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. …

A: “I obviously think it does since I have been a traveler for 7 years. It highlights your flexibility and adaptability to new documentation systems and changing environments. It demonstrates your ability to interact and communicate with ever changing populations – physicians, colleagues, patients. Being a traveler enhances your cultural awareness by exposing you to…

Therapy Licensure requirements vary from state to state. Before getting licensed, it’s important to research the requirements. Here is a list of requirements most often needed in order to get licensed. – SSN – Fingerprint – Insurance – Minimum Age – Criminal Records Check – Federal Records Check – Jurisdiction Records Check For the specific…

Before becoming a traveling therapist, it’s important to know what you’re looking for, the benefits of traveling and where you want to go. It’s helpful to look at statistics on the salary, number of jobs posted and even the cost of living for a specific state; but that’s what your recruiter is here for. Travel…

Licensure Overview Every healthcare practitioner, including Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, and their Assistants, needs a professional license in order to practice their profession in any state. Each state has a Licensing Board that oversees the licensing of their rehabilitation professionals. As a New Graduate, you will need to pick one state for your…

What do you enjoy about being a traveler? First and foremost is the freedom.  The ability to go where you want, work for whom you want, when you want, for as long as you want, in the setting you want, in the type of facility you want, for the amount of money you want.  These…

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