Here in the Midwest the leaves are about to start changing and the temperatures are going to cool down, meaning only one thing. It is officially the start of college football season. For some of our traveler’s game days are the equivalent to national holidays and here at Triage we could not agree more. While there may be a little bias because Triage is headquartered in Nebraska (Go Huskers!), we are here to compile an unbiased list of the best fall travel destinations for traveling allied and nursing medical professionals who love college football season as much as we do. Whether this is your rookie assignment, or you are a traveling healthcare seasoned professional, make sure to grab all your favorite fan wear and check out the Triage job board to see what football stadiums your next journey takes you to.
You either love them or you hate them, there is no in between. Everything is bigger in Texas including the number of college football teams and the amount of traveling allied and nursing medical professional jobs. Weather you are chanting Hook’em Horns wearing University of Texas orange or if Texas A&M Maroon is more your style, the Triage job board has eleven pages of jobs throughout the state of Texas to help make sure you are not missing any of the action. Although there are some more known than others there are sixteen D1 college football teams in a variety of different conferences throughout Texas including Abilene Christian University, Baylor, Houston Baptist University, Prairie View A&M University, Rice University, Southern Methodist University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M, Texas Christian University, Texas Southern University, Texas State university, University of Houston, University of North Texas, University of Texas, and University of the Incarnate Word. Even if a Texas team is not for you be sure to check out the schedule to see when your favorite team might be paying a visit to The Lone Star State.
The Buckeye state is home to the third biggest university in the nation, Ohio State University and there is nothing more that the people in Ohio love more than a Saturday college football game. While Ohio has one of the biggest football fans bases in the nation, they also have a plethora of travel healthcare jobs available for almost any nursing or allied specialty. The Triage job board has sixteen pages of travel nursing and allied jobs throughout the state of Ohio so even if you are not a fan of Ohio State there is sure to be a place for you. Speaking of which, Ohio is also home to six other NCAA division one football teams including University of Dayton, Bowling Green State University, Kent State University, Miami University, University of Akron, and University of Cincinnati. Ohio is also surrounded by states with amazing football programs including Indiana, Michigan, and Kentucky making it an easy weekend trip to go support your favorite teams. Whether you are a fan of the tree, the mascot, the peanut butter chocolate candy, or the football team, the Buckeye state is a great place to start your next traveling healthcare journey.
3) North Carolina
We know that you hear the term blue blood teams mostly around March Madness time, however the rivalry still remains strong when it comes to football. North Carolina is home to two infamous blue blood teams located basically in each other’s backyards. The rivalry between Duke University and the University of North Carolina makes North Carolina an exciting place to accept a traveling healthcare assignment in the fall. Triage wants to help put you right in the middle of all the fall football fun by providing a job board with eleven pages of traveling allied and nursing medical professional jobs in the state of North Carolina. If you are not a fan of either rivalry team that’s okay North Carolina has eight other division one teams throughout the state including Gardner-Webb University, Davidson College, East Carolina University, Elon University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and Western Carolina University. Luckily being on the East Coast the states are closer together so if the North Carolina teams are not your thing, it is an easy weekend trip to Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and more of the best college football programs in the nation.
West Coast best coast is what some of our travelers and football fans like to say to us. Whether the West Coast is your thing or not with teams like UCLA there is no denying that it is a fun place to travel in the fall plus the warmer weather does not hurt either. Speaking of travel, California due to its size has numerous amounts of traveling healthcare positions available. Triage currently has twenty-six pages of jobs for traveling allied and nursing medical pros so there is sure to be one in your specialty and close to your favorite team. When it comes to your favorite team there are many to choose from in California including Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Fresno State, Sacramento State, San Diego State University, San Jose State University, Standford University, University of California Berkely, University of California Davis, UCLA, University of San Diego, and University of Southern California. With so many teams and conferences to choose from, the Golden State is the place to be for college football season. Not to mention if you want to take a trip to Pasadena the Rose Bowl is hosted there every year which is just one extra perk to traveling to California in the fall.
If you are a Tennessee Vols fan, then the song “Rocky Top” is music to your ears. While Tennessee is known as being the birthplace of country music it is also home to some of the best college football teams in the nation. Along with a number of top tear football teams Tennessee has numerous amounts of traveling healthcare jobs for the travelers looking to rep orange and white this football season. Triage wants to help give you the opportunity to root for your favorite teams with nine pages of job listings for allied and nursing medical pros. If the University of Tennessee orange is not really your color the Volunteer State is also home to other division one college football teams including Tennessee Tech University, Austin Peay State university, East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, University of Memphis, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of Tennessee at Martin, and Vanderbilt University. So, while you are not spending your weekends in music city Tennessee is the ideal place to be during college football season.
It would be a crime to have a list of the best places to travel during college football season and not have the state of the king of college football himself Nick Saben on it. The Alabama Crimson Tide is known for having one of the best college football programs in the nation so no wonder they have quite the fan base. Here at Triage, we are also a big fan of Alabama because there are six pages of job listings on the job board for those Alabama fans looking to cheer on their team all season long. If the Crimson Tide is not for you do not fret Alabama has a number of other division one football teams including Alabama A&M University, Auburn University, Alabama State University, Jacksonville State University, Samford University, Troy University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the University of South Alabama. If you want to do a little more exploring during your thirteen week stay in Alabama it is right next to Georgia and Mississippi making for an easy weekend trip to some of the other amazing college football stadiums in the country.
This wraps up our list of the top states to visit as a traveling healthcare professional during college football season. While unfortunately Nebraska and a lot of other amazing states with good football programs could not make our list, we have some good news. The Triage job board has jobs across the country so that you can go wherever your favorite team resides this football season. Gather up your gear, learn your teams favorite chants and songs, and start searching for your next traveling medical position because football season is right around the corner and we cannot wait to help you along your journey!