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Initially, the thought of traveling to a new town or city to take on physical therapy assistant jobs seems glamorous and exciting. The possibilities are endless. Then, once you start to think about it a little more, that inevitable twinge of anxiety creeps into the picture. Why is that? Well, many people don't like the idea of saying goodbye (albeit temporarily) to family and friends. The good news is that through companies like PPR Healthcare Staffing, you can apply for and accept travel therapist jobs without having to move away from home. If you're interested in taking on temporary PTA jobs, it's important to understand that by limiting your options on where you'll work, you could be missing out on some great opportunities.
Sometimes it's a little easier to handle when you know that there's a certain timeframe attached to your travel therapist jobs. Leaving family and friends for six months (for example) at least has a definite start and end date. You know that at the end of the six months, you can go back home. With all the money you'll be making with your physical therapy employment, you'll be able to afford a plane ticket for someone to come and visit you! That's assuming you don't have a friend or family member already with you. Sometimes we can't wait to get away from family for a while and at other times, we just want to keep them close. Through PPR Healthcare Staffing you can actually bring friends and family with you on your PTA travel jobs.
If you're still a little worried about diving into a PTA travel job, consider testing the waters by committing to one work term, even if it's close to where you currently live. That way, you'll start to build some confidence and by the end of the work term, you'll be more than ready to move on to bigger and better things within the PPR Healthcare Staffing travel program.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|