If you like history, if you like to be in close to two large cosmopolitan cities as well as just a couple of hours away from the lovely Delaware National Seashore, check out our traveling occupational therapist position in Wilmington, Delaware.
Located just 45 minutes from Philadelphia; two hours from Washington, DC; 90 minutes from Baltimore’s fabulous Inner Harbor, and just two hours on a straight shot down Delaware’s State Route 1 to the Delaware National Seashore, Wilmington offers history buffs, nightlife lovers and sand dune aficionados a happy paroxysm of fun and terrific places to visit.
Wilmington is located in the northeast corner of tiny Delaware, just that aforementioned 45-minute hop from Philly on the I-95 corridor. It’s the largest city in Delaware and while it appears as if it’s on the Delaware River, it’s actually located at the confluence of two rivers near the Delaware: the Christina River and Brandywine Creek.
Wilmington got its start in 1638 when Swedish settlers colonized it. The area soon became more of a British settlement by the 1660s, and it became Wilmington in 1739 when Thomas Penn (a son of Pennsylvania’s founder William Penn), asked King George II to name it after Penn’s friend, Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington.
Wilmington today is a national credit card center, largely due to the 1981 Financial Center Development Act, which effectively removed usury laws and the cap on interest rates banks may charge customers legally. Wilmington also is an important city to the state due to its location to Philly, Baltimore, and DC.
Wilmington also is popular with history buffs due to its location near the Brandywine Battlefield, the site of an important Revolutionary War battle that allowed England to take over Philadelphia briefly in 1777. The Battlefield is located just to the north of Wilmington and across the Pennsylvania border and open to the public for tours.
Another perk of living and working in Wilmington is its proximity to the Delaware National Seashore just two hours south. The Seashore is located on the Atlantic Ocean just south of the mouth to the Delaware River. It offers beachgoers miles of soft white sand, sand dunes, warm water – and relatively few crowds, even at the peak of summer. If you hate jam-packed beaches, you’ll love the Delaware National Seashore.
In addition, all the free museums, National Zoo, etc. located in Washington, DC are just a two-hour drive to the south, while Baltimore and its Inner Harbor filled with great museums itself, as well as fine dining and shopping is but 90 minutes away.
You won’t be bored on your hours off when you work in Wilmington!
If you’re an occupational therapist with at least two years’ experience behind you and you’ve an itch to see the country while you help hospitals and other medical and therapy centers with your skills, contact a recruiter at MedPro Healthcare Staffing. We look forward to hearing from you!