Why should you consider a travel therapy job?

This video (even though she works for a competitor) is a great explanantion of why a travel therapy job is a great idea for young therapists. Give it a watch.

Featured Travel Physical Therapist Job in North Carolina

  • Travel PT’s (Physical Therapists) are needed for a 13 week assignment to start ASAP in a Hospital Setting located in Eden, North Carolina.
  • 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 occupational 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.

Featured Travel Occupational Therapist Job in Florida

  • Occupational Therapist needed in Florida for a 13 week position.
  • Right on the Atlantic Ocean and not far from Orlando, this is the perfect place to spend the summer.
  • All interested OTs looking for a job in FL should call a Career Consultant today at 866-633-3548.

To learn more about this travel physical therapy assistant job click here.

Interview your recruiter

One of the key things you will discover during your travel therapy career is that your recruiter is going to be a big part of your life from now on (or at least while you are traveling). They will help you find a job, housing, and basically just be there for you when you need them. Because of this, it is important that you are comfortable with them and trust them. So when you are talking to them take the time to interview them as well.

Here is a checklist of questions you can ask to get to know them better:

  • How long have you been in the industry?
  • How long have you been a recruiter?
  • Will you be my recruiter the whole time I travel with your company?
  • How many travelers do you work with currently?
  • What is the traveler to recruiter ratio at your company?
  • How many travelers are you allowed to work with?
  • Tell me about yourself? Where did you go to college? Where are you from? Etc.
  • How often will I hear from you?
  • How will I hear from you? Email? Phone? Text? Etc.
  • What makes you different than other recruiters?
  • What do you do to help your travelers succeed?
  • Why do you work for this company?
  • What do you like about your company? Dislike?
  • What’s your sign?

Remember, don’t be shy. This is your therpay career you are partially putting in their hands so it is important you are comfortable with the relationship.

Act like a tourist, without the hipsack.

So you’ve just accepted your first short-term contract as a traveling therapist, now what? Well, just like the boy scouts, always be prepared. Whenever you are entering a new contract and headed to a foreign city it would be in your best interest to do a little research on your temporary home, just as you would if you were going on a vacation. Take the time to familiarize yourself with your next destination and I promise you it will be a far more memorable experience than you ever anticipated.

So where do you start? Well, the first place I would check is that cities Convention and Visitors Bureau and thank goodness for the internet. Check out the site, OfficialTravelGuide.com. There you will find connections to all major cities CVB. These city sites usually are a great start to finding out what all your new city will have to offer you. Check out your own hometown’s site, you may even discover something about your town you never knew existed. The CVB’s will give you a brief history on the town and provide links to many attractions, events, dining and so much more. Another great resource for information on your temporary home are the local publications like the newspaper and free rags. These typically have a wealth of information regarding local happenings. Here’s a link to most of the nations newspapers,  Newslink.org. Another great resource for discovery are the old tried and true travel books and guides you can find at your local bookstores and libraries. Make sure you find the most current ones though, it is possible that what was there is no longer.

After you’ve accepted your new travel therapy job try and give yourself a little bit of time to spend in your new surroundings before you actually start working. If you can, try and arrive a few days early and set foot on exploring what your new home will have to offer. In most major cities you will find that there are various tours available, either guided or self-guided. Ride your bike around your new neighborhood, take a walk, whatever means you have to get out there and see the sights and don’t forget your camera, but leave the hipsack at home! You don’t wanna be that person…

You will soon discover that taking on a traveling therapy job will land you in many different places and each has its own worth. You will meet many new faces and visit many new places. Each city you visit you will surely come away with a new experience that will fill your memories to last a lifetime. So get out there and see what a traveling therapy job and this great nation has to offer you. Happy trails.