Living Your Best Life: The Top 3 Reasons To Become a Travel Perfusionist with Perfusion Life

There is a lot of chatter around the topic of travel perfusion. Is it right for you? Lets take a look at the top 3 reasons to consider going into temporary Perfusion relief work.

#1 Take Back Control of Your Time

The single best aspect of travel perfusion involves your time management. One of the most frustrating requirements of a traditional perfusion career is being married to the clinical schedule. When you choose to be a traveler, you can choose what works best for you. If you love summer, you can plan the majority of your work in the cold months and take loads of time off in the summer in pursuit of the ultimate #vanlife with your family. Maybe you’re an avid snowboarder and want to get as much time on the slopes as possible. No problem, you choose your balance as it suits you.

#2 Freedom to Choose Where You Live

When you travel, you are no longer bound to a single medical facility so you can choose where you want to call home. If you’ve always wanted to live out west or in that cute coastal town but could never line up an opportunity there, you can choose where you place your home-base. Maybe you want to choose somewhere with low cost of living and great schools or somewhere quiet that doesn’t have a local heart hospital! Either way, once you are no longer tied to a specific area, the world is yours.

#3 Control Your Financial Outlook

As a traveler, there are several ways to improve your financial position especially if you are in an area where salaries are stagnant or cost of living is exploding. You can accept contracts in high cost of living area and cover call to maximize your earning potential while you relocate to a lower cost of living area. If you’ve hit your financial goals for the year, you can step back and choose when you want to work when it suites you. As a 1099 contractor, there are several tax advantages especially if you choose to become an S-Corp. Nearly all contracts cover living expenses and travel so it’s a good way to see the country and sample various program types if you are waiting for your dream job to be revealed.

I hope this helps you as you decide your future within Perfusion. There are so many options out there today, it is an excellent time to be part of this incredibly satisfying profession.

If you want to have a discussion about travel work, feel free to contact myself at or Luke Boganny at

Kenneth Ingersoll, CCP of Perfusion Life

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