Housing Options for Travel Therapists

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 agent. Professional staffing agencies such as Centra Healthcare Solutions specialize in placing rehabilitation therapists in temporary assignments across the nation close in medical and rehab facilities seeking their skills. This is an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of working and living in a different area of the country while someone else makes the relocation arrangements.

Your travel arrangements usually will be handled by your travel therapist placement service. These services understand that suitable furnished housing is a high priority and so we keep that in mind when securing suitable housing. Still, if you desire to stay with relatives, friends, or find your own housing, travel therapist services typically provide a generous housing subsidy.

Aside from finding a place to live, placement firms also take care of the utilities. All you have to do is unpack your personal belongings and report to your assignment.

Your temporary housing can range from homes, condominiums, or  one- and two-bedroom apartments. Again, if you prefer other living arrangements, generous subsidies are typically provided.

The other bright spot is that placement agencies make every effort to find housing in good neighborhoods close to you assignment’s location. Not every travel therapist staffing service is going to provide the same menu of housing amenities, so it makes sense to discuss these points with the service before you accept an assignment.

Other things to consider are the degree of safety and security at a particular housing facility and the kind of neighborhood in which it’s located. It is important to consider the part of town you will be in €” is it residential or in the center of a city? (You’ll also want to find out about the kind of public transportation — if any — that’s available. Or will you need to bring your vehicle?) You will be living there so you want to be as comfortable as possible for the duration of your assignment.

Got a bit of wanderlust in your blood? Willing to move hither and thither about the country, working at rehab facilities desperately in need of your PT, OT or speech therapy skills? Then contact a recruiter at Centra Healthcare Solutions. We’d love to talk to you about the many assignments we have open right now. We look forward to hearing from you!

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