Are you looking for an occupational therapy job that lets you thrive professionally and personally? Consider acquiring your state license in Iowa and building your career in this Midwestern state.
Here's what you need to know about applying for licensure, processing times, average salaries and potential job opportunities. Our recruiters have strong relationships with employers across the country and can help you line up a rewarding OT job in healthcare, skilled nursing and school settings throughout Iowa.
How to Get Your Iowa Occupational Therapy License
To apply for licensure, submit your request to Iowa's board of occupational therapy. Complete applications usually take two to three weeks to process. Occupational therapists in the state earn a mean wage that's less than the national average. They also spend less for daily expenses like groceries, housing and utilities. Iowa is a very affordable state, with a cost of living that comes in about 16% cheaper than the national average.
Ranked among the country's top 15 states for livability, Iowa is big on economic opportunity as well as personal adventure. Experience the exhilaration of floating in a hot air balloon, tackling white water rapids, hiking to a waterfall or exploring caves. Ask our recruiters about working as an occupational therapist in Iowa, whether you prefer a small community or larger urban center.
How long does it take to receive your occupational therapy license in Iowa?
It typically takes between two and three weeks to receive your occupational therapy license in Iowa. This is fast compared to other occupational therapy licenses across the United States.
Iowa occupational therapy contact information
Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy
Bureau of Professional Licensure
321 East 12th Street, 5th Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone: (515) 281-0254
Fax: (515) 281-3121
Iowa Occupational Therapy Salary Information
Being an allied traveler, especially with Med Travelers, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. You have the full support of a team of recruiters, licensing experts and housing specialists to help make your travels successful. Travel OTs also have bigger earning potential — the average wage for an OT in Iowa is $82,380 per year. Travel assignments typically offer up to 20% more than a permanent salaried position and include housing benefits, travel reimbursement, health insurance and a retirement plan.
Find out how easy it is to make Iowa the next stop on your career path. Explore some of the occupational therapy jobs currently seeking skilled professionals and contact our recruiters to get started.