By Erica Ronchetti
The process of finding a traveling therapy job (physical therapy travel job or traveling occupational therapy job) is not the same as finding any other therapy job. Physical therapists that pursue a career in travel therapy can browse the internet for lists of jobs but it is more efficient to sign on with a Travel Therapy Agency which then provides information on jobs all over the USA.
Typically, travel therapy agencies can offer traveling physical therapists and traveling occupational therapists free housing in the location they will be working. The provided housing is an excellent opportunity for the traveling therapist to save money.
It’s not true that physical therapists are the only candidates who qualify for travel therapy jobs. Physical therapy assistants, radiologic technologists, nurses, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists (speech therapists) are all eligible for traveling work as long as they have a minimum of 18 months experience working.
Naturally, many benefits go along with travel therapy jobs. Traveling physical therapists and traveling occupational therapists can expect all the benefits associated with regular therapy jobs, such as health insurance, vacation time, and a 401(k) plan, and continuing education. Ensure that you discuss all benefits before accepting any travel position. Your job provider should fill you in on all of these.
Travel therapy jobs are exciting and perfect for a physical therapist, occupational therapist, or speech language pathologist who loves travel. If you’ve got the will to travel the United States, travel therapy jobs can be the perfect opportunity. Consider contacting a travel therapy agency to learn how you can combine your love for traveling with your physical therapy job and take your career to the next level. For more information on physical therapy travel jobs and travel occupational therapy jobs, visit www.alliedtravelcareers.com.
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.