What is Travel Respiratory Therapy?

Travel respiratory therapy is a contract-based career for respiratory therapists who are wishing to help fill shortages at facilities across the country. Travel respiratory therapist jobs tend to range in length from 8 to 26 weeks, with most lasting 13 weeks. With the availability to take on positions in all 50 U.S. states, RTs can take their career to the next level with the freedom to travel every three months!

Who can be a Travel Respiratory Therapist?

Anyone can be a travel respiratory therapist by attending and graduating from a respiratory therapist school or program, and having the desire to provide high-quality care while traveling the country. We recommend at least one year of experience before accepting any travel respiratory therapist jobs. Travel RT professionals are in high demand. A strong foundation in respiratory therapy and the ability to adapt to change will help you thrive in this role.

Why do I want to be a Travel RT?

Why not? A travel respiratory therapist salary can mean competitive pay, amazing benefits packages, and free or low-cost housing. Plus, RTs have their pick of which states they want to reside in. Gain a new sense of adventure and independence by experiencing the U.S. as few get to do.

How do I get started?

Travel respiratory therapy jobs come with a unique set of requirements and opportunities. The first step in getting started as a travel RT is to determine if traveling makes sense for you. Once you determine that travel respiratory therapy is right for you, you’ll want to contact a reliable travel RT staffing company. Then you can begin your relationship with an experienced recruiter who will guide you through finding and starting your first travel respiratory therapist assignment.

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