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Category Archives: Travel Therapy

Traveler Hobbies

What do you do when you are miles away from home and not at work? What will keep you from spending all of your hard-earned money? What will give you fond memories of your current assignment and ones to come? A hobby!

Through the years, I have worked with many travelers and the question always remains the same, “What can I do with my free time so I don’t break the bank, but still enjoy my time traveling?” Read more »

Any Time is a Good Time to Try Travel Therapy

It’s a well-debated topic regarding travel therapy—what point in your career is the best time for it? We know in reality it comes down to personal choice, but looking at the different travelers we’ve worked with over the past 16 years, we can confidently say that any point in a therapy career can be a good time to try travel therapy.

New Grad Travel Therapy

Cariant specializes in introducing new therapy graduates to the world of travel therapy. Working multiple contracts in a year allows you to gain valuable experience with different settings, sizes of facilities, patient demographics, Read more »

Three Destinations to See During an Arizona Contract

Arizona is a beautiful state. We know because we’ve seen the pictures from our travelers’ adventures! If you haven’t yet made it to this southwest state, you’ll find much to see and do. Add these tourist locations to your bucket list:

Antelope Canyon

Guided tours are required to see this sandstone formation. And to experience the Read more »

How to Handle Initial Recruiter Conversations

Unless you were referred to a specific recruiter by a traveler, or you are proactively reading recruiter bios to find someone you’d like to contact directly, chances are your first interaction with a recruiter will be a random match. For example, whoever is available when you first call a travel healthcare company, or which recruiter is up next to respond to email inquiries. Read more »

Resume-Building Reasons to try Travel Therapy

Cariant recruiters work with new and recent therapy graduates, helping to find travel therapy jobs that allow them to explore, have adventures, and be flexible with how they balance work and life. There are different schools of thought on how best these years should be spent. We agree that these are important developmental years as clinicians. We also know that travel therapy can bring as much value to a resume as working at the same facility and treating the same caseload for two to three years. Read more »

Travel PT Interview: April Fajardo

April Fajardo, PT was no stranger to traveling before she started with Cariant Health Partners. The seven medical mission trips she had been on greatly influenced her decision to become a travel PT. Even now she is busy in Central America, following her passion and taking advantage of the flexibility that travel therapy offers. Before she left we had a chance to ask her a few questions about her travel PT experience, and get her advice for other new therapists considering this career path:

What led you to travel therapy?

With a blink of an eye I went from graduate student to officially unemployed. Ahhhhhhhh!!!! What should I do now? Should I apply for a neuro residency? Should I work full-time or PRN? Should I live in Texas, transfer my license to California, or travel? Where do I even start?

I’m not going to lieI was overwhelmed. Read more »

What Are Guaranteed Hours?

A popular question from our newer travelers is, “What is this section on my contract about guaranteed hours?” Essentially, a guaranteed hours clause ensures a traveler will be paid for a set amount of hours each week on their paycheck regardless of how many hours were actually logged—assuming certain conditions are met. Read more »