Find A High Paying, New Grad Friendly Physical Therapy Job in Illinois With Advanced Travel Therapy.
We know the idea of getting a job after completing your DPT can raise stress levels a little. You no longer have the comfort of the classroom or your classmates, and you have to transition into the real world. Joining our industry-leading New Grad Program can make all those changes and starting your career a walk in the park.
Taking a travel PT position with us in a location and setting of your choosing will give you access to excellent pay, comprehensive medical coverage from day one, and new grad benefits like free CEUs and $5,000 in tuition reimbursement.
More importantly, joining our New Grad Program gives you an immediate and robust support system consisting of people truly invested in your goals. On our team, 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. As an Advanced new grad PT, you can focus on being the therapist you want to become without worrying about anything else.
More About New Grad PT Jobs in IL
How Much Do PTs Make In IL?
$43.45 per hour
$2,151 per week
$90,370 per year
The figures above, collected from resources like Indeed and BLS, do reflect average wage and salary information in the State of Illinois. They, however, do not clearly highlight discrepancies in pay that can arise from factors like education, years of experience, or setting. They also don’t offer a complete sense of compensation, which can be affected by cost of living, bonuses, stipends, and taxes.
Traveling with Advanced will give you peace of mind as you can rest assured that you will be making what you deserve after all your hard work in school. First, it is important to note that travel therapists usually make more than their permanently placed counterparts. On our team, you can take advantage of tax-breaks that can increase your take home pay. We will also 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 as a new grad. In addition, you will have a recruiter negotiating on your behalf and ensuring that your pay is the best that it can be.
If you’re interested in earning more as a new grad travel PT in Illinois, apply now!
PT Settings in Illinois
A new grad may be under the impression that committing to one setting or permanent position after graduating from a DPT is the only way to succeed as a physical therapist. To put it simply, these are myths.
Through 13-week travel assignments, traveling allows you to try different settings in locations across the country, the same setting in different facilities, or extend at ones you love. This gives you the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge beyond those offered at permanent positions with static teams. Directors and facilities appreciate the diverse experience on a traveler’s resume. In addition, trying different settings ensures that you find your true calling before you commit.
Below you will find short descriptions of a few of the settings you can explore in Illinois.
Skilled Nursing Facilities
At a SNF, a new grad PT will help restore and maintain physical function for patients who have neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, integumentary, and/or cardiopulmonary diagnoses. A new grad will learn to evaluate patients who are usually from the geriatric population (though there are exceptions), and create and execute care plans that can improve their mobility, strength, and quality of life.
In an acute setting a new grad PT will learn to assist patients who are in critical condition due to illness or injury. Working with a medical team, physical therapists will help ensure that patients are discharged safely. They may also offer recommendations for continued rehabilitation, medical equipment, and assistive devices that may be needed after discharge.
If you just completed your DPT and you’re hesitant to commit to a work routine that has you going to the same facility every day, the variety encountered on a home health assignment may be a good fit for you. Although the responsibility may be a bit daunting at first, this setting will teach you independence, confidence, and relationship building. You will also get to treat many different diagnoses, such as joint replacement, fractures, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, heart failure, and more, for a diverse range of patients.
Illinois PT Licensure Board Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
320 West Washington St. Springfield, IL 62786
Do you have a IL PT license? Not yet? Well don’t worry, we got your back. Advanced Travel Therapy will reimburse you if you need to get an Illinois license to take the travel assignment you want. In fact, we reimburse our travelers for one license or license renewal per assignment. Your recruiter will also do what he or she can to help make the application process less stressful. If you want to learn more about the Illinois PT License or licensure in other states, check out our comprehensive Physical Therapy Licensure Boards Guide.
Living In Illinois
If you’re looking for that all-American Midwestern experience, Illinois would be a great state in which to complete a travel assignment. One of the most famous cities in IL is Chicago. People visit the Windy City from around the world. Famed for its Chicago Style Pizza and hot dogs, this city has a plethora of sites and attractions that are worth checking out. Beyond Chicago, there are other cities like Woodstock, Carbondale, and Evanston that have vibrant urban landscapes and buzzing nightlife scenes to explore.
Despite its flatter nature, Illinois also has a lot to offer the active and outdoorsy PT looking for awe-inspiring views and thrilling adventures. Shawnee National Forest and Starved Rock State Park will give you waterfalls, canyons, breathtaking trails, and picturesque Midwestern views. The state also has some awesome lakes and rivers that can provide a Instagram-worthy backgrounds to water activities like kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and sailing.
Here’s a list of a few must-see attractions that you can plan to see on your Illinois assignment:
- Burden Falls
- Anderson Japanese Gardens
- Grosse Point Lighthouse
- Great River Road
- Fabyan Forest Preserve
- Garden of the Gods
- Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
- Cache River Wetlands
If you’re not a PT yet but are interested in becoming one, there are a few PT programs in Illinois. 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.