Why Travel As An Occupational Therapist?
Occupational therapy travel jobs are a great way to earn a competitive salary while working in a variety of work settings and communities. As a traveling occupational therapist you are able to practice your profession in cities across the country. Perhaps you are a recent graduate and want to build your resume by working in different settings before you settle into your occupational therapy career. Maybe you are easing into retirement and would like to try out different communities before deciding where you'll end up. Of course, you could also enjoy the excitement of moving from city to city helping people through therapy and making friends from all over the country. You can even become a traveling occupational therapist working in different locations in your own home town. We've highlighted some of our travelers' stories on our home page so that you can see many of the reasons people choose travel therapy jobs.
Cariant is a health care staffing agency that focuses exclusively on therapy travel jobs and we fully understand your special career needs. Your recruiter is your partner throughout your tenure with our company. We work with you to find customized occupational therapist assignments so that you are placed in situations that are right for you. We pay for and help you negotiate licensure, and check in with you weekly once you've begun an assignment. Because many of our directors are therapists, we can offer professional support and mentoring as well.
Cariant places occupational therapists in direct hire as well as contract OT travel jobs in a variety of medical settings. Whether your job search includes hospitals, skilled nursing or assisted living facilities, outpatient clinics, in-patient rehabilitation units or even school systems we’ll work with you to find your ideal situation. Traveling is a great way to practice occupational therapy many different settings.
We negotiate a competitive salary for our traveling therapists and offer a generous benefit package. Our therapists receive free private housing and a tax free travel stipend. In addition to health insurance, we have a 401(k) plan, referral bonuses, continuing education and a medical flexible spending account. For more information on eligibility and to see the full menu of available benefits, look through the "Benefits" tab on our home page. Our web site provides some great resources to help you determine what you will need to become licensed in a particular state and how much your take home salary and per diem will be in a given city. These are all important things to consider when you are choosing your next travel occupational therapy job.
What is the process?
Because we place occupational therapists all over the country and in a wide variety of work settings, it is important that we know your needs. A great place to start is with our "What are you looking for?" form on our website. The questions are designed so that we can create a customized placement based on where you want to live and work, activities and amenities to which you'd like access, as well as whether you are traveling with a pet, spouse or child. A conversation with a recruiter will also help further define your ideal job situation.
Your recruiter will set up a phone interview with health care facilities and provide interview feedback. Once you receive an offer then we start coordinating logistics for transportation and housing. We will help you become licensed and pay for it too. Your relationship with your recruiter doesn't end when you start your occupational therapy job. We'll make sure to regularly check in with you and start working on the next occupational therapist placement. For more information call us and talk to a recruiter or read through our FAQ page on this site.