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Become a Traveling Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapy is a Career That Can Travel

Respiratory Therapy and Traveling Healthcare

How Does it Work?

Similar to other clinician specialties, respiratory therapy can be a profession that travels. Traveling respiratory therapists provide relief for facilities all over the country that are struggling with staffing shortages.

A career as a traveler can be both a full- and part-time job. Whether you are looking to travel around the country for a career, or simply looking for supplemental income during your off days, there is a traveling respiratory therapy job for everyone.

If you're looking to make the transition to the traveling lifestyle, you’re in the right place. Utilizing a healthcare staffing agency like Barton is a great way to land your first traveling respiratory therapy job. Keep reading to learn more!

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Traveling Respiratory Therapist Salary

What You Could Make

A traveling respiratory therapist's salary will vary on a facility to facility basis, but generally speaking, traveling respiratory therapists oftentimes make more money than their permanent counterparts. A variety of factors impact salary such as location, willingness to travel, and ability to take an assignment on short notice.

Your recruiter serves as your advocate during the job hunting process. If you have some big bills coming up, or if you just want some extra money in your pocket, make sure you let them know. It's their goal to find you a job that meets your lifestyle needs no matter what your preferences are.

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Going on Assignment With Barton

Where your Respiratory Therapy Journey Can Take You

When you take a travel assignment with BHS, you get:

  • The flexibility to follow your own schedule
  • Travel and lodging (sometimes a housing stipend) are covered by the client and booked by Barton Healthcare Staffing’s Travel team.
  • To gain experience by working in a variety of different practice settings
  • Access to our in-house licensing and onboarding team
  • Competitive rates

Clients of Barton Healthcare Staffing

Places You Could Work

Barton Healthcare Staffing works with a variety of facilities, including:

Hospitals Medical Practices Urgent Care
Rehab centers IHS facilities Correctional facilities
Rehab centers Hospice/Home Health Clinics
Urgent Care Corporations Insurance companies
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Do I need any extra training to be a traveling clinician?

A: Nope! Traveling clinicians are simply permanent clinicians that decided they want to travel around the country for a living. There is no additional training needed.

Q: Who do I contact if I have questions?

A: You have a few options. First of all, your recruiter will be available to help you at any time, even when you are on assignment. Listed below you'll find some of our great resources.

- Licensing and Onboarding

- Travel Arrangements

- About BHS

Q: How can I get started?

A: That's an easy one! Simply fill out the form on our homepage and a recruiter will get in contact with you.

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