Travel Physical Therapist Jobs in Mississippi

Spark your journey in travel physical therapy by discovering all that Mississippi has to offer. From the lush forests of Northern Mississippi to the charm of cities like Jackson and Biloxi, there is something for everyone in this Southern state. Explore the Magnolia State for its wide range of entertainment and activities, including picturesque beaches on the Gulf Coast with casinos full of games, concerts, and delicious meals. Get started today and make the most out of Mississippi's rich offerings!

Mississippi Travel Physical Therapist FAQ

The median salary for Physical Therapists in the state of Mississippi was $91,960 per year or $44.21 per hour in 2020 with most earning an annual salary between $77,660 and $104,270 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level jobs in Mississippi or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $68,940, while the highest 10% earned more than $122,020. Mississippi ranks 14 in median annual salary for Physical Therapists, though when adjusted to the relative cost of living, Mississippi ranks at 1. Typically, travel pt jobs will provide higher hourly and weekly pay than permanent positions in the same specialty, facility, and location. The estimated weekly gross pay listed for travel Physical Therapists is based on the specified hours per week listed on job cards and includes available stipend amounts.

The requirements to become a licensed physical therapist in Mississippi include an application and a fee. To apply, visit the Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy website. The current fee is $325 for Physical Therapists and $300 for Physical Therapist Assistants. Once the application is submitted, all necessary documents must be provided in order to complete the process. Processing times typically take 1-2 days after receipt of all required documents. If approved by the Board, applicants will receive their license and may then begin practicing physical therapy in Mississippi.

Yes, Mississippi is a member of the Physical Therapy Compact (PT Compact). The PT Compact is an interstate agreement between member states to provide a state-developed collaborative structure to protect the public by allowing physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) to practice in multiple states. Mississippi enacted the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact into law in 2017.