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 ….
If you have children, have you considered that taking on travel therapist jobs might be great for them? Many physical, occupational and speech therapists have families. Many also might think that taking on a travel therapist job could be a bad decision as they assume they’ll need to leave their spouse and children behind while ….
Therapists with families often deny themselves the prospect of considering travel as a key component of their careers. Given the demands of family life, spending time potentially months at a time away from the nest is just not something they can consider. However, careful planning and the right travel agency can make this a viable ….
As a traveling therapist you should expect to find different hospitals and healthcare facilities you work for have their own protocols. That is to be expected. We highly recommend that you become familiar with a facility’s procedures and technology when reporting there for the first time. No two facilities are exactly alike, even though you ….
Be prepared for an overload of information when searching the Internet for information on travel companies serving physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists. It isn’t a question of whether you’ll find the needed information, but how to determine the legitimate firms from the fly-by-night entities. Sifting through the myriad of services is less burdensome ….
Travel and medical careers are two terms not often associated with each other. But the high demand for traveling occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists and the like means that those with wanderlust can have the best of both worlds. But that doesn’t mean you need to take a crash course to become a travel ….
Once you’ve received your travel rehab therapy assignment, you’ll need to start preparing to get there. Most travel therapists get to their assignments by car, so you’ll need to take everything you need in your vehicle (although you can ship a few larger items ahead). Naturally, the length of your assignment will dictate how many ….