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Onward Healthcare Creates an Online Guide to Travel Therapy Jobs

New Infographic Presents Salary Trends and Data From Nationwide Survey of Travel Therapists (January 18, 2012)

WILTON, CT -- (Marketwire) -- 01/18/12 -- Onward Healthcare Inc., one of the nation's leading providers of allied health and therapy jobs, released data today from a survey of its nationwide base of travel professionals as a new infographic -- A Guide To Travel Therapy Jobs. This survey and the resulting guide were created to educate therapy professionals about the perks, benefits, and rewarding career options that exist from a career as a travel therapist.

Onward Healthcare polled over 200 therapy and rehab professionals from across the country, to include physical therapists and assistants, occupational therapists and assistants and speech language pathologists. The information presented on this educational guide includes data on the motivational factors of choosing a travel therapy job, age demographics on when therapy professionals first start traveling, and which benefits they value most.

The infographic also includes national salary averages for each profession. The data shows that travel professionals can earn an average of 42% more per year than perm professionals. Furthermore, a look at social media usage shows that 77% of travelers are on Facebook, almost 35% over the national average for US citizens.

"Over the past two years we have seen a huge increase in the number of new graduates looking to start their career as a traveler," said John Martins, Chief Operating Officer at Onward Healthcare. "Our 'Guide To Travel Therapy Jobs' is an all-encompassing resource that gives them a look at what experienced travelers have to say about their own career. In addition, it can serve as a starting point for any therapy professional exploring a travel career."

The most encouraging data for nationwide travel therapy companies was that over 97% of respondents said they would recommend a travel therapy job as a career to their colleagues.

"It's exciting to discover that our professionals feel just as rewarded by their career as their patients and employers feel about their services," said Deb Shea, Vice President of Staffing for Onward Healthcare. "Therapy professionals are currently in very high demand, so it's extremely encouraging to know that there is a positive outlook towards the travel industry and hopefully more professionals will continue to embrace the benefits that a travel career has to offer."

Onward Healthcare has continuously positioned itself as an educational leader in the travel therapy space through their Healthcare Blog, Travel Therapy Career Cast Podcast, Traveler Resources Articles, and their embrace of social media including Twitter and Facebook. The Guide To Travel Therapy Jobs now furthers these efforts as the company remains on the cutting edge of new age candidate recruitment.

About Onward Healthcare
Onward Healthcare is a leading provider of integrated travel and local per diem staffing for registered nurses, rehabilitation professionals, international candidates and vendor managed services for large health systems. Onward currently staffs clients in all 50 states including hospitals, outpatient clinics, magnet facilities, government facilities, schools, and long-term care facilities. Founded in 2002, Onward Healthcare is headquartered in Wilton, CT with regional offices in Albuquerque, NM, Deerfield Beach, FL, Livingston, NJ, Melville, NY, Mount Laurel, NJ, and Solana Beach, CA. You can find us on Facebook at or Twitter at @onwardhealth.

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