Traveling Speech Language Pathologist Assignments: Stability Meets FlexibilityDecember 29th, 2014 2 Min read Blog
Jenny thought she’d found her forever job as a speech language pathologist at a hospital — until a larger corporation purchased the hospital and began making changes. “The job lost its focus on patient care,” she recalls. “I loved meeting new people and really enjoyed helping them during stressful times.” Choosing a Travel Company Jenny began calling travel therapy companies in the hopes of finding a job and discovered that one of her good friends traveled with CompHealth and enjoyed it. She began working with a recruiter and took her first assignment in January 2014. “CompHealth has been great at helping with my licensing and any paperwork needed for my next stop and travel,” Jenny says. “My recruiter was easy to talk with, answered my questions openly and clarified the details. I have a wonderful team behind me to keep me employed happily!” For Jenny, working as a traveler offers the stability of her former full-time hospital job with the flexibility of working in a variety of places. “I have always loved to travel, and I want to see as much of the world as I can,” Jenny says. “I figured this was a great way to meet people and see things I wouldn’t at home.” Best Locations for Traveling SLPs Though she’s worked in both rural and urban areas as well as mountains and deserts, Jenny says it’s hard to pick a favorite assignment, especially since she just began working in Hawaii. She’s happy as long as she has time to see the sights in her new location. “I love the outdoors and exploring all the local things you couldn’t see if you only visited for a few days,” Jenny expresses. Though she’s never in one place for too long, Jenny is determined to make friends during each assignment, even if it’s difficult as a traveler. ”Don't be afraid to ask others for help and sit down and meet new people,” Jenny says. “Go to social gatherings so you can make friends easily. There’s always somebody else looking for company.” Check out our open speech language pathology jobs.