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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 1,167 matching Occupational Therapist jobs.

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Travel Occupational Therapist
Modesto, California
Ardor Health Solutions
6 days ago
Location: MODESTO, CA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in MODESTO, CA! This is a full time travel contract position ...
$2,412/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Jacksonville, Florida
CareStaff Partners
4 days ago
Online Occupational Therapist School caseload Flexible hours W2 pay   As an Occupational Therapist you will specialize in providing quality school-based occupational therapy servi ...
$2,340/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Snyder, Texas
Ardor Health Solutions
a day ago
Location: Snyder, TX Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Home Health - HH to join our travel team in Snyder, TX! This is a full time travel contract position. Requi ...
$2,278/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Snyder, Texas
Focus Staff
a day ago
$2,232/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Guymon, Oklahoma
Ardor Health Solutions
a day ago
Location: Guymon, OK Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Rehabilitation - Rehab to join our travel team in Guymon, OK! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$2,197/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Rawlins, Wyoming
AHS NurseStat
2 hours ago
$1,993/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
La Jolla, California
AHS NurseStat
2 hours ago
$1,973/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Petoskey, Michigan
AHS NurseStat
2 hours ago
$1,896/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Vancouver, Washington
AHS NurseStat
2 hours ago
$1,896/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Rocky River, Ohio
AHS NurseStat
2 hours ago
$1,896/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Sanger, California
AHS NurseStat
2 hours ago
$1,823/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Federal Way, Washington
AHS NurseStat
2 hours ago
$1,823/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Pueblo, Colorado
AHS NurseStat
2 hours ago
$1,701/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Fort Morgan, Colorado
AHS NurseStat
2 hours ago
$1,701/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Arvin, California
AHS NurseStat
2 hours ago
$1,701/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Lynchburg, Virginia
AHS NurseStat
2 hours ago
$1,677/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Albert Lea, Minnesota
AHS NurseStat
2 hours ago
$1,531/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Richland, Washington
AHS NurseStat
2 hours ago
$1,483/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Blountstown, Florida
AHS NurseStat
2 hours ago
$1,458/wk
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Travel Occupational Therapist
Tacoma, Washington
AHS NurseStat
2 hours ago
$1,410/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 (242), Club Staffing (242), and AHS NurseStat (118).

How Much Do Occupational Therapist Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Wednesday, June 23rd 2021, the average weekly salary for a Occupational Therapist is $1,682, but can pay up to $2,412 per week.

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  • avg - $1,682
  • max - $2,412

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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Club Staffing
Travel Occupational Therapist
Bellevue, Washington
Club Staffing
a month ago
Job Description & RequirementsOccupational Therapist - Outpatient - (OT)StartDate: 05/24/2021Available Shifts: 10 D Pay Rate: $1700.00 - 1850.00Well respected hospital is seek ...
$1,812/wk
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Med Travelers
Travel Occupational Therapist
Bellevue, Washington
Med Travelers
a month ago
Job Description & RequirementsOccupational Therapist - Outpatient - (OT)StartDate: 05/24/2021Available Shifts: 10 D Pay Rate: $1700.00 - 1850.00Well respected hospital is seek ...
$1,812/wk
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Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
Travel Occupational Therapist
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
a day ago
State: PAStart Date: 07/15/2021 Shifts: Days Guaranteed Hours:40 Length:13 weeks
$2,208/wk
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Jackson Therapy Partners
Travel Occupational Therapist
Hyannis, Massachusetts
Jackson Therapy Partners
4 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 ...
$1,850/wk
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Anders Group
Travel Occupational Therapist
New Braunfels, Texas
Anders Group
a day ago
Occupational Therapist (OT) New Braunfels, TX Start Date: 07/06/2021 Shift: 08:00 - 17:00 Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! And ...
$1,637/wk
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Jackson Therapy Partners
Occupational Therapist
Wapato, Washington
Jackson Therapy Partners
4 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 ...
$2,610/wk
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Jackson Therapy Partners
Occupational Therapist
Wapato, Washington
Jackson Therapy Partners
4 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 ...
$2,610/wk
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AHS NurseStat
Travel Occupational Therapist
El Paso, Texas
AHS NurseStat
a day ago
$1,410/wk
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AHS NurseStat
Travel Occupational Therapist
Watertown, South Dakota
AHS NurseStat
a day ago
$1,653/wk
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AHS NurseStat
Travel Occupational Therapist
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
AHS NurseStat
a day ago
$1,701/wk
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