Is it possible?
According to traveling healthcare professionals… YES!
Let’s break it down.
Meet Dave! He’s one of our traveling physical therapists. We asked him what it’s like working his dream job while traveling.
Q: What are the benefits of traveling?
A: “Two of the main benefits of traveling are flexibility and variety.”
Dave said he enjoys the different lengths of time off between assignments. There are also flexible work locations and durations for his assignments.
As far as variety goes, there’s a lot of it! Dave said the practice setting, patient populations, staff/co-workers, department policies, and overall work experience make each assignment unique and exciting! After and between shifts, the adventures are just as diverse. Dave said he loves getting to experience different communities, restaurants, breweries/wineries, and entertainment. The outdoor adventures aren’t too shabby either!
Q: What do you get to explore on time off?
A: Dave said he loves regional outdoor adventures of his choosing! This ranges from local entertainment to weekend getaways tot he coast, mountains, or river valleys. Not to mention, the drive between each assignment destination can be its own adventure!
Q: Any volunteer opportunities?
A: “Communities often embrace any volunteer work you or your traveling partner wish to provide. Local animal shelters are always looking for help walking and taking care of those wonderful adoptable pooches and kitties.”
Q: Why is traveling the dream job?
A: “Honestly, I will echo my statements from above [regarding] variety, flexibility, and variability.”
Dave also added he loves, “having an opportunity to experience differences in communities that you may want to call home for the long run someday.”
Q: Any advice to future traveling healthcare professionals?
A: “Don’t be afraid to be happy where you are. If you find yourself having a good work/community/living experience and the facility is offering to extend your contract, stick around. That next great destination will always be there in the future.”
Inspired? Let’s start planning your #adventureswithRTG here.
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