It goes without saying, finding the highest pay and benefits and working with an experienced travel therapy staffing company are extremely important. However, what about other considerations that can make your first travel therapy assignment memorable?

Here are four considerations that can make your first travel therapy assignment memorable

On-site mentor. For a new travel therapist, working with a senior therapist can be a huge advantage. Finding someone who can take you under his/her wing and show you the ropes. Insights gained from an experienced therapist during the first assignment will pay significant dividends throughout your traveling therapy career.

Balanced schedule. Most therapist jobs are expected to see a specific number of patients. Finding the right balance between the daily needs of the facility and your needs is important. Observing treatment styles and techniques from other therapists can help you provide better care to your next patient and advance your career.

Facility fit. What facility environment suits your personality better? Inpatient or outpatient facility? Hospital or skilled nursing facility? What types of patients do you prefer treating? School aged children, young adults, or aging baby boomers? Find out which facility type and patients you enjoy working with and communicate those preferences to your career consultant.

Being with someone you know. First of all, whether it is a family member, a friend or classmate, having someone traveling with you may offer several benefits. If your drive is going to take a day or two, it will make the journey to and from your destination a fun road trip. Another benefit is being able to enjoy your days off exploring the area and sightseeing with someone you know. In addition, traveling in the region with a companion upon completion of your assignment is yet another great option. Most travel therapists who end up bringing a family member or friend along on their first assignment are glad they did.

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Your first assignment as a traveling therapist is special. So, write down the considerations that are important to you and discuss your preferences with your career consultant. The more your travel therapy staffing company knows about your preferences, the better they can match your interests with the available assignments.

In conclusion, we hope you are still excited about being a travel therapist. Host Healthcare offers many travel therapy benefits. Benefits include: competitive pay, tax-free tuition reimbursement, and a mentorship program for new grad travel therapists. The choice is yours. Browse through our extensive list of travel therapy jobs or call one of our friendly travel therapy recruiters at (800) 585-1299. We are here to help you to get started.