Have you been working as an occupational, physical or speech therapist for a few years? Or are you a relatively “newly minted” rehab therapy practitioner?
Regardless of how long you’ve been practicing, it can be easy to become somewhat bored with your day-to-day routine. Of course, to change it up a bit you could change employers (or even change the type of employer for which you work, such as moving from a clinic to a school.)
Or you may want to look into taking on some travel therapist job assignments.
One of the great aspects of working as a travel therapist is the chance you have to “try out” different areas of the country as well as different rehab settings. Have you always wanted to know what it’s like to work in a rural area that has underserved residents needing the attention of a rehabilitation therapist? Or have you dreamed of working in or near New York City so that you might enjoy all the art, culture and nightlife the Big Apple has to offer?
You can, when you work for a travel therapist staffing firm such as Centra Healthcare Solutions.
In addition, working as a travel therapist will let you grow your skills sets in ways that aren’t possible when you’re working in a “permanent” position. Many assignments are six to 13 weeks in length, often forcing one to learn and master new techniques quickly in order to be effective. In addition, you’ll have frequent contact with patients you may never have had the chance to work with before. You’ll also get to expand your circle of professional colleagues exponentially as you move about from assignment to assignment.
But wait, there’s more! As a travel therapist, you’ll receive a terrific hourly rate, almost always higher than it would be if you were on regular staff somewhere. You’ll also receive free housing, health insurance, longevity and referral bonuses, a 401(k) retirement plan, and more.
If you’d like to learn more about travel therapist positions, contact a recruiter at Centra Healthcare Solutions. It’s easy to get started on this exciting career track. We look forward to working with you!