I graduated from school in December and passed the board exams in January. I'm also a Licensed Massage Therapist, and have been for 6 years. The PTA work here in AZ is mostly seasonal, and the only jobs I've been able to find so far are PRN or short-term contracts in the middle of nowhere. I'm currently working a PRN PTA job and a part-time massage job, which is not a scenario I care for. I've been considering moving to another state, perhaps NC or FL, where there are more PTA jobs. My end goal is a permanent full-time position, but I know jobs like those are hard to land when you are living in another state. Therefore, I'm considering doing at least one travel stint to solve the geography issue, as well as to gain more experience. I would, however, need to find something that allows for relocation reimbursement.
For those of you who travel, how do you handle the logistics? Do you live in one place and then accept travel positions within a certain radius or do you pick up and move altogether every couple of months? I have a diabetic cat who needs to stay with one vet so he can get his meds, and I have a chronic health issue that requires ongoing medical supervision with meds, although it doesn't interfere with my daily life. I also have food allergies, and am concerned about moving somewhere that is vulnerable to natural disasters in the event going to a shelter is necessary. Yes, I'm a bit of a worrywart, but these are things I need to be concerned with. Also, if you know of any reputed travel agencies, that would be good information, as it seems they are everywhere and I don't know who really is trustworthy. Any advice would be much appreciated!