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3 Reasons to Work with a Physical Therapy Staffing Agency

November 18, 2016
by Voyage Healthcare

The medical profession, like many other professions, utilizes temporary employees. When it comes to travel physical therapy, working with a staffing agency could either start your career or help you reach that next step in your journey.

Here are three reasons working with a physical therapy staffing agency can help you:

1. Jumpstart Your Career

Having the right education is no guarantee of instant employment. After finishing school, you could still face months of sending out resumes and going through interviews before a suitable position is secured.

If you choose to sign up with an agency that specializes in therapy staffing instead, you will have access to a team of professionals that will do their best to find you a suitable position for your skillset as quickly as possible, even if it’s only a short-term assignment. That’s because as soon as you’re working, the staffing agency begins to make money, you receive a regular paycheck, and the medical facility is happy. Everybody wins!

2. Boost Your Resume

While working through an agency is a great way to begin your career, it is also a great stepping-stone to reach the next level of your career. That’s because working with an agency for a couple of years allows you to gain experience in multiple settings, creating a well-rounded resume.

While the structure of the resume should always make it clear that the experience was gained through a staffing agency, it never hurts to include the name of the client, a primary contact, and a breakdown of the services provided. The range of experience will capture the attention of employers who are looking to fill a permanent position and help you stand out.

3. Choose Your Adventure

As many other temporary employees have learned, not all temporary positions are in the local area. If you love the idea of traveling, you can take advantage of one or two year assignments that are based in another city or across the nation. Along with being able to hone your skills and make valuable connections, you’ll also have a chance to see a little more of the world.

A related benefit is that if you need to take some time off for personal reasons, you just need to complete your current assignment and then ask the agency personnel to not offer any further assignments for the next couple of weeks. Providing a reasonable amount of notice will be all it takes to remain in the good graces of the agency and have a new assignment waiting down the road.

Voyage Healthcare has physical therapy opportunities available across the country! Check out our current job openings here. You can also contact us at (800) 798-6035 if you have any questions about traveling as a medical professional!