Embrace your spirit of adventure and pursue a position as an occupational therapist in Colorado. Once you've acquired your state license, you can line up a high-paying OT job that lets you enjoy Colorado's incredible natural environment on your days off. Read on for information about applying for your state license, cost of living, job options and average salaries for occupational therapists in Colorado.
Our staffing experts work with OTs of all skill levels. Whether you're just starting out or have several years of experience, we can help you obtain your license and line up a job that's a natural next step for your career.
How to Get Your Colorado Occupational Therapy License
The Colorado Office of Occupational Therapy oversees licensure. It doesn't have a set time line for processing applications, so you may wish to apply early to ensure you can start working as soon as possible. Occupational therapists in Colorado earn an above-average wage that's among the country's 10 highest paying states for the profession. Colorado's cost of living is also higher than the national index, in large part due to housing prices.
Colorado is experiencing strong population growth from people drawn to its robust economy and incredible landscape. An abundance of mountain peaks makes the region ideal for skiing and snowboarding, but there are also plenty of wilderness areas for year-round recreation including backpacking, rock climbing, parasailing, rafting and wildlife viewing. Occupational therapists are needed throughout the Centennial State — reach out to our recruiters to find a position that appeals to you.
How long does it take to receive your occupational therapy license in Colorado?
There's no set time line for receiving your occupational therapy license in Colorado. On average, most states issue OT licenses within three to four weeks of receipt of a complete application. You can check the progress of your Colorado license application online.
Colorado occupational therapy contact information
Colorado Office of Occupational Therapy
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 894-7800
Fax: (303) 894-2310
Colorado Occupational Therapy Salary Information
Being an allied traveler, especially with Med Travelers, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. Occupational therapists earn an annual mean wage of $90,990 in Colorado, well above the national average. You can boost your individual salary even more by working as a travel OT, as temporary assignments often pay up to 20% more than permanent placements. You also enjoy great perks such as free housing or a housing allowance, travel reimbursement, medical insurance and a retirement plan.
The best part about a travel OT career is that you're not limited to where you work. Check out our travel occupational therapy jobs to see the many destinations needing skilled professionals. If you're intrigued by the idea of combining work and travel, apply today to find out where your skills can take you.