It’s an exciting time as a physical therapist college graduate. No more exams, no more classes, no more homework. However, there is one stressful thing some students go through after graduation. And that is the thought of having to pay back student loans. According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), today’s physical therapist graduates on average leave school with more than $83,000 in student loan debt. How do you begin paying that off? Learn how travel therapy can help you pay off your physical therapy student loans.

5 Ways How Travel Therapy Can Help You Pay Off Your Physical Therapy Student Loans

Earn More Money. According to, the average salary for a physical therapist is $82,000. Now there are a lot of factors that go into that, one of which is years of experience. It is safe to say that if you are a new grad looking for a physical therapist salary that you will most likely be making less than $82,000. However, did you know that one of the ways travel therapy can help you pay off student loans as a physical therapist is by offering you more money? As a travel physical therapist, you can make up to if not more than $100,000 after all benefits and allowances are included. A six-figure salary should help you pay off your student loans.

Tuition Reimbursements. At Host Healthcare, we are proud to be one of the few companies that offers a tuition reimbursement program. Our tuition reimbursement program offers up to $5,250 in tuition reimbursement for recent PT, OT, and SLP graduates! Want to learn more? Check out this and all the travel therapy benefits offered by Host Healthcare.

Become A Mentor. Everyone can use a mentor at some point in their professional life. Someone that you can bounce ideas off and learn from. At Host Healthcare, we are proud to offer a mentorship program for our travel therapist. If you are already an experienced travel therapist, you can become a mentor and help someone else. Financially, this is a fantastic opportunity. But it also feels good to give back to others.

Stipends. As a travel therapist you receive tax free reimbursements for things like housing, meals, and incidentals while you are on a travel assignment. Have someone to stay with during an assignment? That means you can pocket your housing stipends to be used somewhere else. Does a family member live nearby to your assignment? Go over there for meals to save money with your meal stipends. These stipends can provide some extra money that over time can be used to pay off your student loans.

Refer A Traveler. When you enter the exciting career as a travel therapist, odds are you will begin meeting other travel therapists. Or even people who are interested in becoming a travel therapist. Many travel companies offer a refer a traveler program. Host Healthcare offers a cool $1,000 when you refer a physical therapist. That’s $1,000 for you just by telling someone about Host Healthcare.

Hopefully after reading this article you have discovered that being a travel therapist is a terrific way to earn some extra money. These 5 ways are great solutions when asking how travel therapy can help pay off your physical therapy student loans.

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