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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 »

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 »

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 »

Ask Your Travel Therapy Questions at APTA CSM

Next week the Cariant team will be attending the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in San Antonio, Texas.

If you’ve met us previously at CSM or a National Student Conclave and are closer to graduation, CSM is the perfect time to get to know Cariant better and ask your more detailed questions about how we can help you be successful as a new grad traveler. Ask Division Manager Tracey and Therapy Recruiter Carrie your travel therapy questions at booth 1651 in the exhibit hall.

And of course, we’ll have hourly drawings for our favorite Will Work For Travel t-shirts! Plus, the return of our Trail Mix Mixer bar will tide you over between exhibit hall visits.

Stop at booth 1651 to pick up materials about travel therapy, grab a snack, and enter to win a t-shirt! We’ll see you soon in San Antonio!

An 11-Year Travel PT Run

Travel therapy, taken one piece at a time, consists of 13-week assignments. Travel therapists are never on the hook for a long-term contract, though many of our travelers stick with us for two or three years. Some therapists love travel so much they make an even longer commitment.

Jackie W., PT and long-time Cariant Health Partners traveler, is retiring to a permanent position after an 11-year run. Jackie traveled for us in a variety of settings, starting off in Washington and then exploring other states including Arizona, New Mexico, Illinois and Colorado.

“This will likely be her last year or two of physical therapy in California before officially retiring,” says her recruiter Tony Marino. “I will always keep the door open should she decide to come out of retirement and pursue yet another travel adventure.”

Jackie’s loyalty will always be remembered by our team. Thank you, Jackie, for representing Cariant for so many years!