This is not an “independent” contracting for nothing! I was lucky enough to have been placed in a school that has several other OT and PT that I can consult if necessary. But that`s not always the case. It is quite possible that you have the daily entrance and exit of several school buildings and that you interact with teachers and students, but not other OTs. This could be a problem for new OVs – and in general why professors and consultants suggest not to do it as a new degree – but keep reading some tips to combat this nervousness! 1) Variable Hours/PayCheck As a contractor, you cannot make sure you pay a certain number of hours per week. They are only paid for the “jobs” that are done. As a therapist, “jobs” are the number of patients we`re actually seeing this week. I may only be a few weeks into my career as an independent contractor, but I quickly learned that it`s not as scary as it sounds! Find a good company and start an amazing career! Each job offers you opportunities and obstacles, whether you choose as an independent contractor or as a collaborator – be prepared to do so. One way or another, you have to pass between the student and the practitioner. Just find the position that works for you. If you`re like I was as a new graduate, you don`t even know it`s one thing to be an independent contractor AND a physiotherapist! I cannot tell you that every job will not be dramaturgical, but as an independent contractor, the working day can be as dramatic as it can be. When entering and leaving a school building, you are only responsible for your own work. Of course, there are consultations with teachers, other therapists and administrators, but your main concern is the time you spend with your patients. No handling of meetings or other matters that a permanent employee might encounter or the drama that accompanies them.
Come in, treat and get out! Remember what I saw in the mail when I said you could be alone from day one? That`s where your trust comes in. Going into a new job alone, the first day can be so difficult. And do you know how to fight nerves as best you can? Prepare! Leave in one or two days before the hour. Read IPU and check your students` goals. With these goals, try to familiarize yourself with the therapy room and what tools you can achieve this child`s goals. Although trust is something that needs to be built, preparing as much as possible for the first day will give you a boost! 2) Reduction in the hourly rate Because of the benefits provided and the tax work done on your behalf, your hourly rate is lower than that of a contracting activity. 2) Self-budgeting taxes As a contractor, you have no other withholding tax for each paycheck for you, which means you have to do it yourself. You also don`t have someone else who pays half of your social and social security taxes. So if you`re not careful to set money aside specifically for taxes, you`ll be in for a rude wake-up call every April when you receive your IRS bill! If you are like me, you are here because you want to know what are all your options for your therapy training that you deserve hard. As a contractor is not limited to commercial fields (plumbers, electricians, etc.) or seasonal employees in the retail trade. In fact, it is sometimes easier to find a job in contract therapy than to find a job in collaborative therapy! In fact, you might find filling the gap with a clinical contractor job will give you more of the flexibility you need to consider which non-clinical option is best for you! As an independent contractor, flexibility is the key! Although I work in a school and students are available from 9 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., I can see my students at any time in between! If I have a meeting in the morning and have to postpone my schedule, I can do so as long as my students are seen according to their PDs