travel therapists

Last year I spent some time skiing in Revelstoke, British Columbia with a good buddy of mine, a fellow therapist that I met while on one of my travel assignments. We ended up hiking to the top of Mt. Mackenzie on a sunny bluebird day out of bounds. Between the two of us, we have…

Go West, Young Man! Justin Johnson originally started as a travel physical therapist so that he could move out West and live somewhere that suited his love for the outdoors. Being a travel therapist has enabled Johnson to work in a variety of settings. He has enjoyed each setting for different reasons. He worked at…

Changing jobs can be a very scary situation and is ranked in the top 10 stressful life events. For many people just the thought of changing jobs creates a nervous uneasy feeling in the pit of their stomach.  For others that response is positive nervous excitement. One of the reasons we experience those negative feelings…

Your first week as a travel therapist establishes the routines and communication necessary to thrive in your new environment. Since many travel therapy assignments only last 13 weeks, getting off to a good start is very important. Some therapists love the challenge of learning the ropes at a new facility; other personalities dread starting all…

Have you ever wondered what it was like to watch Orcas swim near the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington? How about climb your first 14’er in Colorado? Have you ever been in Seattle when the Seahawks won a Super Bowl? I’ve been able to do all those things because I made the…

Where do travel therapists hang their hats? As you travel from assignment to assignment, you’ll need to take care of one very important necessity, and that’s housing. You have many options for locating suitable — and affordable — lodging for your stay. Here’s a few money saving tips from experienced travelers. Find your own housing…

earning power

A physical therapist’s salary may be higher in some states than others, however, in reality, a combination of salary and cost of living (housing, food, transportation, taxes) determines the real value of a therapist’s earnings. Although a physical therapist’s salary may be lower than a colleague’s salary from a different state, they may enjoy a…

What is “travel therapy” and how does it differ from “contract therapy”? A “contractor” is generally a therapist who lives locally to the facility, but is compensated hourly and paid through a staffing agency. A “traveler,” like a contractor, is also paid hourly and paid by an agency, but has arrived from out of town…

It’s important to plan ahead before the end of your current travel placement. The conversations you have with your employer and recruiter will help shape the future of your career. Most travel assignments last 13 weeks; you may want to get started planning your next placement somewhere around the 8-week mark. This will give you…

Apps for Travel Healthcare

What would the world do without smartphones? As a travel healthcare professional, you can benefit from various apps designed to make your life easier:  track your expenses, find your way around while on location and make sure that you don’t forget anything with the help of these six apps: Six Apps for Travel Healthcare Professionals ProfiTrakr. $1.99. …

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