Introducing ‘Travel Therapy Mentor’ and the Future Plans for ‘Fifth Wheel Physical Therapist’

Written by Jared, September 17, 2018 Background on Our New Venture I've been torn about which direction to take this site for a long time now. When I originally started the blog (almost 2.5 years ago now), I was excited about a variety of topics and wanted to write about all of them. I thought … Continue reading Introducing ‘Travel Therapy Mentor’ and the Future Plans for ‘Fifth Wheel Physical Therapist’

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Travel PT: Swansboro & Jacksonville, North Carolina (March-July 2018)

*by Whitney* Timeline: March-July 2018 Previous post on our travel assignment timeline: Travel PT: Morehead City & Swansboro, NC   Our Jobs So when I last left off, we had extended our contracts with the same outpatient orthopedic company in Eastern NC, but I switched from the Morehead City location to the Jacksonville location. We … Continue reading Travel PT: Swansboro & Jacksonville, North Carolina (March-July 2018)

Travel PT: Morehead City & Swansboro, North Carolina (December 2017-March 2018)

*by Whitney* Timeline: December 2017-March 2018 Previous post on our travel assignment timeline: Moving Back to The Coast of North Carolina, Struggles of the Camper Life (December 2017) Old Stomping Grounds We arrived back in Eastern North Carolina in December 2017 and stayed at the same campground where we had lived when we were there earlier … Continue reading Travel PT: Morehead City & Swansboro, North Carolina (December 2017-March 2018)

Travel PT: Moving Back to The Coast of North Carolina, Struggles of the Camper Life (December 2017)

*by Whitney* Timeline: December 2017 Previous post on our travel assignment timeline: Western North Carolina (August-December 2017) Choosing Our Next Jobs As I mentioned in my last post on Western North Carolina (WNC), we were originally planning on heading to the west coast and were working on licensing in Arizona. But we received an unexpected … Continue reading Travel PT: Moving Back to The Coast of North Carolina, Struggles of the Camper Life (December 2017)

Travel PT: Western North Carolina: Healing a Broken Arm, A Total Eclipse, and Tons of Outdoor Adventures! (August-December 2017)

*by Whitney* Timeline: August-December 2017 Previous post on our job timeline: Travel PT: Living in WVA, Working in VA… A Crazy Assignment, Plus a Broken Arm! (April-August 2017) Getting Started So, I had just broken my elbow at the end of our last assignment, but we had to move to our new location anyway so Jared … Continue reading Travel PT: Western North Carolina: Healing a Broken Arm, A Total Eclipse, and Tons of Outdoor Adventures! (August-December 2017)

How I Saved Over $100,000 in 1.5 years as a New Grad Physical Therapist

*The photo above was taken in Montego Bay, Jamaica during an amazing all-inclusive vacation we took during this 1.5 year time period, paid for with credit card rewards. A Common Trend Being involved with many different Facebook groups full of therapists of all disciplines, one thing that I see that these groups all have in … Continue reading How I Saved Over $100,000 in 1.5 years as a New Grad Physical Therapist

Is it Possible to Save a Lot and Still Have Fun With Travel Healthcare?

I recently had someone comment on my blog post about working only half the year as a travel therapist while earning a full time salary. He asked how it could be possible that I could have paid off all my student loans (which is actually not the case..) and be close to only having to work only … Continue reading Is it Possible to Save a Lot and Still Have Fun With Travel Healthcare?

Making a Full Time Therapist’s Salary Working Only Half of the Year

A major consideration for many therapists when considering a career path is pay. Debt to income ratio is a big factor in this concern for making a higher salary. But, for some, the desire to have a higher income may also be to avoid burnout by being able to work less hours while still earning … Continue reading Making a Full Time Therapist’s Salary Working Only Half of the Year

Travel PT: Adventures While Living in WV and Working in VA (April-August 2017)

*by Whitney* Timeline: April-August 2017 This is the third post about this assignment. Check out the other two below if you haven't already: Part 1: Travel PT: Moving Struggles… Moving from Eastern NC to West Virginia (April 2017) Part 2: Travel PT: Living in WVA, Working in VA… A Crazy Assignment, Plus a Broken Arm! (April-August … Continue reading Travel PT: Adventures While Living in WV and Working in VA (April-August 2017)

Breaking Down Overtime and Holiday Pay as a Travel Therapist

If you have been reading this blog for any length of time, then it's probably no surprise to you that I enjoy keeping track of everything regarding my finances. I also have been known to take any possible opportunity to make extra money, which is a big reason why I'm less than a year of … Continue reading Breaking Down Overtime and Holiday Pay as a Travel Therapist