Q: What are the requirements to becoming a traveling therapist?
A: Typically, you will need a minimum of 1 year of recent experience (which may include internships). There are some leniencies depending on the facility and job requirements. You must also be a graduate of an accredited healthcare professional program in the U.S. or Canada. A valid license in the state you are interested in working in and proof of the right to work in the U.S. need to be provided as well.

Q: How long will I be scheduled to work at a particular facility?
A: For the most part, assignments are 13 weeks long. However, its’ very common for travelers to extend assignments to 26 weeks or longer. Extensions are being offered more frequently, and it’s up to the traveler on whether they prefer to stay or not. On occasion, there are short term assignments that last for less than 13 weeks.

Q: Can I chose where I work?
A: One of the perks of traveling is being able to choose where your assignments are. The top travel companies have assignments with all types of healthcare facilities in all 50 states of the U.S. Part of the process of becoming a traveler is to communicate your preferences in assignment, facility type, and location with your recruiter prior to being presented with options. A good recruiter will only present options to you that match with your preferences.

Q: Can I take a permanent job at one of the facilities that MTS found for me?
A: As a general rule, you can take a permanent postion with the facility after one following the termination of contract with MTS, without written consent of MTS. However, we know that there are many circumstances that are beyond our control, and will definitely work around this rule.

Q: How often do I get paid?
A: We pay our therapists bi-monthly on the 7th and 22nd of each month. We offer direct deposit so that there is no delays in getting the check into your account, otherwise that is the date the checks are mailed directly to you.