Transitioning into a Career as a Traveling Therapist

Traveling therapy roles are abundant—for instance, check out these great nationwide therapy opportunities from our friends at Princeton Staffing Solutions—and they do wonders for therapy professionals who may be feeling as if they have stagnated in their current role or setting. If you’re interested in taking on your first travel therapist role, here are some tips on how to get started.

  1. Start with a Map: If you are going to cross state lines, you will need to seek licensure in the state or states you are aiming for. By narrowing down your search and beginning the credentialing process in specific states, you will be setting yourself up to work in your ideal location. The process can take a few months, so it is important to start in on this right away, or partner with the right staffing company to help you expedite the process (but more on that later).
  2. Narrow It Down: One of the best things about travel therapy positions is that they offer variety. Decide what type of setting you are looking to work in, and how long of a contract you are seeking. Most travel therapy contracts can range from 8 to 26 weeks, or even the length of an entire school year, depending on what setting you land in.
  3. Get Connected: Partnering with the right recruiter or staffing company can make all the difference in landing your dream travel role. From getting you into your ideal contract to handling travel plans and housing or licensure, it is essential to have them in your corner.

Disclaimer: The viewpoint expressed in this article is the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the viewpoint of the owners or employees at Healthcare Staffing Innovations, LLC.