Travel Physical Therapist Jobs in Tennessee

Tennessee is an ideal destination for travel physical therapists, offering a wealth of healthcare opportunities in a variety of settings. From the stunning mountain ranges and lush forests to metropolitan cities such as Nashville and Memphis, it has something for everyone. Whether it's exploring stunning mountain landscapes or immersing yourself in rich cultural offerings, Tennessee will surely provide a memorable experience for any travel physical therapist looking to build their skills while discovering this beautiful state.

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Tennessee Travel Physical Therapist FAQ

The median salary for Physical Therapists in the state of Tennessee was $86,090 per year or $41.39 per hour in 2020 with most earning an annual salary between $72,610 and $102,500 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level jobs in Tennessee or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $52,730, while the highest 10% earned more than $118,100. Tennessee ranks 36 in median annual salary for Physical Therapists, though when adjusted to the relative cost of living, Tennessee ranks at 14. 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.

In order to become a physical therapist in the state of Tennessee, you must fulfill certain requirements. First, you will need to submit an application through LARS (Tennessee's Online Licensing System). You must create an account before you can apply. Your application must be accompanied by a fee of $235 for Physical Therapists and $225 for Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs). Once the application is received, it typically takes 6 weeks for processing. In addition to your application, you must also hold a current license from another state and all other applicable qualifications as determined by the Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy.

Yes, Tennessee is a member state of the Physical Therapy Licensure 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 increasing the mobility of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.