First Bite #101 – May 19, 2020

Considerations for That Contract Job

(.1 ASHA and AOTA CEUs) For more info, click here.

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by Morgan Mitchell, Senior Recruiter for Elevation Healthcare, to address all the confusions and considerations that surround a contract SLP position!  So let’s be honest, we have all seen our friends who take that contract job and are posting beautiful Instagram pictures of exotic places across America…and we think to ourselves, “Oh I could do that…but…” and then we freeze because of that tiny little word “but”.  Today, we are tackling that “but” and replacing it what the facts about who, what, where, when, why behind a contract and also delving into the ASHA 2019 Healthcare Salary Survey to pack this hour full of information, so that you know your worth!  Get your parka or sunglasses ready, because by the end of this hour you will be ready for that contract position and the adventure of a lifetime!


By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  • Different types of contract companies and setting options that they could represent.
  • Regional variations in salaries and settings as found in the ASHA Salary Surveys for newer and seasoned Clinicians.
  • 3 questions that a Clinician should ask a potential employer during the interview process.


Morgan Mitchell

Morgan Mitchell is a Senior Recruiter with Elevation Healthcare, with experience recruiting for school districts and employing Speech-Language Pathologists and other related service providers since 2013. He enjoys that no day is the same in the pediatric therapy world, as well as, the social aspect of working with and learning from clinicians across the country. Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Morgan attended the College of Charleston and earned a BS in Communication. Morgan resides in Charleston, and has lived in the Low country for over 10 years.