Oklahoma City, OK (PressExposure) January 13, 2010 -- With the increasing demand for rehabilitation and care for the physically challenged and the aged population in the US, almost all healthcare providers here are offering therapy services aimed at securing efficient and immediate cure for patients.
To start an exciting career as a therapist in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, outpatient clinics and rehabilitation centers in the US, prospective candidates need to be graduates in either physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech language pathology and should have a sound knowledge in various treatment procedures in their respective fields.
Best Salary and Benefits in the Industry
Candidates who get placed as physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists are offered competitive salary packages and benefits in the industry. Although salaries may vary depending on qualification and experience in the field, common benefits provided to therapists include: â¢ Health and life insurance â¢ Free dental insurance â¢ 401(K) tax savings plans â¢ Professional liability insurance â¢ Section 125 Cafeteria Plan â¢ Travel allowance and assistance â¢ Continuing education
Wider Choice of Jobs
Candidates with a degree in PT, OT and SLP now have a wide range of choices while selecting their preferred working environment. Candidates can either select part time jobs or full time jobs and can also opt for jobs based on short term and long term contracts. Most healthcare firms also have permanent job vacancies for therapists.
Services of Recruitment Firms
For graduates in therapy, utilizing the services of an online recruitment firm can be highly beneficial and time saving. As the majority of healthcare providers are now filling their vacancies through these recruitment firms, registering with these services will keep candidates informed of vacancies which otherwise remain unknown to the public. Candidates can also search for jobs in online databases maintained by recruitment firms and opt for jobs based on their qualification and experience in the field.
Often candidates are not required to pay for the recruitment services provided, as these firms have direct dealings with healthcare employers. Most recruitment firms can inform candidates about the vacancies arising in their favorite regions and help them get placed with competitive salary packages. For candidates from outside the US, these recruitment firms can arrange all necessary assistance in clearing immigration related procedures and also in obtaining temporary work visas (H-1B visa).
Thus with the increasing vacancies for therapists and quality recruitment services being offered to candidates, professional therapists now have more chances to secure their dream jobs in the US.