Category: Travel Physical Therapy

Guest Author: Wes Herdlein – The Do’s and Don’ts of PT Licensure
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Guest Author: Wes Herdlein – The Do’s and Don’ts of PT Licensure

After 6 years as a traveling PT and obtaining licenses in 11 states, I have learned some lessons the hard way. In an effort to make it easier for the next generation, here are a few tips to help you along the way: 1) Maintain your license in your home state. Even if you rarely [...]

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Travel Physical Therapy Career Guide: Step 14 – Creating a super resume
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Travel Physical Therapy Career Guide: Step 14 – Creating a super resume

At this stage of the process of finding a travel physical therapist job you will be asked to submit your resume. If you don’t have a resume some travel physical therapy companies will write or rewrite it for you using information you provided them, either in your application or a pre-existing resume you have. Having a [...]

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Travel Physical Therapy Career Guide: Step 13 – Completing a skills checklist
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Travel Physical Therapy Career Guide: Step 13 – Completing a skills checklist

During this stage of the travel physical therapy process you will start to work with your recruiter to find your position. How this process is handled can change based on the company you work with. Some companies are structured so that your recruiter also contacts the hospital, skilled nursing facility or home health agency directly, [...]

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Travel Physical Therapy Career Guide: Step 12 – How do you interview your recruiter?
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Travel Physical Therapy Career Guide: Step 12 – How do you interview your recruiter?

Earlier in the Travel Therapy Career Guide we talked about what traits you should look for in a travel physical therapy recruiter. In this section we will go over some ways to make sure you find the right one for you. A recruiter is many time the face of the company to travelers, which means that a [...]

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Strangers are friends you have yet to meet – Part II
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Strangers are friends you have yet to meet – Part II

Last week I gave suggestions on the best ways to go about making friends around the workplace as well as outside of work. Today we will expand on that idea and give you a few more ways to help you break the ice with either your new co-workers and those you will encounter outside of work. The most important thing to remember is to be yourself, be comfortable with who you are and show confidence in the way you carry yourself. If you make yourself open and approachable to others, you will have a far better chance at making new friends.

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Podcasts for PTs on short-term assignments close to home
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Podcasts for PTs on short-term assignments close to home

A common misconception about travel physical therapy is that you have to work far from home in a new city, but actually a lot of travel PTs prefer to work short-term contracts close to home so they can make more money, but stay close to their families. If you are one of these more local traveling [...]

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