Physical Therapy Traveler
A physical therapy traveler is a physical therapist that is usually employed by an agency that matches traveling therapists with locations who have no local therapist and need the services of a physical therapist temporarily. These agencies make sure that you get competitive wages, steady work, benefits and housing while you are working for different doctors and hospitals around the country. Being a physical therapy traveler has many rewards for a person that loves to travel and may want to see the country or perhaps show their family the country by traveling from job to job. If you have ever wanted to travel but did not think you could afford to or thought your career and family did not leave you enough time then becoming a physical therapy traveler is the perfect way to travel while making your employers pay the majority of the travel expenses.
There are several other benefits for the physical therapy traveler including getting exposure to new techniques, equipment and to medical facilities that they would not otherwise get to see. This will broaden your work experience and look good on your resume. This sort of work experience will help you to expand your knowledge in your field and give you the skills that staying at just one job cannot. If you are trying to save money for big expenses such buying a house then being a physical therapy traveler could be a viable way to put extra money in the bank for a couple of years while getting a chance to see the country. Traveling physical therapy jobs pay very well, substantially more than their traditional counterparts.
The money you save in housing expenses as well the extra money you make as a physical therapy traveler can help you reach your goals much faster. A physical therapy traveler can expect the same competitive benefits that a tradition job has. This includes health insurance, life insurance, disability and savings plans. This is the job of the company that refers you to each of your jobs; it is a part of the service they offer as well as helping you with travel expenses and housing. In addition to this a physical therapist traveler can expect an allowance for meals and any other expense related to their job or where they are staying while they work. Most referral companies will also help you pay for continuing education as this makes you more valuable to them. Jobs are usually fairly short most typically no more than 13 weeks and then you will move on to the next town or hospital where you are needed. Typically you will be at a hospital or other medical facility where they are unable to find a physical therapist or there is a job opening that has not yet been filled. A physical therapy traveler must be prepared to spend a great deal of time on the road between jobs, and be willing to travel where ever they are needed. If the thought of being a physical therapy traveler appeals to you then take a look at PT Job Board they offer a variety of jobs and will help you find the jobs that suit you best.