How To Get Started As A Traveling Therapist


To begin your travel therapy career, follow the steps below!

1. The first and most important thing you need a travel therapy or healthcare company. You want to do your homework and make sure the company can serve you properly. To learn more about to choose a travel agency click here. 

Several keys to choosing your ultimate travel company include:

-Asking for recommendations from fellow peers and travelers

-Conducting a throughout internet search looking for reviews and further information on each company

-Look for companies that can provide basic benefits at least! Some companies offer free continuing education and other loyalty programs. But don’t be fooled, sometimes these companies are lowering your pay rate to afford these added bonuses.  In this case, it is important to speak with your recruiter to ensure you are earning what you deserve and that there are NO hidden costs!

-I often look for large reputable companies as these are likely to have the most positions available

2. Then you must complete the application process and submit any required paperwork including resume and references to the agency. This is usually done through their online portal.

3. Then you will speak with a recruiter. A recruiter is almost just as important as a travel healthcare company, as they help you find and apply for traveling positions. Your recruiter will ask you a series of questions to help narrow down your job search based on various needs such as location, setting, goals, pay rates. To learn about keys to finding a perfect recruiter for you click here! 

4. After your recruiter speaks with you, you with then start applying to hiring facilities. Usually you will get a phone interview if the facility is interested-this is often with the manager. Then set a start date and pack your bags!


The whole traveling assignment and hiring process can take 2 weeks so be prepared, organized, and ready! This was a quick and simple over view of the travel healthcare process. Click here to read the step by step guide to traveling therapy for a more comprehensive overview!


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