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by Hobohealth
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommended traveling companies?
Replies: 4
Views: 11798

Re: Recommended traveling companies?

If you'd like to send me an email, I'd be happy to share the companies I use.

I try not to be too verbal publicly about the companies I like or dislike.

James
[email protected]
by Hobohealth
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New grad considering travel job
Replies: 1
Views: 8546

Re: New grad considering travel job

2-3 different agencies is what I mean to recommend. When you work with an agency, you'll either just have one recruiter assigned to you, or they may have you work with different recruiters based on state or region. But do whatever feels manageable to you. I think working with 2 to 3 is best for some...
by Hobohealth
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about traveling
Replies: 3
Views: 22259

Re: Thinking about traveling

I would say you need to dictate to them where you want to go. They are pushing you towards Cali because they have a lot of need and can make good money placing you on assignment there. You should choose where you want to go and make them find jobs for you... Also, if there's somewhere you'd really l...
by Hobohealth
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAWAII
Replies: 3
Views: 22669

Re: HAWAII

It really depends where you'll be, but I think finding some sort of car will be to your advantage. If you're in Honolulu, that's really the only way you could live comfortably without a car - I've done that there. A bike and the bus system will get you pretty far - it's like any other big city. But ...
by Hobohealth
Fri May 19, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Considering traveling therapy and don't know where to start
Replies: 5
Views: 14144

Re: Considering traveling therapy and don't know where to st

"What about mail? Car insurance? Renter's insurance? And things like that?" For mail: USPS has a "Change of Address" option that works marginally well. I have a long string of mail forwards through random PO Boxes that mostly get my mail to me... mostly. You will see there is an option for temporary...
by Hobohealth
Thu May 11, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Travel Respiratory Therapy ?'s
Replies: 1
Views: 9312

Re: Travel Respiratory Therapy ?'s

Great questions. So great that I decided to make a blog out of it - hope these answers help: http://hobohealth.com/wordpress/traveltherapy/a-few-good-questions/ I try not to give specific recruiter recommendations on the site to keep it fairly impartial, but I'd be happy to send you an email with my...
by Hobohealth
Fri May 05, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Considering traveling therapy and don't know where to start
Replies: 5
Views: 14144

Re: Considering traveling therapy and don't know where to st

Sounds great! Get out there. Traveling will be a wonderful way to explore and figure out where you really want to be. The dog may pose some difficulty in finding housing, but people figure out ways to travel with pets - many live in RVs, if that interests you at all. I try not to be too public bad m...
by Hobohealth
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PTA travelers?
Replies: 8
Views: 23983

Re: PTA travelers?

Uhg! There's a lot of PTA's on here writing. I wish there was a way to connect all of you to get some better info out there. I'll refer to these posts as well, you might try posting in them to see if you can get someone to reply: http://hobohealth.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8243&p=11589&hilit=PT...
by Hobohealth
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveling Pairs
Replies: 1
Views: 8886

Re: Traveling Pairs

My wife and I are a PT/PT couple that were able to travel for 10 years. Sorry for my slow reply, we had a baby this week!!! I have had close friends who traveled different professions, but together. One couple was a PT and an ER Doc the other was PT/SLP. But couples were able to make it work for a l...
by Hobohealth
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Travel therapy companies / travel PT recruiters
Replies: 91
Views: 173964

Re: Travel therapy companies

You're right, there are soooo many options. I once asked a JCO auditor how many staffing agencies they accredit - she told me "over 300"! ...and that was probably at least 5 years ago. I imagine there are more agencies now. There are a ton of agencies - if your agency doesn't treat you as well as yo...
by Hobohealth
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping clothes, goods to assignment site?
Replies: 1
Views: 11313

Re: Shipping clothes, goods to assignment site?

We've shipped stuff super-slow through the post office (USPS). It seems to be the cheapest option by far. Boxes can weigh up to 75 lbs. But if you take the cheapest option (ground) it can take 3-4 weeks to get there. My advice, pare down. Get minimalist. Maybe ship a box or two, but get all of your ...
by Hobohealth
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Travel with a almost stranger?
Replies: 0
Views: 9457

Re: Travel with a almost stranger?

Hey Debbie, I'll throw some feelers out there and see if I can direct some people to this post. Good luck and enjoy!
by Hobohealth
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about traveling
Replies: 3
Views: 22259

Re: Thinking about traveling

Goooood questions. Let's try to take them 1-by-1, I'm sure you'll have more questions later. I started with the company finding me housing just for ease, but haven't done that since my first assignment. If you find your own housing, you can usually find a better deal financially. But, since you'll l...
by Hobohealth
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PTA travelers?
Replies: 8
Views: 23983

Re: PTA travelers?

No clue on # of PTA travelers... or I guess the real question is number of jobs available versus number looking. But, I have crossed paths with my fair share of travel PTAs, so they are out there. The geographic need might be a little more nuanced than with PT depending on what areas use PTAs more t...
by Hobohealth
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PTA travelers?
Replies: 8
Views: 23983

Re: PTA travelers?

As for question 2, I would say the timeline is similar for PTAs. Not to say that you couldn't find an assignment further out under the right circumstances - it is just more common to find jobs on a short timeline. For questions 1, I honestly have no idea... let me see what I can stir up from PTAs an...