While tourists from around the globe are drawn to Hawaii for its tropical splendor, occupational therapists have an extraordinary chance to spend time in this desirable destination and get paid for it. Acquire your OT license in Hawaii and access rewarding jobs that let you spend a few months living and working in the Aloha State like a local.
Here's a closer look applying for your state license, expected wait times, average salaries and job opportunities for occupational therapists in Hawaii. If you're ready to combine your clinical skills with an enticing job in this island paradise, our recruiters are ready to help facilitate your move.
How to Get Your Hawaii Occupational Therapy License
Applications for licensure usually take three to four weeks to process. Individual salaries vary depending on qualifications, but the annual mean wage for OTs in Hawaii is slightly above the national average. The cost of living in Hawaii is higher than in the contiguous United States, with residents paying much more than the national index for groceries, housing, transportation and utilities. Those who want to reduce some of their costs can consider travel OT jobs that offer perks such as free furnished housing or a housing allowance.
It's impossible to put a price on Hawaii's natural beauty. Whether you're riding the waves, watching the sunrise on a beach, scuba diving in turquoise waters or hiking across a lava field, there's an abundance of unforgettable experiences to discover. Get in touch with our recruiters to find a travel OT job that lets you explore the state's unique attractions when your shift is over.
How long does it take to receive your occupational therapy license in Hawaii?
It typically takes between three and four weeks to receive your occupational therapy license in Hawaii. This is average compared to other occupational therapy licenses across the United States. Applications that are incomplete or have deficiencies usually take longer to process.
Hawaii occupational therapy contact information
Professional and Vocational Licensing Division
Occupational Therapy Program
335 Merchant Street, Room 301
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 586-2696
Hawaii Occupational Therapy Salary Information
Being an allied traveler, especially with Med Travelers, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. We want to make your experience as easy as possible and offer furnished housing or a housing allowance, comprehensive health benefits, travel reimbursement, a 401(k) plan and life insurance. You can also earn up to 20% more as a travel OT than as permanent staff, which can have a big impact considering the average annual wage for an occupational therapist in Hawaii is $87,080 per year.
Put your skills to work caring for patients in Hawaii, and discover its charms at a more leisurely pace than if you were on holidays. Get started by checking out some of the travel OT jobs we're recruiting for, and send in your resume to connect with a recruiter today.