Occupational Therapist Salary and OT Jobs

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Occupational therapist (OT) jobs are widely available in the allied healthcare world, with many of the nation’s top hospitals and facilities actively seeking occupational therapists at increasing rates. Med Travelers is helping to meet this need by offering a broad spectrum of OT job opportunities throughout the United States.

Why choose travel employment with Med Travelers? Because we make quality service our priority, and are a company of AMN Healthcare, healthcare’s workforce innovator and the nation’s largest provider of clinical staffing services, Med Travelers has the nationwide resources to get you where you want to go. Offering competitive pay and comprehensive benefits including 401(k), referral bonuses, and health insurance on and between assignments, Med Travelers offers occupational therapy employment opportunities that not only enhance your career but offer unforgettable life experiences, as well.

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Occupational therapist job duties include helping patients of all ages with limited movement establish, develop and/or maintain the ability to perform daily tasks and functions by focusing on relieving the physical, mental, social and emotional sources of patients’ disabilities. Occupational therapists work one-on-one with patients via regular therapy sessions, centering on each individual’s needs to help achieve improved quality of life and a greater feeling of independence. Occupational therapist jobs are most commonly based in nursing care facilities, hospitals, and private occupational therapy practices, and require generally good health and fitness because of the role’s physical demands.
Occupational therapist jobs are available at all experience levels and in a broad spectrum of settings. Typically, occupational therapy employment opportunities require that the applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy at minimum (and frequently a master’s degree) through an accredited program. Eligible occupational therapist job seekers must also successfully pass the national certification exam; additional certifications and education may also help OTs obtain advanced or more specialized positions.

Occupational therapist salary info

The full-time average occupational therapist salary is about $75,000 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics; exact rates depend on specialization and level of training (as well as location of employment) but are growing rapidly along with national demand. With advanced training and high-level experience, occupational therapist job compensation can rise well above that figure.

Med Travelers offers thousands of temporary and travel occupational therapist jobs at competitive salary rates, with the added advantage of travel, free housing, and plentiful bonus opportunities. Assistance with licensing is provided, as well as free liability insurance and comprehensive health insurance. Med Travelers is also pleased to offer travelers 30 days of insurance coverage between assignments.

All salary estimates are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm. Retrieved Nov. 20, 2012.

In addition to OT jobs, Med Travelers also recruits other medical and clinical professionals with a wide variety of positions in locations across the United States:

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