Physical therapists (PTs) are in high demand across the country – especially physical therapists who want to work as traveling PTs. As a physical therapist, you know how essential you are in helping patients recover while avoiding the risks of surgery or the side effects of pain medication. As a travel PT, you can perform the job you love in exciting destinations you’ve always wanted to visit. If you are a PT interested in taking your career to the next level, explore our travel PT jobs with Cross Country Allied.
As a physical therapist, you teach your patients how to manage conditions so they can live and function at a healthier level. The treatment techniques you use, such as developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs, allow you to assist patients of all ages to move with limited pain, to reclaim their ability to perform day-to-day tasks, and to prevent disability and loss of mobility.
PTs provide care for patients in a number of settings like:
At Cross Country Allied, we continually receive new travel physical therapist jobs in a wide array of environments, schedules and locations.
Physical therapist salary varies according to facility, location, qualifications, and experience. The median physical therapist salary was $86,850 with the lowest 10 percent earning less than $59,080 and the highest 10 percent earning more than $122,650 in 2017 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Travel physical therapist salary reflects the salary range of permanent PTs; however, travel PTs are paid in hourly compensation through their travel PT company. In addition to their hourly pay, travel physical therapists that work with Cross Country Allied receive referral and completion bonuses, comprehensive health benefits, subsidized or free housing, and more!
Employment of physical therapists is projected to grow by 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than the average for all occupations according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Newly emerging areas of practice in physical therapy related to the needs of an aging population are increasing the demand for PT services.
To practice as a physical therapist, you must obtain a graduate degree from an accredited program in physical therapy and pass the national licensure exam. Because of the demands and requirements needed to assist people in restoring and improving motion, PTs require a highly specialized education. New PTs must earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree; master’s degrees in PT are no longer offered in the U.S. In most cases, state licensure is required in every state where a physical therapist practices. As a traveling PT, you will want to ensure you have the correct credentials and licensure before applying for a travel physical therapy job.
Discover what Cross Country Allied can do for PTs! At Cross Country Allied, the possibilities of where you can take your career as a physical therapist are endless. When you take a PT job, you can be rewarded for your hard work not only with high pay and great benefits but the ability to visit places you have only wished you could go before. Whether you love the sunshine of Florida and Southern California or the rugged mountains of New England and the Pacific Northwest, or you just want to stay close to your hometown, you will gain a fresh, new perspective on your skill level and capabilities as you travel the country as a PT.
The talented recruiters at Cross Country Allied will get to know you and help you find the ideal assignment that meets all of your expectations. Plus, wherever your travels take you, an excellent benefits package will be waiting:
Let Cross Country Allied help you meet your goals as a traveling PT. Call us at 800.223.9230 or search our travel PT jobs and apply online!