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Physical and Occupational Therapists among the Top Ten Jobs in the Nation

Author Travel Force Staffing | 07.02 | Category Allied Healthcare, Healthcare Industry Trends, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist

A recent study in the Washington Post*  has ranked the top 10 jobs in the United States for 2013. While many of the occupations have remained the same, some have shifted their position in this year’s ranking.

Occupational Therapists (OT) professionals hold the number 7 position in the 2012 ranking while Physical Therapists (PT) came in at number 9 based on a methodology based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Physical Therapist careers carry an average pay of over $76,000.00 annually while Occupational Therapists enjoy an average annual salary of over $72,000.00.

Physical Therapists

Physical therapy jobs are available nationwide on a permanent basis as well as travel and per diem assignments. Healthcare employers posting the greatest number of positions  include  rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, out-patient centers, and top rehabilitation hospitals around the country.

The highest earning packages include top pay and benefits for contract travel assignments; with free private housing or stipend, free health insurance, travel, 401k plan and more.

Occupational Therapists

As an Occupational Therapist, there are thousands of positions staffed in the USA each year and many are on a travel assignment basis. These assignments provide phenomenal benefits in a variety of locations where accommodations are provided along with free health insurance including dental and life.

Travel Force Staffing is one of the industry leaders in matching position openings for Occupational and Physical Therapists. All qualifications are considered intently to ensure that you are right for the position and location.

Our promise includes promoting your experience, strengths and preferences to the hiring managers and assures you of the highest pay possible. Travel Force Staffing brings you to the employer or employee of your choice.

Apply to Travel Force today to find that Occupational or Physical Therapist position that is waiting for you.  Call now at 800-617-0608 or apply online.

Physical and Occupational Therapists among the Top Ten Jobs in 2013

** Source www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/the-10-best-and-worst-jobs-of-2013/2013/

For Healthcare Employers and Job Seeking Therapists Alike, Staffing Consultants Are a Win-Win!

Author Travel Force Staffing | 06.10 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, Healthcare Industry Trends, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Career, Speech Language Pathologist, Therapist Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist

Our recruiters use cutting edge technology in their selection process, but there’s more to it than that. They also value their career development partnerships, and work hard to maintain them; these alliances with universities and physical therapy programs throughout the United States put recruitment staff in contact with both new therapy graduates and veterans of the allied healthcare field. Though consultants review thousands of applications via an internal database, the process gets more personal when they have the distinct pleasure of meeting one-on-one with the talented therapists who come to college career fairs. The goal is to work closely with candidates, ultimately landing them high income and rewarding therapy jobs in all 50 U.S. States.

While it’s true that a consultant helps the therapist find his or her way in a fiercely competitive field, the end-result of working together is a win-win, not just for the job applicant, but for the healthcare employer as well. The win win situation for hospitals and therapistsconsultant vets the best physical therapists, PTAs, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists for therapy careers that help define rehab centers, out-patient clinics, skilled nursing facilities and more as among the best in America. Their approach to staffing hospitals is invaluable in the face of healthcare reform and the millions of newly entitled patients who will inevitably seek therapy from an allied healthcare professional.

Here are just a few more reasons why it’s a win-win for therapists and healthcare employers when they use a staffing consultant to fulfill their employment goals. Find these and other related statistics on Travel Force Staffing’s site.

  • The 39% surge in physical therapy jobs projected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics will open up some 77,000 more therapy jobs between now and 2020.
  • Rather than feel overwhelmed, healthcare employers have every reason to sit back, relax and let highly trained recruiters provide a complete profile, skills checklists, license verification and references with every candidate submitted.
  • The “very best” healthcare talent, classified as the top 10 percent, can expect to earn more than $100,000 a year!

Healthcare Employers, Post Your On-Line Positions with the Staffing Pros!  

Therapists with advanced clinical training and amazing potential know that short-term therapy jobs offer more than just high pay and the flexibility to do and see more; they also know that travel therapy jobs are an excellent opportunity for professional growth; these allied healthcare workers need only call 1-800-617-0608 or apply online to learn more. Hospitals interested in staffing the best of the best are encouraged to post your positions online today!

Attention Therapists: Here are 5 Smart Phone Apps That Help You Track the Weather during Hurricane Season

Author Travel Force Staffing | 05.23 | Category Allied Healthcare, How to Tips, iPad Apps, Physical Therapy, Product Reviews, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist

Chances are every healthcare professional has a smartphone with a variety of useful apps. Why not take advantage of these—especially the free ones offered for Andriods and iPads—and stay well informed about approaching storms? Whether it’s a mild tropical disturbance or a category four hurricane, therapists in all 50 U.S. states need to be prepared!

During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 26th through June 1st, therapists in the most vulnerable travel therapist states should take these apps into account.

  • The Weather Channel: This is the most well recognized resource. It’s also a free app for just about all smartphones. It’s like having the weather channel on, but in your pocket. The app gives hourly updates—not onlyhurricane tips weather app tracking the storm, but predicting what it will do next. The app also color codes regions most important to you by threat level.
  • WeatherBug provides up-to-the-minute forecasts and alerts, plus Doppler views of the storm. For those in Florida therapy jobs, i.e.in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, this app is terrific. It’s a nominal $1.99 fee for both iPad and Android users, and is ad free!
  • Hurricane Tracker includes updates from the National Hurricane Center, tropical wave data, threat-level maps, audio and video news updates, plus push alerts for your mobile devices. Android and iPad users can also check out a similar app called Hurricane Software that is free.
  • Sun Sentinel Sources for Florida Therapists: Since hurricanes tend to dominate the south Florida region, it makes sense to consult the South Florida Sun Sentinel News, Hurricane Headquarters and Ken Kaye’s Storm Center during the approach of any storm.
  • Florida Radars HD: This app is 99 cents and for the iPad only. It tracks radar views from eight different areas across the state for up-to-the-minute information on building or approaching storm systems. You can modify the app so the default screen covers South or Central Florida.

Stay Well Connected in Your Travel Therapy Job by Treating Your Phone Right during the Storm  

What good are smartphone apps if your phone is damaged, or not charged on a regular basis during the approach of a storm? Therapists are encouraged to keep their phones safe, dry and in mint condition, whether they are at the hospital, in the process or evacuating or waiting out the storm in safe physical therapist housing accommodations. The best and first thing to do is program emergency numbers into your phone RIGHT NOW if you haven’t done so already. Make sure you print the list, so you don’t have to waste precious power looking numbers up when you need them. It’s also a good idea to save important websites to your phone’s browser.

Keep your cell phone dry by keeping it, and all its accessories, in a Ziplock bag. Remember, too, to conserve battery power by texting rather than talking; your text message is likely to be better understood than your voice during emergency weather. And last but not least, create a family communication plan. Designate a central contact, who can alert your loved ones that you are safe. Travel Force Staffing consultants hope you stay in touch in the event of a storm, and contact them for 24/7 round the clock client service. Hurricane season lasts from June through November, but your consultants are here for you, year round when you call 1-800-617-0608. Get more information on evacuation maps and shelters, should you need it. Keep safe, friends!

Footnote:

The following links will connect travel therapists with the smartphone apps discussed in this article: WeatherBug;

The Weather Channel;

South Florida Sun Sentinel News;

Ken Kaye’s Storm Center and

Hurricane Headquarters. Other app links include

Hurricane Tracker and

Florida Radars HD.

Occupational Therapists in the Spotlight This Month, Helping Patients Drive Safely

Author Travel Force Staffing | 05.08 | Category Allied Healthcare, Contests, Monthly Events, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist

May is National Mobility Month

When it comes to helping patients recover or improve basic motor skills for daily tasks, occupational therapy is key, so it only stands to reason OTs are instrumental in helping patients drive. That’s why National Mobility Month this May snags the attention of allied health professionals, particularly occupational therapists who play a pivotal role in sport wheelchair assessments; these OTs help wheelchair athletes, looking for a chair that delivers functionality and comfort.

Transportation that is wheelchair friendly can require expertise and adjustments that occupational therapists may be specifically trained to give—inspirational stories worth sharing often come with the job. OTs who understand this may be interested in the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), and its contest that is looking to feature “local heroes” who thrive and excel in spite of handicap. If you are a therapist who knows someone deserving of a nomination, you can visit NMEDA’s site and enter them in a contest accepting entries throughout the United States and Canada. The prize is a custom wheelchair accessible vehicle.

This excellent idea, one that promotes the understanding that people with disabilities can live active, mobile lifestyles, was conceived of at the 22nd Annual NMEDA Conference in Phoenix; now in its 2nd year, National Mobility Month has been designated in the Congressional Record by the U.S. House of Representatives. If they don’t already know, occupational therapists should learn about NMEDA; it’s a non-profit trade association of hundreds of mobility equipment dealers, manufacturers and driver rehabilitation specialists dedicated to improving transportation options for the disabled.Occupational Therapy and national mobility month

These are just a few facts occupational therapists might share with patients and the general public that promote awareness for National Mobility Awareness month:

  • 6 million Americans with disabilities are veterans.
  • People with disabilities constitute the 2nd largest minority in the United States.
  • Over 18 million people in the U.S. and Canada have mobility issues and may someday require the expertise of an occupational therapist or other allied health professional.

Helping patients come up with automotive mobility solutions is a big part of OT jobs. For those patients who need guidance differentiating between safe and unreliable vehicles, therapists might consider disseminating information about National Mobility Awareness month and its ties to NMEDA.

Move Forward with Therapy Jobs During Mobility Month and Year Round

If you’re looking to touch the lives of patients in need of rehabilitation and a return to an active and mobile life, Travel Force Staffing has rewarding therapy jobs in all 50 U.S. states and would be happy to assist you when you call 1-800-617-0608 or apply online. Moving forward is what we’re all about!

Aging Boomers Offer New Opportunity for Occupational Therapy Job Growth

Author Travel Force Staffing | 04.08 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, Healthcare Industry Trends, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist, Video

There are two statistics that occupational therapists should be aware of when it comes to home health. The first is that 80% of those 50 years of age and older desire to age in their own homes or “age in place” and the second is that sixty percent of all falls occur in the home. Home health occupational therapists can help reduce falls by consulting patients on how to reduce environmental hazards in the home. Of course, home modifications are required for all types of clients with various health conditions including cognitive disorders or sensory and mobility impairments.

The home modification process includes a needs assessment, solution options and evaluation, patient training, and an outcome evaluation. A full assessment includes ADL activities such as personal hygiene, dressing, eating, and functional mobility as well as IADL chores such as housecleaning, shopping, communications, and transportation. Hobbies and recreational activities should also be factored in for a well-rounded lifestyle.

Home Health Advancements

Occupational therapy practitioners work individually with patients and clients to devise adaptations to the home environment in order to increase independence, promote health, and prevent further decline or injury.

Home health occupational therapists can suggest the products that will most benefit physically-limited patients. Low-cost solutions may include grab bars in bathrooms, rearranging furniture, levered handles on doors and sinks, handrails installed on either side of the stairway, clutter removal, and assistive devices. Higher-priced options may include wheelchair lifts and ramps, stair lifts, roll-in showers, tub benches, and even home renovation such as expanded doorways or the addition of a first floor bedroom.

Home health OT practitioners understand the functional impact of acute and chronic conditions that affect performance skills and mobility and can serve as a consultant to contractors, builders, architects, and community groups that provide home modification services.

Travel Force Staffing provides travel, temporary, and permanent staffing services to Outpatient Centers, Rehab Centers, skilled nursing facilities, and top rehabilitation hospitals nationwide. Specialty positions include Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, PTAs, Speech Language Pathologists and other allied health professionals.

Source: http://physicaltherapy.about.com/od/typesofphysicaltherapy/a/Falls.htm

Treating Occupational and Physical Therapy Patients with Aquatic Therapy

Author Travel Force Staffing | 04.02 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, How to Tips, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel Nurse Blog, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist

Occupational and physical therapists have been using water as a means to rehabilitate the human body for centuries. Water provides a means of non-impact resistance that is ideal for rehabilitating musculoskeletal disorders.

A recent study by the University of Wisconsin shows that hydrotherapy is beneficial for improving flexibility, sleep patterns and can relieve joint and muscle pain in adults that have a history of orthopedic discomfort. Proponents claim an increase in blood flow along with an improved flow of cellular breakdown byproducts to the lymphatic system for disposal.

A number of physical and occupational therapy techniques that have been developed are based on the buoyancy and resistant properties of water. Body weight is decreased while in the water and reduces stress on affected areas such as injured joints or muscles. It also is a resting place for muscles that would otherwise be used to support the body on land thereby relieving burden on the spine.

Stimulates Blood Circulation

Water temperature and pressure can be modulated in order to stimulate blood circulation to the injured area bringing fresh oxygenunderwater therapy and nutrients to engage the healing process. Hydrotherapy, as employed by physical and occupational therapists, now involve the use of mineral baths, underwater massage, water jets, whirlpool baths, hot tubs, and cold immersion or cryotherapy depending on the type of injury.

Additionally, most aquatic therapy pools in hospital and rehab center settings have hoists for lifting patients in and out of the pool, as well as walking bars and specially designed handles for those who have difficulty or who find it painful to move around without added assistance.

As aquatic therapy has developed, physical appliances have evolved to enhance the rehabilitation process. Therapy pools can be equipped with aids such as underwater treadmills, therapy jets, movable floors for depth variations along with hydro massage and underwater cameras. There are a number of accessories available to assist with the program including flotation devices, kickboards, barbells and webbed gloves.

Occupational and physical therapists can utilize aquatic therapy to treat musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders in order to reduce pain and muscle spasm as well as increase range of motion, strengthen weakened muscles, induce blood circulation, improve balance and coordination, and re-educate paralyzed muscles.

Travel Force Staffing provides travel, temporary, and permanent staffing services to Outpatient Centers, Rehab Centers, skilled nursing facilities, and top rehabilitation hospitals nationwide. Specialty positions include Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and other allied health professionals.

 

Source: www.hydroworx.com/research-education/research-studies/

Occupational Therapists Can Play Pivotal Role in Sport Wheelchair Assessments

Author Travel Force Staffing | 03.25 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, How to Tips, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel Nurse Blog, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist, Video, Videos

Studies have provided empirical data that physical exercise, sports, and recreation are important components of a healthy lifestyle. And that rings especially true for those who use wheelchairs in their daily lives. Sport wheelchairs have made tremendous advances over the years and the technology and materials used in these personal vehicles have enhanced the wheelchair athlete’s ability and comfort in their sports participation.

Occupational therapists can play a pivotal role in selecting a suitable sports wheelchair that fits the user’s unique characteristics.

Fit, Performance, and Comfort

Occupational therapists and their patients have never had so many choices to consider when custom designing the optimum unit for their chosen sport. Whether the preference is basketball, tennis or even extreme sports, each athlete’s sport wheelchair can be custom made for efficiency and durability.

The use of titanium or aluminum in the composition of the frame offers a more mobile and versatile manoeuvrability. Built in shock absorbers reduce the impact on the body.

Special tires and tread configurations reduce the wear experienced on more standard wheelchair tires as well as increase speed, traction and mobility.

Video about Cory Yeung in his new Q7  sports wheelchair and hear what he has to say about his chair and his life.

 

The customization of the chair encompasses many factors to ensure the best fit and maximum performance. It starts with chair and body measurements, rollability including the proper tires for the sport, upholstery, frame configuration and ease of use.

Construction of the frame for lasting durability is based on the user’s center of gravity.  Wheels and casters are fitted strategically for greater mobility.  Alignment of the chair and proper axle adjustment are equally important to ensure accuracy of the intended action.  Rear non-tip wheels are installed based on the exertion of the desired sport.

There are many sports for mobility challenged athletes to participate in with confidence and reliability.  Rugby, racing, hockey and football are a few of the more popular choices.  Each chair can be configured to any sport or a generic chair may be best for the athlete that participates in multiple sports.

Assessments and Accessibility

Occupational Therapists can complete a sports wheelchair assessment including the size and shape of the patient, functional abilities, home and work environment, single- or multi-sport, indoor or outdoor recreation, and the need for special components such as head and backrests, extra padding, footrests, or wheel size and maneuverability. Occupational therapists can assist wheelchair athletes choose a chair that provides maneuverability and, more importantly, comfort.

In addition to the wheelchair assessments, occupational therapists can offer their expertise to making adjustments in the home to accommodate the sports wheelchair user. Accessibility issues such as ramps, storage, and transporting the wheelchair to events and games are some of the areas occupational therapists can advise their patients.

Wheelchair Accessible Home Video

 

Travel Force Staffing provides travel, temporary, and permanent staffing services to Outpatient Centers, Rehab Centers, skilled nursing facilities, and top rehabilitation hospitals nationwide. Specialty positions include Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, PTAs, Speech Language Pathologists and other allied health professionals.

What Physical Therapists Can Do to Sharpen Their Skills

Author Travel Force Staffing | 03.18 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, Healthcare Industry Trends, How to Tips, How To's, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Career, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Travel physical therapy jobs

Tips for Physical Therapist Career

In the world of physical therapy, PTs are treating more patients with unique and highly specific needs, creating a demand for therapists specialized in certain areas. The reason for the shift in patient groups has to do with more than Baby Boomers reaching retirement age, living longer and becoming more active. The Affordable Healthcare Act is bringing a much higher volume of patients into the fold; these include patients who emigrated to the U.S., as well as those who may have needed physical therapy in the past, and are finally able to access it. Physical therapists are well advised to continue education and training throughout their careers. Click the link to read more about the Top 8 physical therapy certifications!

Physical therapists are now seeing more patients with heart disease and pulmonary issues; in spite of this, patient recovery periods are getting faster. These are some of the reasons cited for the change:

  • Early mobilization, including ICU patients who are encouraged to get up and moving
  • New technologies in conjunction with therapy
  • Educating patients about health and wellness topics that help prevent illness.

Changes in Physical Therapy Are Benefiting More People and Calling for More PTs!

Providing physical therapy to patients at the earliest date possible creates better long-term clinical outcomes.  Once a patient is receiving out-patient care, new challenges come to light, like pain management. PTs with experience using Manual Therapy Techniques (MTT) for the following illnesses are in high demand:

  • MTT for patients with lymphedema. Therapists who know how to do manual lymphatic drainage ease patients’ swelling, pain and improve their mobility
  • MTT for patients with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Some patients with BPPV manage to resolve their dizzy spells after 1 or 2 sessions with a therapist trained in this specialty.

Travel Force Staffing: Keeping Pace with Changes and Writing Happy Endings to Job Searches

To make a long story short, one urban city may have an average of 350 licensed physical therapists, with a  need for 50 more than that to meet the needs of patients in that community. With this in mind, recent graduates from accredited physical therapy schools will want to pursue specialized training in fields of therapy that are popular among growing patient groups. An experienced staffing agency can help in the placement of allied healthcare professionals, destined to fill these therapy jobs—part of the 20 fastest growing occupations! Call 1-800-617-0608 or apply online, where consultants are standing by to help review your training and licensing and ensure it’s up to date. There is a predicted shortage of 41,000 physical therapists by 2020 and you need to be ready!

Footnote: Some of the statistics and information that appeared in this post were taken from the following articles: The New Face of Physical Therapy and With aging, active clientele, physical therapists in demand

Top States offering Exceptional Occupational Therapist Job Opportunities

Author Travel Force Staffing | 02.05 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, certifications, Education, Healthcare Industry Trends, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Ongoing Education, Therapist Jobs, Therapist Jobs Postings, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) was busy in the later part of 2012 streamlining its application process for both Board and Specialty Certification Areas. Now therapists can look forward to a peer-reviewed portfolio process for certification that takes out any guess work, and better prepares them to submit an application by the June and December deadlines in 2013. Getting certified is voluntary, not mandatory, yet plenty of occupational therapists feel the press to do so, in order to receive the recognition they deserve from peers and healthcare employers.

Travel therapy jobs are a great way for OTs to flex their mental muscles, not only by working on the cutting edge of their professions, but by using the knowledge they’ve obtained from Board and Specialty areas of certification. Be sure to peruse the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) site to learn more about the online certification examination handbook and frequently asked questions of those preparing to master these areas:

Board Certifications

  • Gerontology
  • Mental Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Rehabilitation

Specialty Certifications for OTs and OTAs

  • Driving and Community Mobility
  • Environmental Modification
  • Feeding, Eating, and Swallowing
  • Low Vision
  • School Systems

Travel Force Has Competitive OT Jobs in These Exciting U.S. States

The Occupational therapist salary is driven by experience, credentials and the right resume—a trifecta that works in your favor once you align talents with an experienced healthcare staffing agency. Occupational therapists may be eligible for a $1,000 sign-on bonus and make as much as $90K annually. OTs and their assistants in COTA jobs are also earning handsome salaries, augmented by a full benefits package and free place to live, available to all full-time travel therapists. When you call 1-800-617-0608 or apply online, a consultant will be happy to confirm current and high paying occupational therapy jobs nationwide.

Included with the OT jobs information is a state board link that will help you better prepare. Therapists will want to make sure they have obtained licensure in the state where they wish to work.

List of Occupational Therapy Associations

Go Where Continuing Education Can Easily Find You

Allied health professionals don’t have to work hard to ensure their continuing education; some healthcare employers place such a high premium on this, they offer unlimited, and free CEUs for their occupational therapy team members. It’s almost like the education comes to you, rather than the other way around. OTs can earn credits in the comfort of their homes, via their laptops. Learn more about CEUs and other benefits by visiting Travel Force’s career resources page and liking us on Facebook—where we advertise to the minute occupational therapy job openings!

Footnote: Occupational therapists looking for recent salary information, may visit the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics online.

Top States for Therapy Jobs in 2013

Author Travel Force Staffing | 01.24 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, Fall therapy job locations, Healthcare Industry Trends, Locations, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapist Jobs, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Speech Language Pathologist, Spring therapy job locations, Summer therapy job locations, Therapist Jobs, Therapist Jobs Postings, Therapy Jobs, Therapy Jobs by Season, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist, Winter therapy job locations

Therapy jobs are recession proof in much of the U.S., but it’s a handful of states that have, over the decades, developed a reputation for being the best for therapy jobs. If you’re a physical therapist, occupational therapist or speech language pathologist looking for a quarterly breakdown of where the best jobs are and when, you’ve come to the right place.

The Best Winter Work Spots for Therapists

This winter, the Golden State is a favorite among therapists for the high wages and recession proof careers. The same can be said of Texas, Ohio and Florida. Please read more on these U.S. hot spots!

  • California therapy jobs run the high paying (average is $83,114 in LA) gambit between respiratory therapy jobs, OT jobs, physical therapy jobs and more! This is the country’s most populous state, and its high concentration of Baby Boomers mean allied health professionals are more necessary than ever! This time of year, the Golden State comes alive with world famous fancy food shows, concerts and more!
  • Florida therapy jobs are particularly kind to allied healthcare professionals with PT specializations, offering sign on bonuses that let you make the most of mild winter weather, averaging in the 70s!
  • Ohio therapy jobs pay the highest salary in Cleveland, averaging at $76,004. This is a state known for its comparatively low cost of living and high standards in the arts. Check out Arts In Ohio to see what we mean!
  • Texas therapy jobs are especially well paying in Austin where PTs make an average of $72,181 a year. Make sure you click your way through this 2013 Austin events calendar to see what the city has to offer!

top USA states for therapy jobs 2013

The Best Work and Play Destinations for Therapists on Spring Break!

California, Texas and Ohio therapy jobs were the best in winter and the best for Spring too! That’s why the focus is on Washington state and Oregon. Come read what’s happening in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Washington therapy jobs offer salaries above the national average, with the annual income in Seattle clocking in at $81, 840. Neighboring cities run close to that figure. Daffodil Festival events in Tacoma, Puyallup, Orting, and Sumner will brighten your spring; look for a grand finish to the season in Seattle, with the Northwest Folk life Festival in May.
  • Oregon Therapy Jobs in Portland offer PTs an average pay of $76,978; after factoring in the amazing benefits package that come with top travel therapy jobs, Oregon therapists can enjoy this coastal state and its hip environmentalism even more!

For Allied Health Professionals, These States Have a Cure for the Summertime Blues

High salaries and recession proof therapy careers are still available in Texas, California and Ohio this summer. Here are a few new U.S. states, with reasons that should snag the attention of travel therapists looking for a change in the hot months of 2013.

  • New Jersey Therapy Jobs are surrounded by coveted vacation rentals. Everyone wants to be there; however everyone can’t make the average therapist salary in the Garden State of $91,000.
  • Maryland therapy jobs are just a short drive from everything the Capitol City has to offer. In Baltimore, MD—known for being the best little city in the world, PTs earn an average salary of $78, 853!
  • Michigan therapy jobs are the highest paying in collegiate and charming Anne Arbor, averaging $77,994 for PTs.
  • Wisconsin therapy jobs allow you to spend an idyllic summer shopping or resting lakeside. Known for its low cost of living, the average salary of 72, 075 for Milwaukee PTs goes a long way!

“Fall” Into the Best Therapy Jobs Here!

Once again, the same hot spots for therapy jobs have followed this quarterly report into the end of 2013, with California, Texas, Florida, Ohio and Oregon topping the list. However two new stops on the map should brighten Autumn for therapist this year.

  • New York Therapy jobs are in the epicenter of urban life in the U.S.—and the average pay’s not bad, either: $88,336 in the Big Apple!
  • Arkansas Therapy Jobs may not top the list for highest paying in the U.S., but with scenery and wildlife fun beyond compare, and the lure of Little Rock, PTs will love their average pay of 65,048 per year.
  • Massachusetts therapy jobs in the Fall are a leaf peeper’s delight; it doesn’t hurt that therapy jobs in Boston pay an average salary of $83,763.

Call Travel Force Staffing and Work in your Dream Location!

Our free private housing is a room with a view in so many of these talked-about cities. Call 1-800-617-0608 or apply online today to get going!

**Reference to the average salary per state was taken from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) site.

 

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