Travel OT Job Description

FAQs for Travel Therapy JobsThank you for taking the time to consider a travel therapy job or allied health career with Onward Healthcare. Below are a list of answers to many of the common questions we receive from our rehab professionals in order to better serve you. We hope you find them helpful and informative. If you are not able to find your answer or have additional questions, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-278-0332 or

About Travel Therapy

Why do rehab professionals choose travel careers?

Some therapists travel to explore the country, while others do it receive better compensation and test out new settings. While a lot depends on the individual, most therapists choose a travel career for a combination of location, pay, benefits, and professional opportunities.

What are the minimum requirements to become a travel therapist?

To work as a travel therapist, you must have a valid degree in your area of practice from an accredited healthcare professional program in the United States or Canada and have passed the national licensure exam.

Where can I go as a travel therapist?

By working as a travel therapist, you have the flexibility to go almost anywhere in the country. We have therapy and rehab positions from coast to coast, in small towns and large cities. When you speak with your recruiter, you'll be able to specify your top preferences and we will give our best effort to find you the travel therapy job that matches your criteria.

About Onward Healthcare

Is Onward Healthcare certified by the Joint Commission?

What types of allied health / rehab professionals does Onward Healthcare staff?

Onward Healthcare offers nationwide travel assignments, permanent placement and per diem jobs for a range of allied healthcare professionals, including physical therapists (PTs), physical therapy assistants (PTAs), occupational therapists (OTs), certified occupational therapist assistant (COTAs), speech language pathologists, respiratory therapists and select radiology professionals.

How do I get started as a travel therapist with Onward Healthcare?

Am I required to pay a fee to Onward Healthcare for their placement services?

No. Our services are free of cost to our candidates.

Applying for a Therapy Job

Am I required to commit to a job with Onward once I have submitted my application?

No. Your application or statement of inquiry is simply used to qualify you for potential employment. However, if you decide to pursue a travel therapy job, this will be all the information we need to submit your profile to one of our client facilities.

How long will it take to find me a travel therapy assignment or permanent / per diem therapy job?

Once we have verified your references, our recruiters will discuss with you all of the opportunities available at Onward Healthcare. You could obtain a therapy job in as little as one week as long as your documentation is in order and you have a current license in your desired state, however the typical process is usually two to three weeks.

Do I need to sign a long-term contract in order to work with Onward?

No. Your obligation to Onward only lasts for the length of the particular therapy job you choose to commit to.

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