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 1,196 matching Occupational Therapist jobs.

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Travel Occupational Therapist
Des Moines, Iowa
Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
14 hours ago
Location: IA Setting: HH Start Date: 9/27/2021 Contract Length: 13 weeks
$3,990/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Des Moines, Iowa
Ardor Health Solutions
15 days ago
Location: Des Moines, IA Setting: HOME HEALTH Employment Type: Traveler Skilled Nursing Facility - SNF to join our travel team in Des Moines, IA! This is a full time travel ...
$3,960/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ardor Health Solutions
6 days ago
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in OKLAHOMA CITY, OK! This is a full time travel contr ...
$3,696/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Des Moines, Iowa
Focus Staff
8 days ago
$3,580/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Nashville, Tennessee
TotalMed Allied
2 days ago
$3,247/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Redding, California
Focus Staff
11 hours ago
$2,609/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
San Diego, California
Focus Staff
13 hours ago
$2,077/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Los Gatos, California
Focus Staff
14 hours ago
$2,077/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
San Francisco, California
Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
14 hours ago
State: CAStart Date: 10/11/2021 Shifts: Days Guaranteed Hours:0 Length:13 weeks
$2,048/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Focus Staff
14 hours ago
$1,916/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Sacramento, California
TotalMed Allied
10 hours ago
$1,862/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Newport, Oregon
Focus Staff
10 hours ago
$1,808/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Waterloo, Iowa
Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
8 hours ago
Location: Waterloo, IA Setting: ALF
$1,756/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Rapid City, South Dakota
Focus Staff
5 hours ago
$1,727/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Fairbanks, Alaska
TotalMed Allied
9 hours ago
$1,709/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Washington, District Of Columbia
Focus Staff
11 hours ago
$1,700/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistJackson Therapy Partners
Travel Occupational Therapist
Lewiston, Idaho
Jackson Therapy Partners
14 hours ago
Jackson Therapy Partners is currently seeking a licensed Occupational Therapist for a contract position at a state-of-the-art facility where expert therapy professionals help pati ...
$1,660/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Rapid City, South Dakota
Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
8 hours ago
State: SDStart Date: 11/01/2021 Shifts: Days Guaranteed Hours:35 Length:13 weeks
$1,513/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Lewiston, Idaho
Focus Staff
13 hours ago
$1,481/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistArdor Health Solutions
Travel Occupational Therapist
Medford, Oregon
Ardor Health Solutions
12 hours ago
Location: MEDFORD, OR Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in MEDFORD, OR! This is a full time travel contract position ...
$1,029/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 Med Travelers (355), Club Staffing (355), and Jackson Therapy Partners (155).

How Much Do Occupational Therapist Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Friday, September 17th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Occupational Therapist is $1,747, but can pay up to $3,990 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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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Occupational Therapist
Socorro, New Mexico
Ardor Health Solutions
7 days ago
Location: Socorro, NM Setting: IN/OUT PATIENT Employment Type: Traveler Ardor is looking for a OT in Socorro, NM! Apply now or contact us for more information
$1,980/wk
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7 days ago
Location: Camdenton, MO Setting: OUT PATIENT Employment Type: Traveler Ardor Health is looking for OT to join our team! For more info, contact us!
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Dickinson, North Dakota
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14 days ago
Location: Dickinson, ND Setting: IN/OUT PATIENT Employment Type: Traveler Ardor Health is lookikng for a OT, to travel to North Dakota! For more information, contact us!
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Inglewood, California
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14 days ago
Jackson Therapy Partners is currently seeking a licensed Occupational Therapist for a contract position at a state-of-the-art facility where expert therapy professionals help pati ...
$1,390/wk
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Roanoke, Alabama
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3 days ago
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$1,560/wk
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Stockton, California
Ardor Health Solutions
14 days ago
Location: STOCKTON, CA Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in STOCKTON, CA! This is a full time travel contract positi ...
$2,059/wk
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Elk Grove, California
Ardor Health Solutions
14 days ago
Location: ELK GROVE, CA Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in ELK GROVE, CA! This is a full time travel contract posi ...
$2,059/wk
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