While we certainly advocate for travel therapists and think it’s a great career, the truth is that travel therapy isn’t for everyone. The lifestyle and career requirements might not be for everyone. This article outlines the pros and cons of travel therapy.

The Pros and Cons of Travel Therapy

There are several common responsibilities between permanent and travel therapists. However, there are some differences and they could be viewed as pros or cons depending on your point of view.

Traveling from city to city every 3 months. This is the biggest difference between a permanent and travel therapist. Moving from city to city can be exciting for some. The ability to see new places, meet new people and experience new things. However, some people might not enjoy the constant traveling. Being on the go every 3 months might be overwhelming for some people.

Needing to get new licenses. As a travel therapist, you might need to get multiple licenses depending on where you work. While we help you through the process & reimburse you, the thought of completing more licenses might be the last thing some therapists want to do.

The Pros of Travel Therapy

Above are a few things that again depending on your point of view could be a positive or negative. These items however are absolute the pros of travel therapy.

Make more money. As a travel therapist, you can make on average 20% more money compared to a permanent therapist. What will you do with all that extra money?

Gain more experience. As a travel therapist, you will meet so many more people. The people you work with will allow you to gain more experiences. You will learn from them and be able to grow your career. The patients you see will allow you to learn how to work with all types of people.

See more things. Being a travel therapist allows you to check out so many more things. Traveling to and during your assignment will present opportunities to see so many wonderful things this country has to offer.

Other Benefits of Travel Therapy

As a travel therapist, in addition to the pros listed above, you will also receive many other benefits:

  • Day 1 medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Deluxe housing
  • Matching 401k
  • Travel and license reimbursements

Host Healthcare Travel Therapist

Hopefully you enjoyed learning about the pros and cons of travel therapy. Interested in learning more about travel therapy? Reach out to your recruiter or fill out this form below.

Host Healthcare offers an extensive list of travel therapy jobs. In addition, call specific recruiter directly or if you don’t have a recruiter, call (844) 812-8094 and one of our friendly recruiters will be happy to help.