Getting started with Advanced
How do I choose an assignment?
To help you choose an assignment in travel therapy, Advanced Medical has a team of talented and experienced recruiters to ensure that your placement is in accord with your career aspirations, travel preferences and pretty much any other modifier that may come into play as you select the travel therapy position that makes sense for you.
What does AMPS mean?
AMPS stands for Advanced Medical Personnel Services and is a quicker way to text that. P.S. we have a super convenient text feature that allows us to text you from our computers so if you think of a question in the middle of night, text your recruiter’s text line so you don’t forget!
What travel therapist specialties does Advanced Medical staff?
Advanced Medical provides staffing solutions for OT, PT, PTA, COTA and SLP travel therapy specialities.
What type of support is provided if I have a clinical or administrative problem?
Advanced Medical provides 24 hour customer service and has a full time Clinical Director to assist you in resolving any issues may come up.
Am I obligated to travel with Advanced if I fill out an application?
Nope. You are no required to travel with Advanced Medical if you have filled out an application and your information is always kept confidential.
Is there a fee when becoming a travel therapist with Advanced Medical?
Not at all. You become our employee and we pay you.
Do you have other travelers I may speak with to gain their insights on traveling?
Yes, Advanced Medical's "Advanced Mentors" program provides a wealth of information and an opportunity to connect with well informed mentors in the field of travel therapy.
How can I stay informed about open travel healthcare jobs?
You can stay informed about open travel healthcare jobs by signing up to receive SMS and Email Alerts from Advanced Medical.
How do I become an Advanced Medical therapist?
To become an Advanced Medical Therapist, simply fill out our online application.
Is Advanced Medical certified by the Joint Commission?
Yes, Advanced Medical is certified by the Joint Commission
In what types of facilities are traveling positions available?
Travel therapy positions through Advanced Medical are typically located in highly esteemed facilities. These include cutting edge outpatient clinics, prestigious private practices, exceptional rehabilitation centers and senior living communities.
Does Advanced Medical have assignments in different settings?
Yes, Advanced Medical offers assignments in different areas. Search our jobs section to find out all the diverse locations currently available.
Why is working with Advanced Medical so much better than with other therapy job agencies?
Working with Advanced Medical is better than working with other therapy job agencies because we have the ability and structure to market for individual needs. What does that mean? If you are a PT and you want HI, we will seek out opportunities for PT’s in HI instead of waiting for them to surface. However, our experienced recruiters will be truthful about the “odds” of this type of placement happening at any given point in your travel career and advise you appropriately. Did I mention we have the best recruiters around?
Should I work with multiple companies when trying to find a travel therapy assignment?
You are free to do as you please but your recruiter will explain to you that working with multiple agencies can potentially prohibit you from landing that perfect placement. If a client receives your profile from many agencies, they don’t have the time to go back to each agency and you to ask which company you prefer to work through. They will simply move on to the next candidate and you might not ever know if you would have been in the running for that particular job. Interview recruiters and agencies prior to submitting to any jobs. Pick one and go with it. We hope it will be Advanced Medical! And make sure anyone who has your resume ALWAYS asks your permission to share it with anyone. That’s our policy here at AMPS.
What types of contract/travel assignments are available and how long are they?
Advanced Medical offers travel assignments in PT, OT and SLP roles nationwide. These positions typically 13 weeks in duration, however this varies based on the clients' needs. School contracts are usually 9 months.
Why choose Advanced Medical?
You should choose Advanced Medical because we have the ability and structure to market for individual needs. That means that if you are a PT and you want Hawaii, we will seek out opportunities for PT’s in Hawaii instead of waiting for them to surface. However, our experienced recruiters will be truthful with you about the “odds” of this type of placement happening at any given point in your travel career and advise you appropriately. Also, we've got the best recruiters around.
When can I start?
Now! Click here for more info.
Can new grads travel?
Of course! Especially with Advanced Medical. We paved the way for “new grad travel” with our ever growing University Program that offers layers of support to new grads wanting to travel right out of school. With this program, you will receive a clinical mentor, unlimited access to online CEU’s, tuition reimbursement, and our recruiters will make sure that first placement is “new grad friendly”. This means that there will likely be another person of your discipline on staff. We rarely, if ever, have new grads say “I wished I had waited to travel”. But we have a lot of experienced travelers say “I wished I had done this sooner, or right out of school”.
What if I am a new graduate?
New graduates are eligible for exceptional benefits through Advanced Medical's New Grad Program. These include things like tuition reimbursement, mentorship and continued education opportunities.
What mentorship is available for new graduates?
New graduates have access to Advanced Medical's mentorship program that includes special mentors for SLP, OT and PT. In addition, we also offer mentors with experience directly related to Advanced Medical.
Do I need to be licensed to submit for a school position?
Depends on the situation. If you are applying for a position that doesn’t start for a couple months, then no. If you are applying to an ASAP start position, then yes.
What licenses do I need to have to work in a school?
This depends on the state and the district. Some schools simply need for you to have a state board license. Others will require a special teaching certificate. Don’t worry if the certificate takes a long time to be conferred as many schools/states will allow you to work with a pending teaching certificate! Your recruiter and QA specialist will serve as your guides when it comes to navigating licensure questions. We have the answers!
Why would I want to work in schools?
Longer contracts with far lower likelihoods of a notice. All those school holidays you looked forward to as a kid? You will get those days off while on contract with us!
Will I be working in one school building or many?
It depends on the opening. Sometimes a district has enough of a caseload in one building that you will be there for the course of your entire contract. Other districts may need you to float from one building to another. In situations where you need to float during the day, we will try to arrange for you to stay on the clock during the travel time from building to building.
What other reasons would I want to work in schools?
Remember that favorite teacher you had when you were in grade school. That could be you! The impact you have on these children is truly amazing. At the end of the school year, you will be looking forward to your next school assignment in the next amazing location.
Does working in a school pigeon hole me into only educational settings?
Of course not. We have many therapists who work in schools during the school year and then take medical assignments during the summer. The advantage to working with Advanced Medical is that you have the ability to look at jobs in so many varied settings.
Are all your school jobs in super rural, out of the way areas?
Not at all. We see openings in all geographic areas. Sure, some of them are super rural or in quiet, out of the way towns. But other jobs exist in urban areas as well.
Benefits / Compensation
I'm not greedy but part of the reason I travel is the extra money I can make. Will I still qualify for travel stipends while on these longer assignments?
Absolutely. You can work in one spot as a traveler for up to 12 months before you are considered local. During the course of your school year assignment, you qualify for all the travel stipends you would receive while on a shorter medical assignment.
Do you help with state licensure?
Yes, Advanced Medical helps cover the cost of state licensure with our licensure reimbursement policy.
Does Advanced Medical offer clinical support?
Yes, Advanced Medical offers clinical support via our clinical director, Melissa Jones.
Does Advanced Medical guarantee a 40 hour work week?
Yes, Advanced Medical guarantees 40 hours with bonus eligibility to all of our travelers.
How often do I get paid?
You are paid on a weekly basis.
What is per diem?
Per diem is a daily allowance to cover the various costs when traveling.
What compensation and benefits are available for travel therapists?
Travel therapists are offered benefits similar to those of a permanent job, and are even better because they start on day 1. Compensation for travel therapists is also typically better than their permanent counterparts.
How much do healthcare travelers earn?
Travelers earn different pay depending on their individual placements, but typically travelers earn more than Permanent Therapists.
Do you offer referral bonuses to traveling nurses and therapists?
Yes, Advanced Medical offers $500 referral bonuses.
Do you offer free continuing education?
Yes, Advanced Medical offers free continuing education for the first two years of our New Grad program. In this program, Advanced Medical offers 1000 continued education courses available 24/7 for free.
Do you offer reimbursement for the cost of licensure in a new state?
Yes, Advanced Medical offers state licensure reimbursement.
Do you provide housing or is there an allowance?
Yes, Advanced Medical offers free, fully furnished housing. In addition, we also offer a housing allowance to those travel therapists who wish to make their own housing accommodations.
Does Advanced Medical offer Day-One health insurance?
Yes, Advanced Medical offers Day-One health insurance coverage for our travel therapists.
Do I need to bring housewares with me?
No, you don't need to bring your housewares with you. Advanced Medical provides fully furnished housing, however you are free to bring with you whatever you choose.
How long are travel assignments?
Travel assignments are typically 13 weeks in duration, however this varies based on the clients' needs. School contracts are usually 9 months.
Can I bring family or friends with me on a travel assignment?
Yes! We have many travel pairs on assignment all across the nation. Any combo will work, but trust your recruiter’s suggestions on location. You may have to be flexible with location and setting in order to travel with a friend/partner/spouse/etc.
Can you find me a job in a particular city?
Yes! Advanced Medical's team of talented recruiters will work with you to find your ideal travel therapy role. For instance, if you are a PT and you want Hawaii, we will seek out opportunities for PT’s in Hawaii instead of waiting for them to surface. However, our experienced recruiters will be truthful about the “odds” of this type of placement happening at any given point in your travel career and advise you appropriately.
Do I still get free housing if I travel with a pet?
Yes, you still get housing even if you travel with a pet. Advanced Medical provides pet-friendly housing and will work hard to accommodate any specific pet-related needs you may have.
Do you place therapists in every state?
Yes, Advanced Medical offers placement opportunities in all 50 states.
Is housing really free?
Yes, housing really is free. Advanced Medical provides a fully furnished home for it's travel therapists. In addition, if you would like to make arrangements for housing on your own, Advanced Medical offers a generous housing allowance.
What is the most important aspect of having a successful travel experience?
Picking the right company! Our recruiters are some of the best in the business. There is nothing contractually binding you to Advanced Medical for your long term travels (outside of the individual 13 week contract). We gain loyalty through trust and excellent customer service. As long as you are traveling, we want it to be with us! A positive experience is imperative to that happening, so you can pretty much guarantee you will be taken care of on contract with AMPS.
What happens after my assignment is complete?
Before your assignment is over, your recruiter will begin discussing available options with you. If an extension is offered, you may choose to accept that as well. If you want to take a vacation, your recruiter will help you plan your assignments accordingly so you have plenty of freedom and flexibility.