January 11, 2023
Why Physical Therapists Should Consider Becoming Traveling Therapists
January 11, 2023
Physical therapy can be a rewarding and fulfilling career, with plenty of ways to advance in your career while helping people in need. Physical therapy is a very in-demand field of medicine, and there are a lot of options open for you if you become a physical therapist.
However, like any other job, it can become a bit boring if you are always in the same place, treating the same kinds of injuries. For those looking to shake things up and experience new opportunities, becoming a traveling therapist may be the perfect fit.
Here at Ventura MedStaff, we provide opportunities to all kinds of medical professionals looking to break into the traveling medical professional career path. If you’re still unsure whether this is the right career move for you, consider the following points.
First and foremost, traveling therapists have the flexibility to choose where and when they work. If you have always wanted to live and work in a particular part of the country, becoming a traveling therapist allows you to do just that, even if it’s only for a short period of time. The best part is, you can experience multiple parts of the country each year and perhaps find a place that you really like to stay for longer.
This flexibility of work also allows you to take time off between assignments. More and more young people prefer this kind of approach to work and life.
In addition to the flexibility, being a traveling therapist also provides the opportunity for adventure. You’ll have the chance to experience different parts of the country and work in a variety of settings. Do you want to see how a big city hospital works? Or do you prefer the calm and relaxation of a small-town facility?
Aside from work, traveling medical professionals have a lot of leisure time, so you can use your assignment to do a variety of activities not available to you at your home. This diversity of experience can be exciting and enriching, and can also help you to grow both personally and professionally.
Speaking of professional growth, becoming a traveling therapist can also be a great way to expand your skills and knowledge. Working with diverse patient populations and learning from different colleagues and mentors can broaden your perspective and help you to become a more well-rounded therapist.
Plus, the variety of experience you’ll gain as a traveling therapist can make your resume stand out in the job market. Most hospital administrators are keen on hiring former traveling therapists as they know that travelers know how to work under pressure and are quick to learn and adapt.
Of course, one of the major perks of being a traveling therapist is the financial rewards. As you probably know, traveling medical professionals have higher wages than the regular staff due to their short-term contract nature. In addition to higher pay, many traveling therapist positions also include additional perks such as housing and travel expense stipends that are tax free.
This can be especially beneficial for therapists just starting out in their careers, as it can allow them to save extra money and pay off student loans. Just make sure to ask the recruiters at your agency what kinds of perks are included in your contract.
Traveling therapists are very sought-after, so if you are interested in becoming one, contact us, and our recruiters will help you navigate the process. Welcome to the Ventura MedStaff family.
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