Skilled occupational therapists are in demand throughout the country, including in Virginia, where you can find lucrative, well-paying positions. Once you've obtained your state license to practice, you can access a variety of OT jobs in school, healthcare and skilled nursing settings.
This guide contains resources about applying for your state licensure, average salaries and options for working as an occupational therapist in Virginia. While the links on this page can get you started on your job search, feel free to contact us if you have specific questions. Our team of recruiters and licensure experts are ready to help you advance your career as an OT in Virginia.
How to Get Your Virginia Occupational Therapy License
Licenses are issued by the Virginia Occupational Therapy Advisory Board. The board processes applications as quickly as possible but doesn't provide an estimated time line. Virginia ranks among the eight highest-paying states in the country for occupational therapists, based on annual mean salaries. The cost of living in Virginia is slightly above the national index but still cheaper than many of the other higher-paying states.
Virginia is also a great choice in terms of livability, ranking highly for public safety, education and fiscal stability. When you're ready for a break from work, you can explore the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Chesapeake Bay, Shenandoah National Park and scenic towns steeped in history. Please feel free to reach out to our recruiting staff if you have questions about working in Virginia or getting your occupational therapy license.
How long does it take to receive your occupational therapy license in Virginia?
There's no set time line for receiving your occupational therapy license in Virginia. The state board works as efficiently as possible to process applications. Applicants can view the status of their applications online, including a checklist that shows when outstanding documentation is received and processed.
Virginia occupational therapy contact information
Virginia Board Of Medicine
Occupational Therapy Advisory Board
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463
Phone: (804) 367-4600
Fax: (804) 527-4426
Virginia Occupational Therapy Salary Information
Being an allied traveler, especially with Med Travelers, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that occupational therapists in Virginia earn an annual mean salary of $91,970, which is higher than the national average. OTs on short-term travel assignments earn roughly 20% more than staff OTs. Our travel professionals also enjoy furnished, move-in ready accommodations, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, retirement plans and free continuing education.
There are also benefits that are hard to put a price tag on, such as the opportunity to travel, meet new people and create lasting memories. If you're interested in a travel occupational therapy career, contact us to learn how our recruiting, licensure, housing and benefit experts can facilitate your journey.