Allied Therapy Jobs for New Graduates

A travel therapy job is a great option for graduating PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs and SLPs entering the workforce. Travel therapy jobs give new graduates the freedom to explore several career options before settling into a permanent job or location.

By contracting with a travel therapy agency as a new grad, you will be able to test out a variety of settings to figure out which is best for you. In addition, travel therapy jobs often pay higher hourly salaries due to the elevated demand, so candidates could earn more than they would with a permanent position. You will also have the opportunity to travel the country and explore new and exciting locations.

Travel therapy jobs allow new grads to build their resumes at top facilities while continually developing their skill set in order to advance their career. Read below to find out the requirements for a career as a travel PT, PTA, OT, COTA or SLP, as well as the perks of travel therapy jobs and how to get started.

 

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Requirements for a Travel Therapy Job

 

  • A degree from a U.S.-accredited allied healthcare program, a valid professional practice license or certification, and present proof of your right to work in the United States (the most common forms of this are your birth certificate, social security card, or U.S. passport)
  • Current license in the state in which you'd like to work
  • Clinical experience in relative setting preferred

Benefits of Working as Travel Therapist

  • Industry-leading pay and bonus options
  • Free, private housing or housing stipend
  • Tax-free travel reimbursements
  • Medical, dental and life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Generous referral rewards programs
  • Direct deposit (some positions provide weekly pay, others biweekly)
  • 24-hour on-call clinical service support

How to Get Started as a Travel Therapist

  • Complete our online travel application
  • Speak with a recruiter about your preferences
  • Begin interviewing with facilities
  • Accept the travel therapy assignment of your choice
  • Travel to your new location and begin your 13-week assignment

As you begin to explore a career as a travel therapist, it’s important to understand all of the options available to you.

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