Speech Language Pathology – What Can A Travel SLP Job Do For Your Career?

By Erica Ronchetti

For physical therapists and occupational therapists, there are many travel therapy jobs that allow these healthcare professionals opportunities to explore the nation, combining a successful career with their love of travel.  This is the case for Speech Language Pathologists (also known as speech therapists) as well.  As SLP careers become more popular, SLP jobs are becoming more commonplace and traveling SLPs are in high demand.  Facilities need to staff qualified speech therapists to fill short term staffing gaps, a perfect opportunity for non-local speech language pathologists to combine their entrepreneurial spirit with love of travel and advance in their careers.

Many companies specialize in connecting speech therapists looking for work with the hospitals and facilities that are looking to hire SLP professionals on a short term basis, taking into account therapist preferences and needs.  A typical SLP travel job would last for approximately 13 weeks, with the therapist in control of where they work for the duration of the assignment.  Typical travel speech language pathologist salaries are very competitive and usually housing and meals are paid for as well.  There is often a myth about lack of insurance or benefits, but that is untrue.  Along with insurance, frequently therapists may receive bonuses on completion of their SLP travel job.

Some people are required to travel as part of their job, and this can often be somewhat of an inconvenience.  Many speech therapy professionals feel the opposite way, and don’t just take on travel speech therapy jobs for the salary and benefits.  Their love for travel and the opportunity to see the country and explore different cities and cultures is a main motivation for pursuing a career in travel therapy.  If you think a traveling speech therapy job is right for you, don’t hesitate to find out more information by visiting http://www.alliedtravelcareers.com/speechtherapyjobs.php and apply now to get in touch with a recruiter today.  Learn how a SLP travel job can advance your career!

Erica Ronchetti is Account Manager for Travel Nurse Source, a recruiting company for traveling nurses.  Travel Nurse Source is affiliated with Allied Travel Careers, a recruiting company for traveling physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists.  For more information on what we do, please visit our websites.

Author: Allied Travel Careers

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