The traveling consultant is the most common consulting path for EHR experts. It largely fits the image most people have in their mind when they think of consulting. Generally speaking, these consultants work on-site with one client at a time throughout the work week (which usually means Monday through Thursday here at Nordic). In exchange for a travel-heavy work life, they have the freedom to live anywhere they'd like. When working on-site, these consultants essentially become an extension of their client, working closely with their team to plan, conduct, and report on projects.
Traveling consultants can be salaried or compensated hourly, depending on their needs or preferences. Those who choose the hourly model typically thrive in environments where project variability is offset by higher potential reward — maximizing their earning potential and contract flexibility in exchange for a more project-to-project work style. For those who enjoy more consistent compensation and excellent benefits, the salary model offers greater stability and predictability.
What makes for success as a traveling Epic consultant?
Traveling consultants harness their strong interpersonal talents to lead people at all levels toward solutions to complex problems. In addition to being great communicators, they're also hands-on problem solvers, drawing on their skills and experience to identify and articulate challenges, present solutions, and work with client teams to bring great ideas to life.