Ohio Physical Therapy License Board

Are you interested in practicing as a physical therapist in Ohio? Getting your state licensure is an easy way to open the door to a PT job with great pay and benefits. To help make it easier, we've put together a quick guide to obtaining your licensure and application processing times. It includes data on average salaries and cost of living to help you determine your earning potential in the state.

If you have questions while you're reading through this information, our staffing specialists are happy to assist. Please contact us to learn more about landing a rewarding PT job in Ohio and getting your licensure in order.


How to Get Your Ohio Physical Therapist License

The state board processes most physical therapy licensure applications within three to four weeks, but it may take three or four months if you reside more than 75 miles from Ohio. Physical therapists in Ohio earn an annual mean salary that's slightly less than the national average, and they live in one of the more affordable states in the country. The cost of living in Ohio is 17% cheaper than the national average.

There's plenty of adventure and inspiration to be found in Ohio, whether you're living in a fun-loving city with a cool vibe or amidst rural splendor. Physical therapists with varying levels of experience are needed throughout the state. Connect with one of our recruiters to discuss your preferences and see where your PT skills can make a difference.


How long does it take to receive your physical therapy license in Ohio?

It typically takes between three and four weeks to receive your physical therapy license if you submit an electronic fingerprint check. This is average compared to other physical therapy licenses across the United States. Applicants living more than 75 miles outside of Ohio must submit ink-rolled fingerprints which take several months to process.

Ohio physical therapy contact information

Helpful Links

Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board
77 South High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108

Email: board@otptat.ohio.gov
Phone: (614) 466-3774
Fax: (614) 995-0816

Ohio Physical Therapist Salary Information

Being an allied traveler, especially with Med Travelers, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. Physical therapists earn an annual mean wage of $87,600 in Ohio. While this is already a competitive salary, PTs who work on short-term travel assignments can earn up to 20% more and receive free, furnished housing. Travel PTs also enjoy comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement plans, so permanent positions aren't your only option if you want important benefits.

Get ahead with a travel physical therapy job in Ohio that's professionally and personally rewarding. Browse our current jobs for PTs or get in touch with a Med Travelers recruiter to learn more.

Let us know if you have any questions about PT state boards licensing.

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