A Case for Travel Therapy as a New Grad: The Power of Compounding Interest

Travel Therapy and Improving Your Finances Hello again. If you've read any of my posts in the past then you probably already know that I enjoy writing about a lot of things, but two at the top of my list of favorites are travel therapy and personal finance. Today I want to make a case … Continue reading A Case for Travel Therapy as a New Grad: The Power of Compounding Interest

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Guest Post on NewGradPhysicalTherapy: “Repaying Student Debt with Travel PT”

In October 2017 I had the opportunity to write a guest post for the blog New Grad Physical Therapy titled "Repaying Student Debt with Travel PT." I somehow let it slip through the cracks and never shared the post on my blog. I thought it was a very applicable post for physical therapy students or … Continue reading Guest Post on NewGradPhysicalTherapy: “Repaying Student Debt with Travel PT”

Travel PT: Eastern North Carolina (January-April 2017)

*by Whitney* So it's quite ironic that I'm just getting around to writing about our experience in Eastern North Carolina at the beginning of 2017... because we are actually about to go back there for the end of 2017! In a recent change of events, we've accepted contracts to return to this same location for … Continue reading Travel PT: Eastern North Carolina (January-April 2017)

Travel PT: Moving to the Northeast

WOW- if I thought I was going to get caught up back in October when I last posted & started this one, boy was I wrong! Let's see if I can be any more successful this go round. Starting back where I left off with our travel PT adventures... 😀 Timeline: March-September 2016 After spending … Continue reading Travel PT: Moving to the Northeast

What is the pay difference between Travel PT and Permanent PT jobs?

What’s the Pay Difference in Travel vs Perm PT jobs? This is one of the most common questions I get asked by physical therapists or DPT students that are considering travel PT. Everyone knows that generally you make more, but these people want to know if the extra pay is enough to outweigh the hassles … Continue reading What is the pay difference between Travel PT and Permanent PT jobs?

Travel PT: Moving Deeper into Southwest Virginia

-By Whitney- Timeline: Dec 2015-March 2016 So, as our second (or third for me) round of contracts were winding down, we again started looking for the next one. Have you gotten the theme yet? Working as a traveler really reminds me of being in school and going from one internship to the next. You think … Continue reading Travel PT: Moving Deeper into Southwest Virginia

Travel PT: Playing Musical Jobs

-By Whitney- Timeline: Sept 2015-Dec 2015 As I said in my last post about our first jobs, I was preparing to finish up with my first 13-week contract (a retirement community in Blacksburg, VA) and join Jared at his facility (a rural hospital in Pulaski, VA) working in the outpatient department. Jared was planning to extend … Continue reading Travel PT: Playing Musical Jobs

Travel PT: Our First Jobs

-By Whitney- Timeline: June 2015-Sept 2015 As I explained in my last post, my first travel PT job was at a large retirement community in Blacksburg, Virginia and Jared's first job was at a small hospital (acute care) in Pulaski, Virginia. Our jobs were about 45 mins apart, and we were staying at a furnished … Continue reading Travel PT: Our First Jobs

Our Experience with Finding Travel Jobs

Arguably the two worst parts of being a travel physical therapist include: finding new jobs and applying for PT licenses in new states. Many other travelers would likely include finding housing on that list, but that has not been much of a hassle for us to this point due to choosing to live and travel … Continue reading Our Experience with Finding Travel Jobs

Travel PT Plan for the Next Four Years

Whitney and I have been discussing our plans for future travel assignments over the past couple of weeks. We have several areas throughout the country that we would like to explore, but we know that our options will be limited by the fact that we are both trying to find outpatient physical therapy jobs. We … Continue reading Travel PT Plan for the Next Four Years