For the adventurous travel therapist, a 13-week assignment in Wisconsin offers a state full of varied and interesting sites. From romantic cabins with cliff-side seclusion to sandy beaches to urban hot spots with exciting nightlife, Wisconsin offers a full range of fun activities and beautiful scenery, to boot.
Physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and speech-language pathologists are high-demand positions in Wisconsin right now. Three of the hottest areas for these jobs are Marshfield, Richland Center and Niagara. These opportunities include completion bonuses, sometimes up to $5,000, and many 360 Healthcare Staffing employees enjoy their Wisconsin experience so much that they “re-book” and stay for two or three more rotations.
360 Healthcare Staffing also offers temporary-to-permanent placements in Wisconsin, giving each employee an opportunity to “try out” a location before committing to a permanent placement.
So let’s take a closer look at this state and what makes it great.
With more than 5.7 million people, Wisconsin offers diversity in population and geographies. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast and Lake Superior to the north. The capital is Madison.
What to do in Wisconsin
Hit the water: There are eight rivers in the state, perfect weekend escapes for a lazy day in the sunshine on the water. And if you’re up for more action, the Peshtigo River has the longest continuous stretch of rapids in the Midwest. Be sure to hit Wisconsin Dells, the water park capital of the world. This city has four water parks and a full array of post-water activities, including museums, shopping, live entertainment, boat tours, sports, camping, dining, and more.
Hit the beach: Wisconsin has five ocean-like beaches along its Great Lakes coastlines. In Racine, for example, Lake Michigan’s North Beach was selected by USA Today in 2012 as one of the “51 Great American Beaches.” It’s 50 acres with 2,500 feet of shoreline open to the public for swimming, fishing, and picnics. Also part of North Beach is the Beachside Oasis, with a concession stand, live music, and the Kid’s Cove Playground situated right on the beach.
Connect with culture: The Milwaukee Art Museum’s permanent collection includes nearly 20,000 works from ancient objects to art of the present. For architecture buffs, the gorgeous Burke Brise Soleil is a 217-foot moveable sunscreen that unfolds over the museum twice daily. There’s also a fascinating literary connection in the state—read about taking a “literary tour” here.
Take flight: Every summer, the world’s largest and most significant aviation event is held at the Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. You’ll see 10,000 planes and have the opportunity to pick from 500 forums, workshops, and seminars. With more than half a million attendees each summer, the Experimental Aircraft AirVenture is a must-see.
Learn about indigenous communities: Wisconsin has the greatest numbers of Native American tribes east of the Mississippi River. Learn about these 11 tribes at sites like the Oneida Museum & Cultural Center in De Pere or at the Aztalan State Park, which recreates an ancient middle-Mississippian village and ceremonial complex that thrived between 1000-1300 A.D.
We hope this list helps entice you to join us for travel therapy in the great state of Wisconsin. Call us today to find out more. And as always, if you refer an occupational therapist or physical therapist to 360 Healthcare Staffing, you are eligible for up to a $500 bonus upon that person completing the assignment. For more information, call 877-360-STAF.