Benefits of Working as a Per Diem Nurse During the Holidays

If you’re like most people, it might be tempting to overspend during the holiday season. USA Today suggests that most Americans try to keep their spending within a budget, but about 77% fail. While the holiday season is a stressful, busy time, what if there was a way to earn extra money to help keep your budget more manageable for when January finally rolls around?

The good news is, if you’re a nurse, there are all kinds of per diem nursing jobs available to earn the extra cash, so you don’t start out the New Year in the red. What are the benefits of working as a per diem nurse during the holidays?

Work When and Where You Want

Per diem nursing roles let you pick and choose the job you take on. A medical staffing agency like MAS can help you find the right fit. If you need schedule flexibility, per diem nursing allows you the freedom to create your own work schedule while earning extra holiday cash. For nurses who have stepped back from the work world to raise a family or provide caretaking to a loved one, per diem nursing can work around your responsibilities and the personal needs of your family. Talk with your MAS recruiter candidly about your goals and how we can help.

Boost in Income

Earning extra money can be a boost to the budget whenever you need it. But the money doesn’t have to be earned just during the holiday season. There are per diem roles available for much of the year. Whether the income is to reduce debt, save for college, or plan for a wedding, there’s a per diem job standing by with your name on it.

Given that most full-time nurses work three 12-hour (or longer) shifts. If you currently have four days off every week it gives you an opportunity to earn extra money as per diem nurse. This is especially helpful if your full-time role doesn’t allow overtime.

Per Diem Nursing Side Hustle

The Motley Fool says four in 10 Americans (37%) already have a side hustle. The idea of a second role to earn extra income to supplement existing revenue is now a normal part of the fabric of our culture. Nurses have a unique skill set that is highly in demand and per diem roles allow them to capitalize on their expertise while making needed income and controlling when and how much they work. As an added bonus, we should point out that per diem nurses typically make a higher rate than salaried positions, because employers don’t have the costs of benefits hampering how much they can afford.

Taking a role as a per diem nurse allows you to try a role that could be the beginning of a career shift into a new specialty area. It can help you determine whether you would enjoy the new career path, without having the risk of walking down that path without a safety net.

Contact MAS Medical Staffing to talk about per diem nursing to start to explore your options.


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