There are almost as many reasons to be a traveling therapist as there are traveling therapists. No other career choice can present you with perks like the ones you'll receive as a traveler. Imagine... you can earn a highly competitive salary, live rent free, receive the same benefits as if you would in a permanent job position, and earn bonuses on many therapy job assignments. What's even better is that you'll receive all of these job benefits while traveling throughout the United States to exciting and well-known destinations.
With the advancements in the healthcare industry, it can be difficult to keep abreast of the constant changes. Traveling to new facilities helps keep you on top of the latest technology and be exposed to multiple protocols. Many of the travel therapy companies we work with are affiliated with the country's most prestigious research and teaching facilities, putting you at the forefront of top healthcare professionals. Working alongside these professionals gives you the chance to get the hands-on training needed to stay at the cutting edge of your profession. You will learn new techniques and expand your clinical skills and competencies. Additionally, when or if you decide to take a permanent therapy job position, your resume will be dressed to impress.
Travel therapists acquire and possess special skills that set them apart from the staff therapist who has never been to multiple facilities. The typical length of a travel assignment ranges from 13 weeks to 26 weeks. This means your work environment will change every 3 months or so. Flexibility and adaptability, which are very important skills to have in any industry, will become second nature to you. Your ability to pick up and accept new job techniques will be stronger than those of non-traveling staff therapists. You will become a problem solver as you confront new challenges on a daily basis. You will have the solutions to be able to learn new skills on the fly and your level of focus on each task will set you apart. Basically, you will be more valuable to a future potential employer!
Overall, therapists travel for numerous reasons. Some travel for lucrative pay, exciting destinations, and new adventures and challenges. Others travel for the career building opportunities. Whatever your reason is, being a traveler is a rewarding experience that will become an unforgettable chapter in your life.