Travel Occupational Therapist Jobs

Occupational therapists are allied health professionals who work with patients of all ages with varying types and severity of injuries or disabilities. They help their patients overcome the physical impairments that prevent them from performing activities/occupations of daily life. OTs evaluate and improve a patient’s functional abilities through a variety of treatment techniques and tools similar to physical therapists.

Occupational therapy is a physically demanding job, but it can also be rewarding because of the tremendous difference OTs can make in patients’ lives. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects job growth of 16% from 2019 to 2029 for OTs primarily due to an ever-growing aging population.

Occupational Therapist salary According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupational therapists in staff positions earned $84,950 annually in May 2019. This salary works out to about $1,634 per week or $40.85 per hour when working 40 hours weekly.

During that same period, Vivian data reported that top-earning travel occupational therapists made $2,212 weekly. This gross salary included additional compensations that staff therapists don’t receive. These compensations are tax-free and may include stipends for housing, meals, and other incidentals, but only travel allied healthcare professionals who can claim a permanent tax home receive these.

We currently have 476 matching Occupational Therapist jobs.

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Travel Occupational Therapist
Fort Worth, Texas
TotalMed Allied
8 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #674822. Pay package is based on 9 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist in ...
$4,129/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Merced, California
Ardor Health Solutions
6 hours ago
Location: MERCED, CA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Occupational Health - Occupational Health to join our travel team in MERCED, CA! This is a full time travel ...
$2,892/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Ardor Health Solutions
14 hours ago
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Skilled Nursing Facility - SNF to join our travel team in Cedar Rapids, IA! This is a full time travel ...
$2,688/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
York, Pennsylvania
Focus Staff
9 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004BzFzAAK. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
$2,666/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Merced, California
Coast Medical Service
4 days ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$2,664/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Sacramento, California
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004BwN6AAK. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
$2,647/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Sacramento, California
TotalMed Allied
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #674877. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist in ...
$2,449/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Willmar, Minnesota
TotalMed Allied
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #680200. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist in ...
$2,294/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Alliance, Nebraska
TotalMed Allied
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #669139. Pay package is based on 10 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist i ...
$2,241/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Roosevelt, Utah
TotalMed Allied
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #684177. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist in ...
$2,145/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
St. Petersburg, Florida
TotalMed Allied
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #682745. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist in ...
$1,875/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Rawlins, Wyoming
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Rawlins, WY Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in Rawlins, WY! This is a full time travel contract position ...
$1,843/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Santa Rosa, California
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Santa Rosa, CA Setting: HOME HEALTH Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in Santa Rosa, CA! This is a full time travel contract ...
$1,792/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
TotalMed Allied
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #674756. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist in ...
$1,762/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Laredo, Texas
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: LAREDO, TX Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Skilled Nursing Facility - SNF to join our travel team in LAREDO, TX! This is a full time travel contract po ...
$1,728/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Forest Hill, Maryland
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: FOREST HILL, MD Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Skilled Nursing Facility - SNF to join our travel team in FOREST HILL, MD! This is a full time travel c ...
$1,612/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Tacoma, Washington
TotalMed Allied
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #674884. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist in ...
$1,610/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: NORRISTOWN, PA Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in NORRISTOWN, PA! This is a full time travel contract po ...
$1,566/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
North Platte, Nebraska
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: NORTH PLATTE, NE Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in NORTH PLATTE, NE! This is a full time travel contrac ...
$1,566/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Baltimore, Maryland
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Baltimore, MD Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in Baltimore, MD! This is a full time travel contract posi ...
$1,566/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Robbinsville, North Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: ROBBINSVILLE, NC Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in ROBBINSVILLE, NC! This is a full time travel contrac ...
$1,497/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Hayward, California
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: HAYWARD, CA Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in HAYWARD, CA! This is a full time travel contract position ...
$1,382/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Palm Springs, California
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Palm Springs, CA Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in Palm Springs, CA! This is a full time travel contrac ...
$1,382/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Toledo, Ohio
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Toledo, OH Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in Toledo, OH! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$1,336/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Orofino, Idaho
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Orofino, ID Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in Orofino, ID! This is a full time travel contract position ...
$1,105/wk
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What are the best agencies for Occupational Therapist jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Occupational Therapist jobs are Jackson Therapy Partners (159), Ardor Health Solutions (139), and Coast Medical Service (100).

How Much Do Occupational Therapist Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Monday, November 29th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Occupational Therapist is $1,771, but can pay up to $4,129 per week.

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What does an Occupational Therapist do?

OTs review patients’ medical histories, ask them questions, and observe them doing specific tasks to evaluate their unique conditions and needs. They develop individualized treatment plans and rehabilitative programs that match a patient’s specific goals and include the activities required to help them reach these goals. This may include acquiring or regaining the skills needed to perform certain everyday tasks. It also may include restoring or improving daily living, homemaking, and/or vocational skills and/or modifying tasks to overcome an individual’s barriers to leading a fully functioning life. OTs educate patients’ families and/or employers about caring for and accommodating the patient. They may recommend special adaptive equipment and show patients how to use it.

Where do Occupational Therapists work?

OTs work in a wide range of settings including public and private hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, schools, nursing home facilities, prisons, mental health facilities, and the private offices of occupational, physical, and speech therapists. They may also work for home health agencies, private sensory gyms, social services departments, travel allied health agencies, and even in private homes.

What skills make a good Occupational Therapist?

Because occupational therapists have many things to manage, including appointments, patients’ goals, and meetings with other medical professionals, good organizational skills are a must. Creative problem-solving skills are also essential, because every patient has different problems, goals, concerns, and motivations that require unique strategies. Good OTs also have great oral communication to explain symptoms, procedures, and exercise programs and listening skills to address patients’ concerns and goals for treatment. Other key skills of top occupational therapists include patience, determination, enthusiasm, teamwork, and written communication.

How to become an Occupational Therapist Travel Nurse?

Occupational therapists must earn a bachelor’s degree followed by a master’s degree in occupational therapy from a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. All states require licensing with requirements varying by state, but they all require passing the national examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. OTs wanting to demonstrate their advanced knowledge may also pursue specialty certifications through the American Occupational Therapy Association.

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COVID Travel Nurse

From COVID to canceled

Posted on Jun 24, 2020
First and foremost, I wanted to say hello and thank you to the thousands of healthcare providers out there doing the absolute most. Your hard work has not gone unnoticed, even before the pandemic. We have always been “heroes” and continue to do the job that most cannot. So in that, I hope each and…

Avoiding Travel Nurse Canceled Contracts

Posted on Apr 23, 2020
Travel Nursing and Canceled Contracts So, what are travel nurses doing if their contract gets canceled?? I wish the answer was, taking a vacation! But, as we all know that is wholly impossible right now and makes the whole situation a little crappier. Once coronavirus makes it’s exit, I personally will be on the first…

Companies supporting healthcare workers

Posted on Mar 19, 2020
  The COVID-19 pandemic has only begun to pick up speed here in the US, putting healthcare professionals in high demand. We all should all remember to do our part and be practicing good hygiene and social distancing when we go out. Many companies are doing their part and helping out by offering free or…

July 2021 Healthcare Wage Trends by State

Posted on Aug 11, 2021
Skilled nurses and other healthcare professionals are always in demand, but Covid-19 and the continued spread of the Delta variant have made them more needed than ever, especially in the ICU. Many states saw travel worker healthcare wages in the ICU increase over July 2021, while other states recorded drops in healthcare pay rates. A…

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Focus Staff
Travel Occupational Therapist
Grants Pass, Oregon
Focus Staff
8 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C4MNAA0. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 32 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
$1,492/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Rancho Mirage, California
Focus Staff
18 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C4MKAA0. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 32 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
$2,099/wk
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Focus Staff
Travel Occupational Therapist
Burlington, Vermont
Focus Staff
12 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C3ABAA0. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 35 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
$1,729/wk
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Focus Staff
Travel Occupational Therapist
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Focus Staff
18 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C2N4AAK. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
$2,508/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Carson City, Nevada
Focus Staff
9 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C0DGAA0. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 30 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
$1,704/wk
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The Stepping Stones Group
Travel Occupational Therapist
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Stepping Stones Group
7 hours ago
The Stepping Stones Group is Transforming Careers. We're here for you every step of the way! Occupational Therapist school-based openings in Las Vegas, NV for the 21/22 SY! Full Ti ...
$2,059/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Occupational Therapist
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Ardor Health Solutions
11 hours ago
Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in VIRGINIA BEACH, VA! This is a full time travel con ...
$1,336/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Occupational Therapist
New Orleans, Louisiana
Ardor Health Solutions
7 hours ago
Location: New Orleans, LA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in New Orleans, LA! This is a full time travel contract ...
$1,945/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Occupational Therapist
Thousand Oaks, California
Ardor Health Solutions
11 hours ago
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Masters Degree is required Access to 24/7 telephone support during your contract assignment! Ardo ...
$1,638/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Occupational Therapist
Roseburg, Oregon
Ardor Health Solutions
11 hours ago
Location: Roseburg, OR Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in Roseburg, OR! This is a full time travel contract positi ...
$1,566/wk
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