Travel Physical Therapist Jobs

Travel physical therapists are invaluable in helping patients recover from their injury or chronic condition. Travel PTs are often used after hospitalization when the patient is discharged and needs a little more care before they can return home and are able to provide treatment plans that will help the patient improve their mobility, strength, and range of motion.

Travel therapy professionals are in demand around the country, and Fusion Marketplace provides is thre perfect place to search for travel physical therapy jobs. Here, you have the freedom to compare perks and benefits offered by staffing agencies in one place - including pay packages, 401k plans, medical, and dental insurance. So create a profile and find your next job today!

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Travel Physical Therapist FAQ

How Much Do Travel Physical Therapists Make?

A physical therapist's salary can vary significantly depending on the experience of the PT as well as the location, facility, and assignment. The median salary for a physical therapist was $91,680 in 2020 with most earning between $75,360 and $106,060 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level PTs or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $63,530, while the highest 10% earned more than $126,780. Typically, travel physical therapist opportunities will provide higher hourly and weekly pay than permanent positions in the same location, though this varies widely by travel physical therapist jobs.

Which States Have Highest Paying Physical Therapy Jobs?

Nevada pays the highest average salary to PTs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics with an average annual wage of $108,580 and an hourly wage of $52.20. Nevada is followed by California ($104,500 per year, $50.24 per hour), Alaska ($100,330 per year, $48.23 per hour), New Jersey ($100,740 per year, $47.12 per hour), and Connecticut ($100,580 per year, $48.36 per hour).

Seeking the highest-paying contract doesn't always mean that you should take assignments with the highest weekly pay. Factoring in the cost of living of each state can often give a better indication of what a travel physical therapist can expect to earn from an assignment. When comparing adjusted PT salaries, Mississippi, New Mexico, Kansas, Alabama, and Oklahoma make up the top five highest paying states.

What Does a Physical Therapist Do?

Physical Therapists (PTs) are responsible for developing and implementing a plan to address the needs of patients with injuries or physical disabilities. This will include developing a treatment program, performing tests, providing post-surgery care and instruction, and providing pain relief. Physical Therapists play an important role in the rehabilitation, preventative care, and treatment for patients with injuries, illnesses, and chronic conditions that affect functional movement. Physical Therapy work can vary depending on the setting as the needs of patients with sports injuries are different than orthopedic or geriatric patients.

How to Become a Travel Physical Therapist?

In order to apply for travel pt jobs, you must have a degree from an accredited physical therapy program and pass the national licensure exam. Nearly every state will also require a state license in order to practice. It is important to ensure your credentials are correct before applying for a physical therapy travel job.

Creating a profile with Fusion Marketplace is one easy way to store and share employment history, education & certification, licenses, references, and any other professional documents. Fusion Marketplace also offers multiple agencies specializing in allied health travel, and the recruiters are available to provide support at every stage of your travel career.

Where are there Travel PT Jobs Available?

Travel physical therapy jobs are available all across the country in a variety of healthcare settings. Traveling provides the opportunity for a therapist to explore different parts of the country, gain valuable career experience, and work with a wide variety of patients and facilities.

Travel PT assignments are available in:

  • Hospitals
  • Acute Care
  • Outpatient and Clinical Settings
  • Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care Facilities
  • Home Health Services
  • Hospices
  • Surgical Centers
  • School and Education Centers

What are the Benefits of Becoming a Travel PT?

Traveling as an allied health professional provides a number of personal and career benefits. Travel Physical Therapist Jobs provide competitive pay packages, as they are needed all across the country. With the physical therapist jobs expected to grow by 20.5% by 2030 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, physical therapy travel jobs will be in demand for years to come in nearly any setting. This demand allows a PT to explore the country and experience any health setting from home health to acute care. Agencies also may also provide insurance benefits, travel reimbursement, housing stipends, reimbursement for licenses, and other perks depending on the contract.