Sunshine and fun: travel therapy in Florida
Kevin Bellas | posted June 20, 2012 |
For occupational and physical therapists interested in fun in the sun, Florida is hot, hot, hot. The Sunshine State is one of only nine U.S. states that doesn’t charge a state income tax, and it has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States, about 1,350 miles of sandy beaches and sunshine. Sounds like paradise for your occupational therapy or physical therapy practice.
From the whooping crane to the West Indian manatee, Florida offers exciting wildlife, too. Florida is the fourth most populous and the eighth most densely populated of the 50 states. The state capital is Tallahassee, the largest city is Jacksonville and the Miami metropolitan area is the largest metropolitan area in the southeastern U.S.
See all of this during a 13-week assignment in one of our in-demand areas. These include:
Tampa Bay: including all of Pinellas and Hillsborough counties
Central Florida: especially Winter Haven, Eustis and Titusville
While you’re on assignment, take weekend excursions to some of the gorgeous areas nearby. Tourism makes up the largest sector of the Florida economy, with 60 million visitors every year. In fact, Florida was the top destination state in 2011.
A large portion of the tourist crowd heads to the amusement parks around the state, especially in the Orlando area. The largest vacation resort in the world is the Walt Disney World Resort, consisting of four theme parks and more than 20 hotels in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Others include Universal Orlando Resort, Busch Gardens and SeaWorld. Many beach towns are also hot tourist destinations, particularly during the winter months.
If you’re interested in taking your physical therapy or occupational therapy practice to the Sunshine State, call 360 Healthcare Staffing at 877-360-STAF or e-mail email@example.com.
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