Travel Nursing With a Spouse 987839088534212 [9:30 AM] Katie Iglewski

Accompanying your travel nurse spouse on their assignment comes with many perks — but constantly job hunting is not one of them.

It can be stressful and disheartening to settle into a job only to leave it a few months later. 

Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up a list of both local and remote jobs that are perfect for travel nursing with a spouse. 

Keep reading to explore the wide array of potential travel nurse spouse job opportunities available today.




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Can You Travel Nurse With a Spouse?

Absolutely! Travel nurses can bring their spouses, pets, and even their families with them on their assignments. 

Your spouse may also choose assignments closer to your home, still allowing you to enjoy the many benefits that travel nursing has to offer.

And, because Trusted Nurse Staffing offers contracts ranging from 6 to 52 weeks, it’s possible to plan for extended nursing assignments in one location, meaning less frequent moves and less job hunting for your spouse..

Whatever you choose, the recruiters at Trusted Nurse Staffing are here to help.

If you have any questions about travel nursing with a spouse, we’re happy to help you both through the assignment process. 

Use the Pronto job search to find available travel nurse assignments today!




What’s the Best Way To Find Jobs for Spouses of Travel Nurses?

If you’re travel nursing with a spouse, one of the best options for obtaining jobs on the road is by checking out local or online job boards.

A huge advantage of job boards is the way they simplify the entire application process. They make it a breeze to upload your resume, credentials, and any other pertinent information. 

Consider looking for positions on sites like: 


11 Jobs To Consider When Travel Nursing With a Spouse


4 Remote Travel Nurse Spouse Jobs

If you’ve never worked remotely, you might not be familiar with the perks:

  • Setting your own schedule.
  • Working from wherever life takes you.
  • Managing your workload on your own time.

Luckily for you, travel nursing with a spouse makes you a great match for many remote jobs. 


#1: Freelancing

“Freelancing” is an umbrella term that essentially means you are hired for a temporary or need-based job. 

You could find freelance work in almost anything, whether you work in:

  • Graphic design
  • Writing
  • Web development
  • Coding; or 
  • Content creation

Explore local job boards or online job sites to see what types of freelance work are available in your area of expertise. 


#2: Online Teaching

Constantly moving, especially from state to state, can be difficult for travel nurse spouses who work in the field of education.

What happens if your spouse gets a new assignment in the middle of the school year?

Constantly keeping up with the correct credentials from state to state can be overwhelming for even the most organized person. 

Consider online teaching with Outschool or one of the many other online teaching platforms for those with a teaching degree.


#3: Virtual Assistant

From part-time to full-time, it seems like virtual assistants are always in demand. If you’re detail-oriented and efficient, you could find work helping others:

  • Make phone calls
  • Make travel arrangements or restaurant reservations
  • Track down the best prices
  • Manage data
  • Maintain a calendar
  • Prepare presentations 
  • Create spreadsheets
  • Provide CRM administration (updates and data entry)


#4: Etsy, Amazon, or eBay

This could be a great option if you have a crafty skill such as creating macramé or small leather-work pieces. 

A skill that is transportable and that you can continue producing or creating on the road is ideal. 

eBay is great for those looking to flip or resell items. If you’re into thrifting, try shopping for trendy, vintage, or popular name-brand items at:

  • Local thrift stores 
  • Garage sales; or 
  • Facebook Marketplace 

Here, you can purchase items to resell online. Buy some shipping bags or get them free from USPS and manage shipping directly through eBay.

Because it’s at your leisure, you’re able to pause or hide your listings when you:

  • Don’t feel like working 
  • While you’re traveling; or 
  • When you are getting settled in a new location




7 Local Travel Nurse Spouse Jobs


#1: Delivery Service

We’ve all been there. 

Sometimes you’re craving a coffee and pastry but don’t feel like jumping in the car and driving to your neighborhood coffee shop. 

Or cooking a homemade meal for dinner sounds like an unattainable chore, so you turn to a delivery service and call: 

  • Grubhub 
  • Uber Eats
  • Instacart; or 
  • Postmates

But have you ever considered working for one of them?

Driving for a delivery service company comes with flexible scheduling and provides a great way to get to know your new city!


#2: Ride-Sharing

Driving for one of the many ride-sharing services is another fun way to get yourself more familiar with your new city while bringing in an income.

Plus, if you’re the chatty type, talking with your riders is a great way to meet new people and potential new friends, too.

Sounds interesting? Check out one or more of these ride-share companies to get started:

  • Lyft 
  • Uber
  • Cabify 
  • Ziro 
  • Via 
  • Gett 
  • Ztrip 
  • Arro


#3: Dog Sitting

Are you a dog lover? 

Does getting some fresh air or taking a long walk sound like an enjoyable use of your day?

Consider a position with a dog or pet-sitting company. Companies like Rover or Wag offer the chance to get paid doing something you love.

As a pet sitter, you’re able to:

  • Set your own schedule and prices
  • Offer any combination of pet care services
  • Set the size, age, and other pet preferences that work for you
  • Manage your availability from your phone.

Some companies, like Rover, offer additional perks as a sitter, including vet care reimbursement and 24/7 support and vet assistance.

Depending on your ideal workload, you can choose to offer services such as: 

  • Boarding: Care for a dog or cat overnight in your home. Pet sitters who offer boarding services can make up to 2x more than sitters who don’t.
  • Dog walking: Pick up dog walks that fit into your schedule.
  • Doggy day care: This is an ideal job for work-from-home dog lovers.
  • House sitting or drop-in visits: Stay with or check on pets in their own homes.


#4: Seasonal Positions

Retail or hospitality work is another possible option for jobs for spouses of travel nurses. 

If you’re living in a tourist area during the high-travel or tourist season, you might want to look into a position at: 

  • Local clothing stores 
  • Restaurants
  • Coffee shops
  • Tourist attractions; or 
  • Museums 


#5: Join a Temporary Staffing Firm

If you’re open to different types of jobs and have never considered working for a temporary staffing firm, now may be the perfect time. 

Take a look at companies like:

  • Kelly Services
  • Adecco
  • Spherion
  • Zip Recruiter
  • Indeed
  • Shag a Job; and
  • LinkedIn

A few of the benefits of temporary work include: 

  • Ability to take on a variety of roles and try new jobs
  • Changing positions at any time
  • Not having to search for jobs
  • Controlling your own schedule
  • Networking
  • Acquiring new skills and gaining experience
  • Keeping your resume up to date


#6: Substitute Teaching

Substitute teaching is a great option for those in education who still want to engage with their students in person. 

However, it is not as reliable a position as some of the other jobs for spouses of travel nurses.

Since substitute teaching is essentially an on-call job, planning ahead or ensuring you’re home when your spouse is may be nearly impossible. 

On the other hand, long-term sub positions can offer stability and consistency. Ideally, you’ll be able to find one that matches the amount of time as your spouse’s travel nursing assignment. 


#7: Babysitting or Nannying

Becoming a babysitter or nanny offers a great balance of flexibility and stability.

In your job search, you’re able to state your ideal work schedule and only apply for or accept positions that fit your availability. 

If you choose to take a position, you’re able to rely on that income and also know that it likely won’t change, providing you the stability you need to plan ahead. 




4 Tips for Making It All Work


#1: Consider Transportation

Will you be taking two cars to your new temporary home? If you’re traveling with your spouse but not working remotely, how will you get to work? 

You’ll want to research ahead of time the logistics of getting to work via:

  • Ride sharing services like Uber or Lyft
  • Public transportation
  • Biking; or
  • Walking


#2: Plan Ahead for Stress

Moving with your travel nursing spouse can be overwhelming with tasks such as:

  • Paperwork
  • Negotiations
  • Packing
  • Moving; and 
  • Constant decision-making

It’s enough to stress anyone out. 

As a travel nursing spouse, you can help research and secure housing and get recurring bills transferred and established. 

You can also get ahead and help sort all your belongings, pack, and sell or store anything you’re not taking on your move. 


#3: Synchronize Your Schedules

The main reason for travel nursing with your spouse is for you to be able to spend time together by seeing them when they’re not at work. 

It would be unfortunate to be at work when your spouse has a day off. 

That’s why it’s so important to do what you can to maintain similar schedules. Try to be flexible if your spouse’s schedule can’t be, and vice versa — and plan ahead any time you can. 


#4: Consider Housing Arrangements

When you’re travel nursing with a spouse, you’ll need to pay special consideration to where you’ll be living. 

While many traveling nurses opt to live with a roommate, that might not be the optimal choice for a couple. 

If the non-nursing spouse will be working remotely, you may want something bigger than a studio that includes plenty of office space.




Want to Stick Close to Home? Trusted Nurse Staffing Can Help

Need a break from moving?

You’re in luck! It’s possible to find positions close to your home, so you can take a break from on-the-road life. 

But, travel nursing close to home comes with certain stipulations from the IRS, and occasionally the agency you work for.  

The biggest difference between a job close to home and an assignment on the road is that the traveling nurse will not receive the same stipends for covering lodging and meals. 

You and your spouse will need to weigh the pros and cons of travel nursing in your home state.


Begin Your Travel Nursing Adventure Today With Trusted Nurse Staffing

The recruiters at Trusted Nurse Staffing are here to help make transitions as smooth as possible by making sure our nurses and their families feel completely comfortable in their new surroundings.

We go out of our way to reward our nurses and their spouses with the benefits they deserve, including: 

  • Competitive compensation:
    • 401(k) with a 4% match after 1,000 hours and 1 year of employment
    • Weekly paychecks with the option of direct deposit
    • Overtime and double-time availability
    • Customizable pay packages
  • Top-tier bonus opportunities:
    • $1500 referral bonus program
    • Welcome box
    • Discount and loyalty programs
  • Leading health & wellness benefits: 
    • Employer-sponsored health insurance
    • HRA to fully cover deductibles
    • Guardian dental and vision insurance
  • Additional insurance benefits:
    • Portable permanent whole life insurance 
    • License, certifications, and CEU reimbursement
    • Portable short-term/long-term
    • Disability insurance
  • Work flexibility:
    • Flexible contract options
    • Full/part-time and per diem
    • Housing, meal, and travel stipends
    • Rental car options

On top of all this — on Day 1, you’ll get matched with your own dedicated support team available 24/7 that includes clinical support, payroll, and compliance experts, with ongoing assignment advocacy.

We value every single travel nurse we work with, so we always have someone standing by to address any questions you may have. 

Getting started is as easy as searching for travel nursing jobs on Pronto.