Find A High Paying, New Grad Friendly Physical Therapy Job in Florida With Advanced Travel Therapy.
There are few states that have as much to offer as Florida. Add a fantastic job and you’re basically in paradise. Advanced Travel Therapy has awesome positions across The Sunshine State in new grad friendly facilities that will give you everything you’re looking for professionally and personally. When you take a PT position in FL with our team, you’re not just getting a job, you are becoming a valued member of our New Grad Program family.
Our 13-week travel jobs will give you excellent pay, comprehensive medical coverage from day one, and new grad benefits like free CEUs and $5,000 in tuition reimbursement. You can take control over how you plan your assignments to get plenty of time off while staying secure and covered. You can have the professional flexibility you need to pursue all your wants and needs without any worries!
Our industry-leading New Grad Program also gives you a robust and reliable support system consisting of people who are invested in your wellbeing. You will be matched with a recruiter and a clinical mentor. Your recruiter will line up your job, help you with licensure, moving, and housing. On the other hand, your PT mentor, who has traveled and treated across the country in different settings, will be there for all your clinical questions.
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How Much Do PTs Make In FL?
$42.46 per hour
$2,067 per week
$86,520 per year
According to BLS, the national median pay for the field of physical therapy is currently $85,400 per year and $41.06 per hour. You can see that the hourly, weekly, and yearly wage and salary averages are not very far from the national figures. These numbers, however do not truly reflect the variances in compensation that will arise due factors like years of experience, education, or setting. For example, PayScale indicates that there can be a difference of $10,000 in the salary of those that have 0-5 years of experience and those that have 5-10 years. Sources also indicate that settings can play a significant role in how much a physical therapist gets paid. Home health, for example, can be more lucrative than outpatient care.
Considering that new grads don’t have much clinical experience under their belts, they do run the risk of falling on the lower end of compensation. Becoming a travel PT with Advanced can help greatly in this regard.
In general, travel therapists make more than their permanently placed counterparts and with Advanced, you will have a recruiter negotiating on your behalf and ensuring that your pay is the best that it can be. You will also be able to take advantage of tax-breaks that can increase your take home pay. In addition, we will offer you $5,000 in tuition reimbursement, great benefits, referral bonuses, and free CEUs. All these factors add up and greatly raise your earning potential.
If you’re interested in earning more as a new grad travel PT in Florida, apply now!
PT Settings in Florida
As a new grad, you may not be aware of all the advantages of travel. Although benefits like high pay, tuition reimbursement, mentorship, free CEUs, and comprehensive medical coverage are awesome, the real benefits of travel is actually the professional and personal flexibility.
Through 13-week travel assignments, you can try different settings in locations across the country, the same setting in different facilities, or extend at ones you love. This level of control can let you gain experience with different teams in varied settings which looks great on a resume. You will also be able to find your calling before settling down. Furthermore, you can follow personal passions by planning your assignments and time off to create a real work-life balance.
Below you will find short descriptions of a few of the settings you can explore in Florida.
The home health assignment will involve a physical therapist offering treatment in their patients' homes. Although this can seem daunting for a new grad PT at first, it can actually be very rewarding. Home health will allow a new grad to quickly learn independence, confidence, and relationship building. There are also varying diagnoses seen in this setting, such as joint replacement, fractures, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, and heart failure.
Skilled Nursing Facilities
At a SNF, a new grad PT will help restore and maintain physical function for patients, usually geriatric, needing comprehensive and interdisciplinary care due to illness or injury. A physical therapist in this setting may treat neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, integumentary, and/or cardiopulmonary diagnoses. You can expect to perform evaluations, and create and execute PT care plans to help enhance quality of life for the patients you treat.
In an acute setting, usually at a hospital facility, a new grad PT will learn to assist patients in critical condition. Working alongside a medical team, physical therapists will help ensure that patients are discharged safely and offer recommendations for continued rehabilitation that may be needed after discharge.
Florida PT Licensure Board Florida Board of Physical Therapy
P.O. Box 6330 Tallahassee, FL 32314
Advanced Travel Therapy has been helping new grads start and build the careers they want for a long time. We know that the topic of licensure can make therapists a little nervous. On our team, though, there is nothing to worry about.
When it comes to cost, we've got you covered. We reimburse our travelers for one license or license renewal per assignment. And when it comes to the anxiety, your recruiter will help you through the application process and make it as easy as possible. If you want to learn more about the Florida PT License or licensure in other states, check out our comprehensive Physical Therapy Licensure Boards Guide.
Living In Florida
Chock-full of one-of-a-kind entertainment venues, breathtaking beaches, and fun-loving people, having a good time when you're off the clock will not be a concern in this southeastern state. Cities like Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, Orlando, and Tampa, and the islands of the Florida Keys, will provide varying landscapes, cityscapes, nightlife, and vibrant cultures to experience.
With over 1,000 miles of shoreline, a beach getaway can be the vacation you need and get every single weekend. Beyond the ocean, the Everglades, the largest subtropical wetland ecosystem in the country, provides the nature-loving PT a remarkable area to explore. No matter what outdoor activity rocks your boat- camping, kayaking, sailing, fishing, hunting, hiking- you’ll find the ideal place to do it in The Sunshine State. Oh, and odds are, the weather will be perfect!
Florida also has a long-list of nationally and internationally renowned landmarks and attractions. Here are some must-see recommendations to help you start planning for your assignment:
- Walt Disney World
- Universal Studios Orlando
- Kennedy Space Center
- Miami Beach
- Cape Canaveral
- Daytona 500
- Duval Street in Key West
- Dry Tortugas National Park
If you’re not a PT yet but are interested in becoming one, there are a great PT programs in Florida. Below are a couple of links to get you started on your search. As you get closer to graduating make sure you check our blog where you’ll find a lot of good information for new grads.
100% Paid Medical Coverage
401k with Company Matching
Customized Travel Packages
Robust Clinical and Lifestyle Mentorship
Large Support Staff
State Licensure Reimbursement
Significant Referral Bonus
Exceptional Customer Service (24 hours/day)
Corporate Furnished Housing or Generous Lodging Per Diem
Travel Expense Allowance
Meals and Incidentals Stipend
Professional & General Liability Coverage
Advanced Education CEU's
Why Advanced Medical
Joining the Advanced Medical team gives you the attention you deserve. We work closely with each candidate to find the right fit clinically, culturally and financially. We also offer:
- Five-star customer service
- Clinical & licensure support
- and much, much more!
Joint Commission Certified
Advanced found me the perfect travel job in an outpatient setting. It was such a great match that I ended up staying on as a full time employee. If I decide to ever travel again, I will not hesitate to call Advanced.Mary T.
After traveling with several different travel companies I found Advanced. I have now completed 3 great assignments and will never leave this company. Finally a company that actually delivers on what they say.Linda W.
We Just moved into my apartment provided by Advanced and we are loving it! My wife and I are both therapists and the apartment is amazing, it has its own movie theater, fitness center and many other amenities.Michael F.
I was referred to Advanced by another traveler in my building that worked for them. She kept telling me that they really do customize packages and pay top rates so I called them and that is exactly what they did.Nancy P.