arrange and pay for your own housing costs, depending on your eligibility and location.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about Alabama Travel Nursing Jobs with Medical Solutions and Travel Nursing in general.

Simply apply here. You can also call us at 1.866.633.3548 and speak with a recruiter, who can answer your questions and send you an information packet. All we need to begin is your application and resume. Once we receive your information, we can begin discussing potential assignments that fit your profile. When you find a job you want, your recruiter will submit you for the job and walk you through the process from there.
Most assignments are 13 weeks in length, but we’ve seen them as short as four weeks and as long as 24. You are obligated to finish your assignment as contracted, but there is no contract binding you to work more assignments afterward. You can take a new assignment right after your last or take a break. It’s all up to you!
Many states are in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows you reciprocal rights to practice in compact states. If you need to obtain a new state license, your Recruiter can tell you exactly how much time is necessary to apply for it and the cost. If a new license is required for your assignment, Medical Solutions will reimburse you for the cost!