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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 777 matching Occupational Therapist jobs.

View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistMarvel Medical Staffing Therapy
Travel Occupational Therapist
Redding, California
Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
3 days ago
Hospital: Mercy Medical Center Redding Location: Redding - CA     Title: OT (Occupati ...
$2,208/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistMarvel Medical Staffing Therapy
Travel Occupational Therapist
Alamogordo, New Mexico
Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
5 days ago
Facility Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center Department Rehabilitation Address 2669 North Scenic Drive , Alamogordo, NM, 88310 Accepting Candidate Profiles Requisition Dates 4/ ...
$2,208/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistArdor Health Solutions
Travel Occupational Therapist
Redding, California
Ardor Health Solutions
9 days ago
Location: Redding, CA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in Redding, CA! This is a full time travel contract position ...
$2,176/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Norfolk, Nebraska
Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
4 days ago
Need Type: Occupational Therapist Facility Name & Location: Faith Regional Health Services Norfolk, NE   ...
$2,070/wk
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View job details for Occupational TherapistJackson Therapy Partners
Occupational Therapist
Redding, California
Jackson Therapy Partners
2 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 ...
$2,070/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistArdor Health Solutions
Travel Occupational Therapist
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Skilled Nursing Facility - SNF to join our travel team in ALBUQUERQUE, NM! This is a full time travel c ...
$1,904/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistMarvel Medical Staffing Therapy
Travel Occupational Therapist
Honolulu, Hawaii
Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
2 hours ago
State: HIStart Date: 05/07/2021 Shifts: Days Guaranteed Hours:40 Length:12 weeks
$1,739/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Honolulu, Hawaii
Ardor Health Solutions
2 hours ago
Location: Honolulu, HI Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Skilled Nursing Facility - SNF to join our travel team in Honolulu, HI! This is a full time travel contrac ...
$1,714/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistMed Travelers
Travel Occupational Therapist
Surprise, Arizona
Med Travelers
17 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsOccupational Therapist - School - (OT - School)StartDate: 08/04/2021Available Shifts: 7.5 D Pay Rate: $1350.00 - 1800.00We are partnering with a ...
$1,687/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Monticello, Indiana
Med Travelers
17 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsOccupational Therapist - School - (OT - School)StartDate: 08/09/2021Pay Rate: $1350.00 - 1800.00We are partnering with a well-respected School Dis ...
$1,687/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Burbank, California
Med Travelers
17 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsOccupational Therapist - Skilled - (OT)StartDate: 05/17/2021Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1450.00 - 1750.00A Skilled Nursing Home in Burbank, ...
$1,675/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistJackson Therapy Partners
Travel Occupational Therapist
Hazlehurst, Georgia
Jackson Therapy Partners
5 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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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistJackson Therapy Partners
Travel Occupational Therapist
Savannah, Georgia
Jackson Therapy Partners
5 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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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistArdor Health Solutions
Travel Occupational Therapist
Cheraw, South Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: CHERAW, SC Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in CHERAW, SC! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$1,632/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Florence, Wisconsin
Ardor Health Solutions
6 hours ago
Location: Florence, WI Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in Florence, WI! This is a full time travel contract positi ...
$1,632/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Greer, South Carolina
Jackson Therapy Partners
5 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 ...
$1,580/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistArdor Health Solutions
Travel Occupational Therapist
Modesto, California
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: Modesto, CA Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in Modesto, CA! This is a full time travel contract position ...
$1,578/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistMarvel Medical Staffing Therapy
Travel Occupational Therapist
Modesto, California
Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
4 hours ago
State: CAStart Date: 05/07/2021 Shifts: Days Guaranteed Hours:32 Length:13 weeks
$1,281/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistMarvel Medical Staffing Therapy
Travel Occupational Therapist
Florence, Wisconsin
Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
6 hours ago
State: WIStart Date: 05/31/2021 Shifts: Days Guaranteed Hours:30 Length:13 weeks
$1,242/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Bay City, Texas
Ardor Health Solutions
6 hours ago
Location: BAY CITY, TX Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Skilled Nursing Facility - SNF to join our travel team in BAY CITY, TX! This is a full time travel contrac ...
$1,034/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 (205), Club Staffing (205), and Ardor Health Solutions (114).

How Much Do Occupational Therapist Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Friday, May 7th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Occupational Therapist is $1,680, but can pay up to $2,208 per week.

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  • min - $979
  • avg - $1,680
  • max - $2,208

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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Jackson Therapy Partners
Travel Occupational Therapist
Yuma, Arizona
Jackson Therapy Partners
15 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 ...
$2,160/wk
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$2,070/wk
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Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
Travel Occupational Therapist
San Ramon, California
Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
21 days ago
State: CAStart Date: 05/10/2021 Shifts: Days Guaranteed Hours: Length:26 weeks
$1,932/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
San Ramon, California
Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
21 days ago
State: CAStart Date: 05/10/2021 Shifts: Days Guaranteed Hours: Length:26 weeks
$1,932/wk
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Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
Travel Occupational Therapist
Cheraw, South Carolina
Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
4 days ago
State: SCStart Date: 05/03/2021 Shifts: Days Guaranteed Hours:32 Length:13 weeks
$1,325/wk
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AHS NurseStat
Travel Occupational Therapist
Pontiac, Michigan
AHS NurseStat
8 days ago
$2,011/wk
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