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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 »

Great Things About the Great Plains States

Wide-open spaces. Small-town charm. Arts and culture. The 10 states (Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming and Colorado) that make up the Great Plains are incredibly diverse. Experience this unique area of the U.S. when you take a travel therapy or travel nursing contract in one of these states. We think it’s pretty great here! Read more »

5 National Parks That are Fun to Visit in Winter

There are so many National Parks it’s nearly impossible to pick a bad time of year to visit them. Except maybe winter. When the weather changes or extreme weather occurs, some park areas close to visitors. Luckily, there are National Parks in warmer climates worth exploring this time of year. Read more »

The Flexibility of Travel Therapy

We find ourselves revisiting the theme of flexibility every year because it’s truly one of the best benefits of travel therapy. If you’re still on the fence about this career choice we’d encourage you to think specifically on the perks of flexibility and what it could mean for you. Read more »

Saving Money as a Traveling Professional

We often hear that money is the major motivator when it comes to deciding whether or not to take a travel assignment. Many of our travelers are trying to pay down school debt, pay for their own wedding, or save for retirement or a major purchase, like a new car. But 13 weeks is a long time to be “stingy.” Here are a few ideas for free or inexpensive activities to help keep that money in the bank: Read more »

Four Core Questions You Should Ask Any Travel Therapy Recruiter

When you get a call from a recruiter regarding travel therapy (and you will eventually) I always suggest asking these four “core” questions. These questions can help you determine if they are the right recruiter for you as you consider this career path:

  1. “How long have you been a recruiter?”

Remember, you are in the driver’s seat. I’m not saying someone who has been a recruiter for a year can’t do the job, but you can never overvalue knowledge and experience. Read more »