Preparing for an interview is important. And asking the right questions during an interview is important for two reasons. First, it shows the interviewer that you are prepared and sharp! Second, it will help you avoid surprises after starting employment. Here are 9 questions to ask your potential new employer about its department’s Productivity Expectations….

Grand Rapids, MI Grand Rapids is a great place to gather your family and experience many activities. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be out in the cold – there are plenty of indoor activities too. From Beer Tours to live music, Griffins games to ice skating in Rosa Parks Circle – experience the winter…

When travel therapists first begin negotiations they often find themselves getting nervous. Heart rates increase and you may suddenly discover that you have a “pit in your stomach”.  Negotiations can be nerve racking because there can be a lot at stake. Compensation, practice setting, location, housing, and benefits are all open to negotiation in the travel therapy…

NPTE

You’ve passed your classes with flying colors, kept up your GPA, and spent hours in clinical internships. You’ve walked across the stage and received your diploma. You might even have a job all lined up. The only thing standing between you and your first paycheck is passing the dreaded National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE).  As…

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…

Travel therapy is very good for your resume. In addition to providing you with a wide range of work experience, it also offers the benefit of soft skill development, such as good communication and independence. Still, many therapists and other healthcare workers may shy away from travel work, fearing it will appear on a resume…

Student loans and college debt are hot topics in the United States these days. It used to be (way, way back) that a college education guaranteed a job with enough income to pay off student loans in a timely manner. Deciding whether or not to take out loans to finance a college education was easy….

Yes, and here’s why. Due to healthcare reform requiring more Americans to seek healthcare coverage, as well as our aging population of Baby Boomers, healthcare workers are in higher demand now than ever before — and this includes physical therapists. To become a physical therapist, you’ll need a college education; and for most, that means…

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…