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 692 matching Occupational Therapist jobs.

View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistCoast Medical Service
Travel Occupational Therapist
Newton, Kansas
Coast Medical Service
3 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 ...
$3,537/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Newton, Kansas
iDeal Personnel
6 days ago
Position: Inpatient Occupational Therapy Number of Needs: 1 Start Date: ASAP Assignment Duration: 13 weeks Shift Times/Schedule: 7a-3:30p Specialty Requirements/Years of Experienc ...
$3,510/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistArdor Health Solutions
Travel Occupational Therapist
Newton, Kansas
Ardor Health Solutions
19 days ago
Location: Newton, KS Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in Newton, KS! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$3,348/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Newton, Kansas
TotalMed Allied
12 days ago
$3,285/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
San Diego, California
Focus Staff
4 days ago
$2,940/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Margate, Florida
Focus Staff
a day ago
$2,540/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistAureus Medical Group - Therapy
Travel Occupational Therapist
Ottumwa, Iowa
Aureus Medical Group - Therapy
7 hours ago
$2,333/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistCoast Medical Service
Travel Occupational Therapist
Portland, Oregon
Coast Medical Service
a day 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 ...
$2,096/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistCoast Medical Service
Travel Occupational Therapist
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Coast Medical Service
a day 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 ...
$1,991/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Twin Falls, Idaho
Focus Staff
a day ago
$1,936/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistAureus Medical Group - Therapy
Travel Occupational Therapist
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Aureus Medical Group - Therapy
7 hours ago
$1,885/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistCoast Medical Service
Travel Occupational Therapist
Locust Hill, Virginia
Coast Medical Service
a day 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 ...
$1,768/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistAureus Medical Group - Therapy
Travel Occupational Therapist
Arcadia, Florida
Aureus Medical Group - Therapy
7 hours ago
$1,685/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistCoast Medical Service
Travel Occupational Therapist
Montrose, Colorado
Coast Medical Service
a day 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 ...
$1,650/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistCoast Medical Service
Travel Occupational Therapist
Baltimore, Maryland
Coast Medical Service
a day 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 ...
$1,650/wk
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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistAnders Group
Travel Occupational Therapist
Washington, District Of Columbia
Anders Group
3 hours ago
Occupational Therapist (OT) Washington, DC Start Date: 11/01/2021 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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View job details for Travel Occupational TherapistCoast Medical Service
Travel Occupational Therapist
Grants Pass, Oregon
Coast Medical Service
a day 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 ...
$1,519/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Toledo, Ohio
Coast Medical Service
a day 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 ...
$1,519/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Salt Lake City, Utah
Coast Medical Service
a day 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 ...
$1,367/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Brooksville, Florida
Coast Medical Service
a day 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 ...
$1,367/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 Anders Group (194), Jackson Therapy Partners (171), and Ardor Health Solutions (162).

How Much Do Occupational Therapist Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Sunday, October 24th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Occupational Therapist is $1,688, but can pay up to $3,537 per week.

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  • avg - $1,688
  • max - $3,537

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

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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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Anders Group
Travel Occupational Therapist
Santa Maria, California
Anders Group
4 days ago
OT Certified Hand Therapist Location: Santa Maria, CA Start: ASAP Shift: 8 hour days Certs: BLS 2 years experience Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this gre ...
$2,802/wk
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Anders Group
Travel Occupational Therapist
Pierre, South Dakota
Anders Group
4 days ago
Occupational Therapist (OT) Pierre, SD Start Date: 08/23/2021 Shift: (Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 5:30 pm) Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunit ...
$1,736/wk
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Anders Group
Travel Occupational Therapist
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Anders Group
4 days ago
Occupational Therapist (OT) Steamboat Springs, CO Start Date: 08/23/2021 Shift: 07:30 - 16:00 Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! ...
$1,711/wk
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Anders Group
Travel Occupational Therapist
Seattle, Washington
Anders Group
4 days ago
Occupational Therapist (OT) Seattle, WA Start Date: 08/23/2021 Shift: 08:00 - 16:30 Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders Gr ...
$1,686/wk
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Focus Staff
Travel Occupational Therapist
Tuscon, Arizona
Focus Staff
9 days ago
$2,564/wk
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Coast Medical Service
Travel Occupational Therapist
Peoria, Illinois
Coast Medical Service
3 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 ...
$2,620/wk
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Coast Medical Service
Travel Occupational Therapist
Elkhart, Indiana
Coast Medical Service
3 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 ...
$2,489/wk
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Coast Medical Service
Travel Occupational Therapist
Lafayette, Indiana
Coast Medical Service
3 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 ...
$2,122/wk
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Coast Medical Service
Travel Occupational Therapist
Romney, West Virginia
Coast Medical Service
3 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 ...
$2,043/wk
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Coast Medical Service
Travel Occupational Therapist
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Coast Medical Service
3 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 ...
$1,912/wk
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