Travel Physical Therapist Jobs in Rhode Island

Physical therapists in search of a travel job in Rhode Island will find an abundance of options. From bustling cities like Providence and Warwick to small towns and rural communities, there are plenty of facilities offering travel physical therapy jobs ranging from major academic medical centers to small clinics and community hospitals. Rhode Island is sure to provide an unforgettable experience for those looking to gain new skills while discovering all that New England has to offer.

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Rhode Island Travel Physical Therapist FAQ

The median salary for Physical Therapists in the state of Rhode Island was $85,470 per year or $41.09 per hour in 2020 with most earning an annual salary between $67,940 and $101,470 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level jobs in Rhode Island or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $58,860, while the highest 10% earned more than $116,480. Rhode Island ranks 39 in median annual salary for Physical Therapists, though when adjusted to the relative cost of living, Rhode Island ranks at 43. 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.

Becoming a Travel Physical Therapist in Rhode Island requires you to obtain a license from the Rhode Island Department of Health. To apply, you will need to submit an application and a fee of $155 for Physical Therapists and $50 for Physical Therapist Assistants. You can find the application form online. Once it is submitted, processing time typically takes 4-6 weeks. After you receive your license, you will need to maintain it by renewing it every two years and satisfying all requirements as set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health Board.

Yes, Rhode Island is a member state of the Physical Therapy (PT) Compact. The PT Compact is an agreement between member states to improve access to physical therapy services for the public by increasing the mobility of physical therapists across state lines. In 2023, Rhode Island introduced SB580 which allowed them to become a member of the PT Compact. This bill was passed through both houses and Rhode Island officially became a member state in 2023.