Are you looking for a new adventure, flexibility and control, and a way to earn high pay and benefits all at the same time? A traveling school-based speech-language pathologist (SLP) job is a fast paced position that allows you to travel the country, develop your clinical skills, and learn from other skilled clinicians in the industry. Here’s why a job as a traveling school-based speech-language pathologist (SLP) could be a great fit for you!
What is a Travel SLP?
A traveling speech-language pathologist (SLP) job provides patient services in a variety of areas including schools. Specific duties and responsibilities depend on the job location, but the focus is usually on patient diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of speech, communication, and swallowing disorders. As a traveling SLP, you’ll work on short-term temporary assignments, as school-based contracts usually last 9 months, and other contracts could last anywhere from 13 weeks to a year.
What’s the Purpose of a Travel SLP?
Traveling SLPs fill staffing shortages across the U.S. in a variety of settings. An SLP may be out on maternity or medical leave. Or maybe there is a seasonal staffing need for a school, or a school is chronically short-staffed and relies on travelers to provide care to children. No matter what the need, you could step in and fill the gap. The best way to get connected with a school-based travel SLP opportunity is through a healthcare staffing agency.
Why Should I work as a Travel SLP?
Aside from the high pay and employment benefits, there are so many additional benefits that come with a travel SLP position. As a travel SLP, you’ll have the opportunity to live and work in places that people dream of visiting. With each new contract, you can explore the area, visit landmarks, and always find something new. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has created a map of the employment of speech-language pathologists by state, just think about all the places you could live and work!
Life as a travel SLP is fast-paced and exciting, as the job is perfect for those who love a new adventure or change. Travel SLPs are also constantly learning, as being immersed in new environments provide ample learning opportunities from other working clinicians, the industry, and the area itself. New settings, people, and information can help you become a more independent and confident clinician overall.
Get Started With Pioneer Healthcare Services!
If a traveling SLP position sounds good to you, you may be wondering how to get started. Unless your best friend is also a travel SLP and can hook you up, you should consider teaming up with your local healthcare staffing agency and take advantage of experienced recruiters with industry knowledge and networking capabilities!
Recruiters have the first access to travel SLP jobs, and they come up quickly! If you want to stand a chance at landing your next travel adventure, it pays to check in often with a recruiter. Developing a relationship with your recruiter will help you be at the top of the list when such opportunities arise.
Contact our team of professional healthcare recruiters at Pioneer Healthcare Services today, and see what adventure awaits you!