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 1,759 matching Occupational Therapist jobs.

View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistArdor Health Solutions
Travel Occupational Therapist
Merced, California
Ardor Health Solutions
3 days 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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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistMarvel Medical Staffing Therapy
Travel Occupational Therapist
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
a day ago
State: IAStart Date: 01/31/2022 Shifts: Days Weekends Guaranteed Hours: 40
$2,793/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistAnders Group
Travel Occupational Therapist
York, Pennsylvania
Anders Group
2 days ago
Occupational Therapist (OT) , Start Date: 12/06/2021 Shift: Days, Days Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders Group is looki ...
$2,728/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Dallas, Oregon
Focus Staff
3 days ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C6MdAAK. 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 ...
$2,720/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Ardor Health Solutions
3 days 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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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistPioneer Healthcare
Travel Occupational Therapist
Grass Valley, California
Pioneer Healthcare
10 hours ago
Must have an active CA license and some SNF experience!
$2,355/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistMarvel Medical Staffing Therapy
Travel Occupational Therapist
Grass Valley, California
Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
7 hours ago
Occupational Therapist Location: Grass Valley, CA Setting: SNF Guarantee:40
$2,261/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Fort Bragg, California
Focus Staff
10 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IDqTAAW. 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 ...
$2,249/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
San Leandro, California
Anders Group
10 hours ago
Occupational Therapist (OT) San Leandro, CA Start Date: 12/27/2021 Shift: 08:30 - 15:00 Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Ander ...
$2,220/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Grass Valley, California
Pioneer Healthcare
9 hours ago
14 day cancel 40 hour Guarantee Medical Dental and Vision
$2,195/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistTotalMed Allied
Travel Occupational Therapist
Anchorage, Alaska
TotalMed Allied
11 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #689034. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist in ...
$2,159/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Kansas City, Missouri
Focus Staff
10 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IDiCAAW. 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 ...
$2,120/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Anders Group
11 hours ago
Occupational Therapist (OT) Lee's Summit, MO Start Date: 01/02/2022 Shift: 08:30 - 17:00 Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Ande ...
$2,083/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Lynnwood, Washington
Focus Staff
10 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IDqRAAW. 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 ...
$2,049/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistArdor Health Solutions
Travel Occupational Therapist
Fort Bragg, California
Ardor Health Solutions
10 hours ago
Location: Fort Bragg, CA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Skilled Nursing Facility - SNF to join our travel team in Fort Bragg, CA! This is a full time travel con ...
$2,048/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Pasadena, California
TotalMed Allied
9 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #689368. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist in ...
$2,011/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Ottumwa, Iowa
TotalMed Allied
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #691057. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist in ...
$1,759/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Inman, South Carolina
Anders Group
10 hours ago
Occupational Therapist (OT) Inman, SC Start Date: 11/29/2021 Shift: Mon-Fri, Days Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders Grou ...
$1,686/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistJackson Therapy Partners
Travel Occupational Therapist
Surprise, Arizona
Jackson Therapy Partners
6 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 patie ...
$1,660/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Winter Haven, Florida
Jackson Therapy Partners
8 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 patie ...
$1,660/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Lynnwood, Washington
TotalMed Allied
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #691063. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist in ...
$1,622/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Chicago, Illinois
Anders Group
4 hours ago
Occupational Therapist (OT) Chicago, IL Start Date: 11/23/2021 Shift: Days Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders Group is lo ...
$1,612/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Boise, Idaho
TotalMed Allied
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #691045. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist in ...
$1,612/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Fort Ashby, West Virginia
Anders Group
9 hours ago
Occupational Therapist (OT) Fort Ashby, WV Start Date: 12/20/2021 Shift: 08:30 - 16:30 Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders ...
$1,587/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Lynnwood, Washington
Anders Group
10 hours ago
Occupational Therapist (OT) Lynnwood, WA Start Date: 12/02/2021 Shift: Tuesday-Saturday 32 hours/week. Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great oppo ...
$1,587/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 Club Staffing (455), Med Travelers (454), and Anders Group (218).

How Much Do Occupational Therapist Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Friday, December 3rd 2021, the average weekly salary for a Occupational Therapist is $1,763, but can pay up to $2,892 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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Coast Medical Service
11 hours 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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$2,620/wk
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Coast Medical Service
11 hours 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 ...
$2,358/wk
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11 hours ago
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$2,331/wk
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Coast Medical Service
11 hours 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 ...
$2,279/wk
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Coast Medical Service
11 hours 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 ...
$2,279/wk
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