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Travel Nursing Jobs in California

It's no wonder travel nurse jobs in California remain in high demand. Travel nursing jobs in California offer limitless ways to grow your career and help you find a new hobby or two. As a bonus, the high cost of living in California translates to jobs with high travel nurse pay rates. Whether you want Oncology in Orange County or Stepdown in San Francisco, Advantis Medical has you covered. We have jobs for every specialty hiring now in the Golden State.
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Popular Places to Visit in California

Overview of vineyard fields in the wine county in California.
California Beach Big Sur coastline in the Pacific Ocean with mountains and deep blue waters on a sunny partly cloudy day.
San Diego's Balboa park at twilight with a water fountain in the middle, cathedral, and palm trees.
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Our travel nurses tell us jobs in California feel like a working vacation. Plan escapes to more than 400 public beaches from Baja to Big Sur. Take a travel nurse job in San Diego if sunrise yoga and sunset swims are appealing. If it's celebrity sightings you crave, head to LA and mingle with the beautiful people. Or chose San Francisco's intensely hilly, eclectic experience. California travel nursing jobs are career-advancing adventures! Sound good? Explore travel nurse jobs in California below.

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Advantis Medical knows you're going places. We're the travel nurse agency to support your travel nurse career from day one on with highly competitive pay, the most desirable roles, and dedicated personal support.

Travel Nursing in California:
Did you know?

  • The selfie you take near the Golden Gate Bridge is a global favorite.
  • California is the fifth-largest producer of food in the world.
  • Californians's invented the hula hoop, Barbie, and the California roll.
  • Castroville, California is the artichoke capital of the world.
  • California's coastline makes up 65% of the 48 states' west coast.

Interested in California travel nurse jobs?
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California Travel Nurse FAQs

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What license do you need to travel nurse in CA?

California Board of Nursing
Contact information
Phone: 916.322.3350


Processing Time: 3 - 6 months
Valid for: 2 years
Renewal Schedule: every 2 years, by your birthday

How much can a traveling nurse make in California? estimates the average travel nurse salary in 2022 at $147,275 but this can vary widely by location, specialty, and demand. This is significantly higher than $77,600, the average salary for a staff nurse in 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

What is the highest-paying travel nursing agency in California?

Advantis Medical negotiates for the highest-paying travel nursing jobs in California. All our travelers qualify for free concierge service. Chat with your recruiter to learn how we can help you land the job of your dreams quickly and hassle-free!

What are the benefits of working with Advantis Medical?

Advantis Medical offers comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, along with 401(k) plans that start on day one. Experience the Gold Standard in clinician care with the convenience of weekly direct deposit, housing & travel assistance, and a personal concierge for onboarding & credentialing. Interested in traveling with a friend? Advantis offers $500 per traveler that you refer so it’s never been easier to travel with friends or family.

How much does travel nurse housing cost in California?

Your Advantis Medical Support Team can help you find housing in California within your budget. Our Travel Coordinator will even book your living arrangements if you’d like! We do not provide agency housing. Instead, our travelers get a generous stipend and any help needed to get settled. This gives you the freedom to live where you want and lets you pocket any leftover money, too! Agency-provided housing, on the other hand, is deducted from your paycheck. Either way, you pay for your living arrangements.