If you're ready to take your travel occupational therapy career to the next level, you can't get much more extreme than the Last Frontier. If you have your sight set on the great state of Alaska, we're here to help. Below you'll find information on how much OTs in Alaska usually make, cost of living considerations and what the process is for getting your Alaska OT license.
Even if you've been a travel OT for a while, you may still have questions about taking a job in Alaska. Our dedicated recruiters have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process and help ensure your assignment is a success.
How to Get Your Alaska Occupational Therapy License
The Alaska State Occupational Therapy Board takes about four to six weeks to process and approve occupational therapy licenses. This means it's important to get all of your paperwork and exam requirements in place so that as soon as you're approved, you're ready to hit the ground running. Occupational therapists in Alaska earn higher-than-average salaries, and that's a good thing because the cost of living is also about 25% more overall, mainly due to the price of goods having to be transported in.
With the Northern Lights, acres and acres of untamed wilderness and all-day sunlight in summer, it's easy to see why Alaska draws adventurous allied health professionals. Reach out to our recruiters if you have any questions as you're planning your next assignment.
How long does it take to receive your occupational therapy license in Alaska?
It typically takes between 4 and 6 weeks to receive your occupational therapy license in Alaska. This is average compared to other occupational therapy licenses across the US.
Alaska Occupational Therapy contact information
Alaska State PT & OT Board
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Phone: (907) 465-2550
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Alaska Occupational Therapy Salary Information
Being an allied traveler, especially with Med Travelers, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. Some of the perks we offer our allied health professionals are competitive pay with the opportunity to make up to 20% more than in traditional positions. The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that the average OT salary in Alaska is $90,340 per year. You can also get full health benefits, housing and a plethora of networking and career advancement opportunities.
If you think a travel occupational therapy job may be the right move for your career, check out our listings of Alaska OT jobs to find your next assignment. Working as a traveling OT lets you get a fresh change of scenery, put your skills to use with new patients and explore different parts of the country all while earning great money.