There's a rewarding career as an occupational therapist waiting for you in New Jersey once you obtain your state license. If you're wondering about getting started, our handy guide has the information you need to apply for your OT license and start your job search. We've also provided data about average salaries and cost of living to help with your career planning.
Occupational therapists of all skill levels are needed in New Jersey, including recent grads wanting to gain valuable experience and seasoned professionals looking for new career opportunities. Our recruiters are ready to assist if you have any questions about submitting your license application and working as an OT in the Garden State.
How to Get Your New Jersey Occupational Therapy License
Applications for state licensure are submitted to the Occupational Therapy Advisory Council. The council doesn't provide a set time line for reviewing applications, so it's a good idea to apply early to ensure you can work as soon as possible. Occupational therapists in New Jersey earn the third highest annual mean salary for the profession in the country. Residents in the state pay more for daily expenses such as food, shelter and utilities, as the cost of living index is higher than the national average.
Ranked as one of the 12 best states by U.S. News, New Jersey offers a fantastic quality of life and plenty of year-round recreation, including skiing, surfing, kayaking, camping, hiking and fishing. Take a look at some of the occupational therapist jobs available in New Jersey to get an idea of where your skills are in demand, and get in touch with us for more information.
How long does it take to receive your occupational therapy license in New Jersey?
As the state board doesn't provide a time line for processing licensure applications, it's smart to apply as early as possible. Once you've submitted your application, you can check its status online to see items as they're received and checked off.
New Jersey occupational therapy contact information
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
Occupational Therapy Advisory Council
124 Halsey Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Phone: (973) 504-6570
New Jersey Occupational Therapy Salary Information
Being an allied traveler, especially with Med Travelers, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. Occupational therapists in New Jersey earn an average annual salary of $96,820, which is third-highest in the country, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While individual salary depends on experience, travel OTs earn roughly 20% more than permanently placed OTs because of the need to cover staffing shortages. You also receive free furnished housing or a generous allowance, health benefits and a 401(k) retirement plan when you work with Med Travelers.
If a travel OT job sounds like something you're interested in pursuing, our recruiters can help you earn great pay and benefits while exploring new destinations. Contact us today to take the first step toward your new career.