Allied Health Jobs in Alaska: Beauty is Waiting
August 10, 2019
by Moira K. McGhee, Contributor
When it comes to breathtaking landscapes that offer the most stunning scenery, endless recreational opportunities and a myriad of wildlife, nothing beats Alaska. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to enjoy some of the most spectacular natural beauty in the world, allied health jobs in Alaska provide you with the perfect opportunity to explore America's largest and most tax-friendly state.
Here are just a few of the many reasons why you should consider taking an allied health travel job in this gorgeous state.
Alaska is adventurous
Dubbed the Last Frontier, Alaska is full of adventures, especially for outdoor enthusiasts. It's the largest state in land and water area, so go explore the mountains, tundra, forests and other untouched lands that make up this immense countryside.
The state offers numerous hiking and mountain climbing opportunities, and if you're really looking for a challenge, it's home to North America's tallest mountain — Denali, formerly Mt. McKinley.
If watersports are more your forte, thrill seekers are amazed by the whitewater rafting, which includes plenty of Class 5 rapids for seasoned veterans. You can also spend a day spent kayaking among the glaciers. If you love exploring National Parks, Alaska is home to eight, including Denali, Glacier Bay and Kenai Fjords national parks.
Club Staffing offers allied health jobs in Alaska that allow you to explore the Last Frontier while enhancing your resume, so find your next allied health travel job and get ready to be enchanted.
Sightseeing is beyond amazing
One of the biggest draws of Alaska is the remarkably beautiful and unspoiled frontier that offers an abundance of breathtaking sightseeing opportunities. Drive some of the most scenic highways for unforgettable road trips where you'll likely spot lots of wildlife in their natural habitats.
View some of the state's famed caribou, moose, bears and eagles while passing majestic mountains, crystal clear lakes, stunning fjords and glaciers galore. The National Park Service estimates that Alaska has 100,000 glaciers, including roadside glaciers you can easily access like Mendenhall Glacier, Byron Glacier and Exit Glacier.
If your sightseeing to-do list includes whale watching, plan your allied health travel job assignments in Alaska from May to September. Look for humpback whales during June and July while they're feeding on herring, krill and bait fish. Orcas are also common sights in Alaskan waters, especially in Juneau during May and June.
Light up your life
Sightseeing in Alaska wouldn't be complete without trying to catch a peek of the aurora borealis. Popularly referred to as the Northern Lights, it's a magnificent natural light display that will take your breath away.
For the best viewing opportunities of this visual splendor, spend some time outdoors from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. during the fall, especially up north. Photos don't do justice to the stunning display of yellow, pink, orange, green and blue streaks that light up your life along with the dark autumn night sky.
Alaska is less taxing
Allied health jobs in Alaska run the gamut from medical technicians to physical therapists, with many jobs paying in excess of $1,840 per week. Some especially lucrative cath lab technologist positions offer a salary between $1,963 and $2,300 based on a 40-hour work week combined with reimbursements for housing, meals and other incidental expenses. Best of all, you can keep more of your money in your pocket when you take an allied health travel job in Alaska.
According to Kiplinger, Alaska has the lowest taxes in the nation. Besides being one of only five states without any state sales tax, Alaska has an average local sales tax of only 1.43 percent. You also won't have to worry about state income tax, which is nonexistent, and gasoline taxes are also the lowest in the nation at only 15 cents per gallon. Saving money at the pumps means you can putt around in your car doing even more sightseeing.
While these are all great reasons to explore Alaska on your next allied health travel job, this doesn't even cover the state's diverse history and a culture that includes Native Indians, gold miners and Russian fur traders.
However, at the end of your workday, if all you really want to do is get away from it all, it's easy to do in Alaska, where you'll find the lowest population per square mile in the country.