Occupational Therapist Travel Positions
There are many careers that people could refer to as a "dream job" but getting paid for traveling the country and meeting up with some new and interesting people, enjoying the differences in many cultures, and making a difference in their lives, well you could make a great argument that occupational therapist travel positions are the true "dream jobs."
For those who have obtained their occupational therapist license and degree, there is a huge demand for short-term occupational therapist travel positions. This is definitely not the career for someone who likes to stay at home, this is well-suited to the adventurous and passionate few of us who really want to go somewhere and make a difference in many lives. There are very few people who will accept a job knowing that it will only last for 13 weeks. More people would rather have the stability of a stagnant, nine-to-fiver with no growing room or intellectually stimulating new locales.
There has been such a lack of applicants for the occupational therapist travel positions that are available that the industry is reaching out in new directions and you can find many sites online who offer their staffing services for the positions. This is fantastic for someone who has just gotten their degree and needs to find work immediately straight out of college. These staffing agencies can link up potential employees with positions where they are needed. The occupational therapist can take their pick from the numerous opportunities available.
The typical occupational therapist travel positions last on average 13 weeks, but this can vary between positions based upon the necessity and situation. The therapist can choose to jump from one assignment straight into another, or simply take a little bit of a respite in between their job assignments. The typical pay for one of these occupational therapist positions is competitive with the more traditional therapist positions in the industry, but when you factor in all of the reimbursements and compensations for things such as travel expenses, lodging, food and insurance along with the opportunity of traveling to fun locales, this career path is quite appealing.
As I have said before, this is not a "dream job" for just any therapist. The ones who prefer to stick around their own towns and cities just simply would not enjoy the occupational therapist travel positions, but that just leaves more openings for those that would enjoy it. Before you get into this new career, you should assess your own life situation and make sure that you don't have things that would tie you doe to one location such as family and children, or even community and church obligations.
If, on the other hand, you have nothing holding you back from pursuing this career and you find that occupational therapist travel positions sound like "dream jobs," then the nation is opening its doors to you and begging you to travel around the country changing people's lives for the better and enjoy the many rich cultures that it offers.
Just remember to research it well, and think on it for a while before you decide that this career path is right for you. The best part about it is that you can try it out to see if it's for you by accepting a position, and if afterwards you feel that this is not a right fit, you can simply not accept anymore positions. It's completely up to you.