Be a Travel Therapist: How to Get Started

Travel Therapist

Getting started as a travel therapist

Getting started as a travel therapist can vary for everyone. Some therapists may want to jump right in and take a job as soon as possible. Others might want to be more strategic and plan more in advance. Whether you are a novice traveler or somebody who has been traveling for years and years, a travel therapist opportunity can have a lot of benefits.

Wait, what is travel therapy?

So, travel therapy refers to the industry that places physical, occupational, and speech-language therapists in therapy and healthcare jobs across the United States. Generally, these contracts are short-term, but could segway into a longer or permanent contract. Travel therapy jobs can be anywhere and everywhere in all 50 states, even Alaska and Hawai’i. Travel therapist contracts can be in schools, outpatient clinics, hospitals, home health, rehabs, skilled-nursing facilities, and long-term care facilities.

Travelers are needed to fill immediate staffing needs. These staffing needs might be caused by staffing shortages, covering leaves of absence for permanent employees, or other specific needs of an organization.

Fulfill your travel dreams

Therapists seek travel opportunities for a number of reasons. Sometimes, they simply want a change of location. Or they are looking for a new job, a new experience, or a new challenge clinically. They want to become a traveling therapist to work in new settings.

How do you get a job as a travel therapist?

Travel therapists primarily get jobs from intermediary staffing agencies. Clinics, rehabs, schools, and other healthcare institutions will contract with these staffing agencies directly, or through vendors, to list employment opportunities, and those agencies will in turn find talent to bring on to staff those positions.

All experience levels are generally desired. In fact, some facilities in places that are harder to staff (like rural areas) might be more likely to take somebody with no experience and train them on the position.

Therapy Solutions sources physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists to fill positions for other healthcare and rehabilitation providers as well as school districts.

Whether you are a PT, PTA, OT, COTA, or SLP looking for full-time, part-time, or travel opportunities, Therapy Solutions will match you with a position that aligns with your discipline and skills. We offer both short and long-term healthcare and therapy positions. Take your next travel therapist opportunity with the help of Therapy Solutions.

About Therapy Solutions 

Therapy Solutions provides healthcare and therapy staffing solutions for hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), school districts, independent and assisted living communities, therapy agencies, and home health networks. Therapy Solutions helps companies manage therapy and rehab operations and staffing more efficiently. We fill gaps in staffing fluctuations with qualified, professional therapists who can quickly step in to fill a need. 

Learn more today about our options and contact us now. 

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