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Allied Travel June 15, 2011

By Keeley Murphy

Travel Therapy is a Great Option… If This Option is Right for You.

Have you considered making a change in your career direction or maybe just a change in scenery? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to practice in different cities? Then maybe working as a traveling therapist is just what you need. There are several great reasons to consider the lifestyle of a traveling therapist beyond just the excellent pay. If your life allows flexibility and you are open to adventure, then maybe it’s time to explore this career option further. But I must warn you, travel therapy isn’t for everyone! 

People choose the life of a traveling therapist for a wide variety of reasons. Some are attracted by the high pay and potential for bonuses. Others want to find out what it is like to live in different cities. Maybe the job market for full-time therapy jobs in your city is limited. Traveling allows you to get paid to go where the job opportunities are, some within a commutable distance to where you call home!

Are you new to therapy? Travel therapy allows you to temporarily work in multiple settings and states while you consider where you want to settle permanently.  Maybe you are looking to retire in a few years and have always wanted to see new places, but raising a family has been your priority, travel therapy is home to many “empty nesters.”

Excellent pay, benefits and 100% control of when and where you work is also an added benefit! Most traveling therapists make double what their permanent counterparts make without working a single hour of overtime. Most travelers are offered health insurance that starts day 1 and retirement options with company matching. Are you sick of the standard 2 weeks off a year that you must accrue? Traveling therapists who complete 13 short weeks can take as much time off between contracts as possible, allowing them to control when they take vacations or just some much-needed R & R!

Traveling therapy comes with many wonderful financial and career growth benefits, but it also requires hard work, flexibility, and mobility. If you are up for a challenging yet rewarding career path, then I encourage you to do your research and choose a reputable company that specializes in therapy, as well as a recruiter who understands your needs.

Happy trails!

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