The best of the best.  Highway Hypodermics proudly presents the “The Top Ten Companies For 2017.”  Back in 2004, Epstein decided to rate travel nursing companies according to the benefits that they provided nurses.  This last year has been a good one for the travel nursing industry.  The jobs have been plentiful and the wages have been lucrative.  It has been a travelers market!  

Many agencies have also increased their benefits, while some of decreased their benefits.  There have been a lot of changes since the list was first expanded from 10 to 21 over ten years ago; therefore, to get a better idea of the latest benefits, the benefits questionnaire changed to including insurance for domestic partners and same sex couples, help with traveling with pets, help in finding an RV park, and getting discounts at extended stays.  We have also increased the choices from a “yes” or “no” to some where in the middle.  Related to this change, there have been a few companies that are still in between a Yes or Partial answer, so please check with the companies exact benefits.

This year’s running was very close, in fact I had a three way tie and a two way tie, which I had to expand my numbers from tenths (0.5) to hundredths (.57).  

This year alone there were 2107 evaluations that were filled out by traveling nurses.  That includes all evaluations from 2012 to 2016.  All older evaluations were not used for the calculations.

 While PRCS, Trinity, OneStaff & TotalMed have fallen off of the Top Ten this year with Medical Staffing Solutions, LLC, Rise Staffing, and Host Healthcare of landing in the #10,  $7, & #4 spots.

There are 3 requirements to be a Top Ten Company:

  1. Have to have at least 20 company evaluations from 2012 through 2016.
  2. Must have an UPDATED list of benefits.
  3. Must have updated their profile within the last two years.

Highway Hypodermics takes pride in this list, and we will defend it’s honor! 

We check email validity and now have the capability to track IP addresses.  Any suspicious activity will be thoroughly investigated, and companies will NO LONGER be eligible for the list if found to be deceptive.  Companies also cannot attempt to buy their way in!  At this time, we have 3 companies that are banned from the list related to attempts made to deceive.  This list is is calculated completely by the numbers.  No favorites, in fact, none of the companies that I have traveled with are on the list.  There are some advertisers on the list, but not all on the list paid advertisers, it all goes by the documented benefits & evaluations.  

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2017 Top Ten Travel Companies

Previous Years:




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