Each year the film industry honors its own, culminating in the award for “Best Picture”. Distinctive plots and unforgettable characters are what distinguish the nominees from the other annual offerings. But sometimes it is the backdrop, be it rural or urban, that adds to our understanding and visual enjoyment of the story being told. Five ….
So you’ve decided to work as a travel PT, and you very wisely turned to the industry experts at Centra to find you that perfect contract assignment! Soon you will pack up the car ( & maybe a pet or two)… or book a flight and find yourself in a new city or town. Exciting ….
UnitedHealth Foundation released its 2016 health rankings for senior populations. They projected that by 2030, twenty-five states would see a 50% or above uptick in that sector with Alaska topping the list at a whopping 85.1%! Since seniors are the largest consumers of health care services, an enormous expansion of that age group can ….
July brings lazy, sunny days and warm, starry nights…travels at home and abroad…and maybe even a much needed break from your daily grind. Our July odds and ends blog has something for both your professional and personal lives : Ships Ahoy: Those CEUs were never easier to complete than against the backdrop ….
A great hospital or other healthcare facility can literally transform a city or town. Rochester, MN and its famed Mayo Clinic is a case in point. Which is why Livability ranked Rochester #1 on its “Top 100 Best Places to Live 2016”. Over the next two decades, Mayo will enlarge its already ….
Summer, for me at least, has always conjured up travel. Warm days, blue skies, open roads, no school, and fewer work, client and family obligations. That is not to say that other seasons don’t lend themselves to travel, or that you can’t work AND travel. In fact, more and more healthcare professionals are discovering ….
The life of a travel therapist or nurse is filled with rewarding assignments, stimulating work environments and financial perks not always available to permanent employees. These positions are challenging enough without having to worry about making those travel arrangements, keeping track of expenses, and acclimating to a new location. Luckily for all of us, technology ….
Contract travel provides exciting opportunities to see the United States while expanding your skill base and network. But you might have some trepidation about moving somewhere that you have never been. Certainly the quicker you can acclimate to your new surroundings, the more you can concentrate on your work, and the better the overall travel ….
South Dakota…“Great Faces, Great Places” If you currently RV from assignment to assignment, or are thinking of it, then South Dakota should be your next destination. Here you can walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs and wooly mammoths; Lewis and Clark and Laura Ingalls Wilder; Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull; and General Custer and Wild ….
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) just announced that shipments of new RVs were the highest since 2007, and has projected a significant increase to date in RV sales over last year. Today more than 9 million American households have some type of recreational vehicle, with 35-54 year olds making up the bulk of those ….
All predictions seem to point to 2014 being a growth year for the healthcare sector. Some of the fastest growing jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics will be PTs, PTAs, COTAs and NPs. But the continuing need for healthcare professionals is being tempered by paradigm shifts in the industry in the wake of ….
Tax filing season which should have begun January 21, 2014 will be delayed this year thanks to the 16 day government shutdown. The IRS has yet to announce the exact start date, other than to say there will be a push back of approximately 1-2 weeks, but with a backlog of extension filings and other ….
In travel therapy lingo, contract work is often referred to as per diem employment. Per diem (“per day”) rates are the pre-set reimbursements for housing, meals and incidentals that don’t require receipts. Those rates are set by the government on an annual basis, for every county in the U.S. and can be viewed online. You ….
In a June blog, we discussed the importance of documenting your travel therapy expenses and some apps to help you do just that! A frequently asked question is “How soon after an assignment can I return to the same area?” While there is no IRS hard and fast rule, our travel tax guru, Joe Smith ….
An IRS audit can strike fear in the hearts of anyone, and traveling healthcare professionals are at an increasingly higher risk of being subjected to one. A key component of minimizing or avoiding your chances of an audit is keeping track of your expenses. Here are a few iPad/iPhone apps that can help you stay ….
Memphis derives from the Greek, meaning “Established and Beautiful”, and this city makes every effort to live up to its name. Like its Egyptian counterpart, Memphis sits on a bluff along the widest edge of a great river… in this case, the Mississippi. Adding to the beauty of its natural location, is one of the ….
With an estimated 206.2 million travellers expected to fly globally between June and August of 2012, the incidence of travel- related Deep Vein Thromboses (DVTs) may affect as many as 1 million people. But this silent killer can also occur during long, train, car and bus rides, especially those lasting over 8-10 hours. Female passengers ….
“Virginia is For Lovers” and for travel OTs! This month we are highlighting the 10th state to join the Union and site of: Jamestown, the first English colony in the New World Richmond the current capital of the state and once capital of the Confederacy The birthplace of 8 American Presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, ….
Looking for something new? Do you love a challenge that comes with quite an adventure? Did you ever miss out on travel because of school, work or finances? Have you thought about being a Travel Therapist? The demand for travel therapists is through the roof, which makes it the perfect time for you to start ….
We’ve been touting for months how great it is to work as a travel therapist. But don’t take our word for it. Below are some quotes from travel therapists taken from travel therapy forums around the Internet. From an Indeed.com forum: “I have been been an OT ‘traveler’ for the past 10 months, and I ….