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Top 5 Benefits for Travel Therapists

When most people talk about travel jobs for healthcare workers, they are referring to Travel Nursing.  In fact, Nursing specialties do make up the majority of healthcare workers who travel, but there are plenty of opportunities for Physical and Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, and other Allied Professionals who want to be a working tourist.
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When most people talk about travel jobs for healthcare workers, they are referring to Travel Nursing.  In fact, Nursing specialties do make up the majority of healthcare workers who travel, but there are plenty of opportunities for Physical and Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, and other Allied Professionals who want to be a working tourist.

Obviously, one of the biggest draws for healthcare professionals who want to find travel opportunities is the ability to see other parts of the country while earning a living.  What those considering travel therapy jobs may not be aware of, are all of the other benefits that come with being a traveler.  Let’s take a look at the top benefits that make travel therapy such a great career opportunity.

Choice.  Travel therapists have the ultimate say in where and when they work.  If you are a Physical Therapist, who lives on the east coast but has always wanted to visit California, the chances are pretty good that you can find a 13-week assignment in the Golden State.  At the end of the assignment, often you can extend for another 13-week period or find another California-based assignment.  The bottom line is, you hold the cards and with the help of your recruiter can find the best opportunity to meet your needs.

Relocation Assistance.  Are you hesitant because the thought of packing up and moving for shorter durations seems a bit daunting?  Not to worry.  Travel therapists are in such high-demand that personalized assistance with every aspect of your move is a key benefit that you will receive.  Some positions and locations even include private housing.  Many experienced travelers will admit that the first time you pack up for an assignment, you will most likely bring more than you could possibly need.  But as you get your feet wet and a few assignments under your belt, the moves become second nature, and you will have your packing list down to a science.

Great Salary.  Typical full-time therapy professionals already earn a pretty good salary.  Those that choose to become travel therapists may find that the pot is sweetened when you are called upon to help fill critical needs.  Travel therapists will earn very competitive wages and in some areas of the country even more.

Improved Skills and Perspective.  As a travel healthcare professional, you will be working in some of the finest facilities around the country.  While there, you will be exposed to different techniques, alternative perspectives on care, and many other variables that you may not find when you work in the same place, year after year.

Great Perks.  Recruiting healthcare professionals to become travelers has led to the aggregation of unique and potentially lucrative benefits.  In addition to health, dental, and life insurance, travelers receive 401(k) plans and have access to several other perks.  Supplemental Health Care rewards their employees with points for every hour they work.  The Our Rewards program allows you to redeem earned points for any of thousands of brand name products and gifts.  Supplemental also manages the Helping Hands referral program which pays staff to recruit for the company.  Through Helping Hands, you can earn $1 for EVERY hour that your referral works for the company, for as long as they work for the company.

Now that you know a bit more about the great benefits of becoming a Travel Therapist (or Working Tourist, if you prefer), why not take a moment and search all of the great opportunities that are waiting for you.  Once you are ready to learn more, contact us here.

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