Thinking about taking a Travel AT contract job, but want to hear about someone else’s travel experience first? Check out this Travel Athletic Trainer Spotlight.

Meet Melissa Gresham, a former college athletic trainer who is now working as a Travel AT and enjoying the benefits that come with that role.

What are some of the major differences?

> As a Travel AT, you’re working for an athletic trainer company–not the school, and not a PT clinic.

> No referral quotas and teaching assignments.

> Actual over-time pay. Get paid for all the hours you put in.

> The support of a team who assists with your onboarding, program development, EAP, and best practices.

So, if you’re looking to try something new or take back some control over your career, check out the spotlight below on Melissa Gresham, ATC, and click here to view open Travel AT Positions at Go4.

Name: Melissa Gresham, ATC

Nickname: Gresh

Alma Mater: Ohio State University

What’s your current gig: Go4 Travel AT: Head Athletic Trainer at Cedar Ridge High School

Most Important Thing in Your Bag: Scissors

Where were you working before you took a Travel AT job?
Duke University 

Why did you take the job?
I needed a change from the demands of D1 coverage. To sum it up, it never felt like I was “away” from work. There could be a need at any time, and that uncertainty made for prolonged stress outside of work hours. 

What’s the biggest difference between a Travel AT Job and your last position?
The demands are much different of course, but most notably a well defined line of being at work and being away. The hourly pay correlates directly to the time you are putting in. 

What do you like most about being a Travel AT?
Weekends off are huge!

When you’re not on a sideline, where can we find you?
“putzing” with plants, or playing with our dogs–Marla, our Bernese Mountain Dog, & Bailey, pure good girl!

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