Summertime and the job search can be easy.

Wouldn’t it be nice to sit back and relax this summer, soaking up the rays of the sun, gathering with friends and family for BBQ’s and the like? Yeah sure, if you had a job! Life would be much easier during these summer days knowing you’re in a job that is secure. So what do you do if aren’t fortunate enough to be in this position?

Wouldn’t it be nice to sit back and relax this summer, soaking up the rays of the sun, gathering with friends and family for BBQ’s and the like? Yeah sure, if you had a job! Life would be much easier during these summer days knowing you’re in a job that is secure. So what do you do if aren’t fortunate enough to be in this position?

Travel Therapy Job Search
Use your summer to find a job, not seashells.

Some job seekers may think that since it’s summertime, the chance of finding work may be slim due to vacations and breaks from those who make staffing decisions, and in turn will take a break from the job search. The days of long vacations are gone and many companies operate the same, no matter what time of year. Sure, people still take vacations and the application process could take a little longer than normal, but there’s no sense in stopping your search and waiting through the three months of summer. Now is the time! You never know, summer could be the time when facilities are gearing up for the fall and winter, so it’s best to a step forward.

Take advantage of summer activities with friends and family. You can meet so many different people during all the weddings, BBQ’s, get-togethers and so forth, so it’s the perfect time to network. Let it be known that you’re looking for work and who knows, you just might get a lead or two.

Even though it can take a little more work during the summer months to find that job, don’t give up. Be persistent and stay positive. It’s easy to fall into the trap of being lazy, so do what you can and keep to a schedule, even if you take an hour out of your day. Remember to leave polite messages with whomever you call. Everyone at that faciltiy is entitled to a break, even receptionists and on their return, they’ll be more apt to relay a nice message as opposed to one who is obviously annoyed that they haven’t been contacted. Even so, you even might get through to the hard to reach hiring manager since their assistant is away. You could now be a couple steps ahead of your competition as they wait it out through the summer.

Make use of your downtime and make sure you have everything in order from your licenses, resume and other pertinent information. Update your resume if you’ve accomplished anything as of late. Keep up to date with your skills and enroll in a couple classes if you must and while you’re there, network with other classmates. Perhaps they know of opportunities that may be well suited for you but not for them.

It’s summertime and living can be easy… Just take note of the suggestions above and before you know it, you could land that perfect job before fall arrives.

Travel Occupational Therapists pay – what’s the number?

For the third part of our look at the salaries of travel therapists we will be taking a look at the pay of traveling OTs compared to a permanent one. The answer is…

$59,000 a year for a Traveling OT vs $50,000 a year for a permanent full-time Occupational Therapist.

This information is based on averages gathered by Simply Hired. Another great use for this tool is to compare what you could bring home as a traveling occupational therapist in other locations than your town. For example let’s take a look at an OT in Detroit, MI who is making $58,000. He could potentially make $71,000 a year in Bostravel occupational therapist with daughterton, MA working short-term contracts. For simplicity’s sake we are using annual salary, hourly or even on 3 month increments may be a better measure.

Now let’s say he wanted to stay close to home to see his daughter more often but still make more money. Like we just said, the average Occupational Therapist pay in Detroit, MI is $58,000 a year, however just a short hour’s drive to Ann Arbor he could increase his salary to the average traveling occupational therapist salary in Ann Arbor, IL of $68,000, his pay from $29.00 to $34.00 an hour.

Plus throw in Per Diem allowances and free housing or housing stipends and it is obvious how working a short-term contract or travel assignment can have a big impact on your income and your family.

Featured Travel Occupational Therapist Job in Louisiana

  • Travel Occupational Therapist in LouisianaGreat opportunity for Occupational Therapist in a hospital setting.
  • Facility has a coastal Louisiana location.
  • Enjoy great food and atmosphere with your nights off on this 13 week contract.
  • Must be able to take some weekend call, 1 of every 4 weeks.
  • If you would like any more information please call Medical Solutions at 866-633-3548 and ask for a recruiter.

To learn more about this travel occupational therapist job click here.

Featured Travel Occupational Therapist Job in Florida

  • Occupational Therapist (OT) needed to complete a 13 week travel assignment near Pensacola, FL in a hospital setting.
  • Come enjoy the best of both worlds.
  • You’ll find 450 years of history, fine museums and attractions in Pensacola, Florida, along with outdoor adventure and 52 miles of wonderful beaches in Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key.
  • For more information call 866-633-3548.

To learn more about this travel occupational therapist job click here.

Featured Travel Occupational Therapist Job in Pennsylvania

  • Travel OT (Occupational Therapist) Needs to have Hand Therapy Experience (Certified Hand Therapist Preferred) for a 13 week assignment to start ASAP to work with in a 30 mile Radius of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
  • This is one of the most popular states to travel in with lots of things to do and beautiful scenery.
  • This position won’t be open long.
  • Great Benefits and Pay!
  • Please call Medical Solutions at (866) 633-3548 to speak with a Career Consultant regarding this travel assignment!

To learn more about this travel physical therapist job click here.

Featured Travel Occupational Therapist Job in Tennessee

  • Northeast TN facility looking for a travel Physical Therapist for 13 weeks.
  • The Appalachian Mountains and Great Smoky Mountains National Park are nearby.
  • A short drive from Knoxville and Morristown, Tennessee.
  • Lots of area parks and lakes make this a great place to spend the Fall.
  • All OT candidates looking for a great job should call a Recruiter today at 866-633-3548.

To learn more about this travel occupational therapist job click here.