Find A High Paying, New Grad Friendly Occupational Therapy Job in Iowa With Advanced Travel Therapy.
You’ve graduated from OT school and you’ve passed the NBCOT. It’s time for all your hard work to pay off with the career you’ve been dreaming of since freshman year. Your excitement, however, may be a little dampened by nerves because adulting isn't easy. Well Advanced Travel Therapy is here to tell you that you have nothing to worry about. In fact, we have a “No Worries” Job Solution to offer you as part of our industry-leading New Grad Program.
We will give you excellent pay packages, comprehensive medical coverage from day one, and new grad benefits like free CEUs and $5,000 in tuition reimbursement. We will also hook you up with a recruiter that will line up your job, help you with licensure, moving, housing, and just about everything else you’ll need that isn’t clinical in nature. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back on that front too. We will match you with an OT mentor that will always be there to answer your clinical questions while you’re on assignment.
We’ve got you covered and we have high paying positions in new grad friendly facilities across Iowa. Keep reading to find about pay, settings, and licensure!
More About New Grad OT Jobs in IA
How Much Do OTs Make In IA?
$41.80 per hour
$2,132 per week
$77,947 per year
Whenever you are considering taking a job, especially when starting your career, it’s in your best interest to do your homework. You should research pay in the field and in the specific area you are considering.
The above three figures will give you an idea of what OTs are making in Iowa in terms of wages and salaries, but averages only tell a fraction of the story. They do not speak to the discrepancies in pay that may arise from factors like setting, specific location, education level, and years of experience.
Working as a travel therapist with Advanced, however, can help you alleviate some of the guesswork and ensure that you are making the money you deserve. Most people don’t know that travel therapists are often better compensated than their permanently placed counterparts. With Advanced, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of traveling tax-breaks that can increase your take home pay. We also offer you $5,000 in tuition reimbursement, great benefits, out-of-this-world referral bonuses, and free CEUs. All these factors add up and make certain that you are reaping the rewards of all your hard work. It also doesn’t hurt knowing that you have an Advanced Recruiter in your corner negotiating on your behalf!
If you’re interested in earning more as a new grad travel OT in Iowa, apply now!
OT Settings in Iowa
Starting your career should not be the same as settling down. At Advanced Travel Therapy, we believe that your career can be a series of adventures tailored to your own unique wants and needs, both professional and personal.
On our team, you will be given the professional flexibility to try different settings through travel assignments while knowing that you have excellent benefits and financial stability. You can try different settings in locations across the country, try the same setting in different facilities, or extend at one you love. We give you the personal freedom to carve your own path as you explore your own interests.
Below you will find short descriptions of a few of the settings you can explore in Iowa.
Acute care assignments offer new grad OTs the opportunity to engage in assisting patients who are in critical condition in an inpatient facility. You will help with facilitating early mobilization, restoring function, and preventing further decline. You may also get a chance to help transition patients after being stabilized while training families and caregivers to assist with range-of-motion exercises, safe transfers, and mobility.
Skilled Nursing Facilities
A SNF assignment will give you a chance to help rehabilitate and improve the quality of life for diverse types of patients. In this setting, patients range from short-term to long-term. OT interventions that you may be responsible for in a SNF may include remediating instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) or educating caregivers on ways to enhance function and preserve dignity.
If you’re a new grad OT who wants to avoid the routine of going to the same work facility every day, a home health assignment may be a good fit for you. Home health will also give you will the opportunity to make a significant impact where it is needed most, in a patient’s place of residence. A few of the assessments and treatments that you may engage in include independent living training and adaptive equipment assessment and instruction.
Iowa OT Licensure Board Iowa Board of Physical & Occupational Therapy
Lucas State Office Bldg. 5th Floor, 321 East 12th St. Des Moines, IA 50319
If you want to practice as an OT in Iowa, you’re going to need an IA license. The application fee for an occupational therapist license in Iowa is $120.00. If you don't already have one or you're concerned about the extra expense, don't worry, Advanced Travel Therapy reimburses travelers for one license per assignment. So even if Iowa is the first state on an endless list of places you would like to live, work, and play, don’t give it a second thought. Our team will get you to where you want to be. Oh, and not only will we assist with licensure cost, but we will help as much possible when it comes to acquiring the license since we know the process can be nerve-racking.
Living In Iowa
A travel therapy assignment in Iowa will give you access to the quintessential, all-American, Midwest experience. This state is not only tranquil and beautiful, but it is famed for being filled to the brim with good, friendly people that are guaranteed to make your day whenever you need it. Moreover, the cost of living in Iowa is pretty low, matched with our awesome pay, you’ll make bank in this state.
Although Iowa is sometimes rumored to be a relatively flat state, it actually has a lot to offer when it comes to the outdoors. On your time off you can check out the Iowa Great Lakes, a string of gorgeous glacial lakes that offer pristine places to go fishing or take on some water sports. Ledges State Park, Maquoketa Caves State Park, and the Loess Hills are great spots to explore if you're into activities like caving, hiking, or camping. And if you just want to take in the views without getting too adventurous, you can always drive the Great River Road National Scenic Byway.
The Hawkeye State also has a lot to offer outside of its more natural wonders. With cities like Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Sioux City, and Dubuque, you will not be left wanting for city excitement in IA. You can spend your time off trying out the music venues, art scenes, and food joints across the state. We hear the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, the bridges of Madison County, the National Balloon Classic, and the Amana Colonies are especially Instagram worthy.
If you’re not a OT yet but are interested in becoming one while in Iowa, check out St. Ambrose University's OT Program. As you get closer to graduating make sure you check our blog where you’ll find a lot of good information for new grads.
100% Paid Medical Coverage
401k with Company Matching
Customized Travel Packages
Robust Clinical and Lifestyle Mentorship
Large Support Staff
State Licensure Reimbursement
Significant Referral Bonus
Exceptional Customer Service (24 hours/day)
Corporate Furnished Housing or Generous Lodging Per Diem
Travel Expense Allowance
Meals and Incidentals Stipend
Professional & General Liability Coverage
Advanced Education CEU's
Why Advanced Medical
Joining the Advanced Medical team gives you the attention you deserve. We work closely with each candidate to find the right fit clinically, culturally and financially. We also offer:
- Five-star customer service
- Clinical & licensure support
- and much, much more!
Joint Commission Certified
Advanced found me the perfect travel job in an outpatient setting. It was such a great match that I ended up staying on as a full time employee. If I decide to ever travel again, I will not hesitate to call Advanced.Mary T.
After traveling with several different travel companies I found Advanced. I have now completed 3 great assignments and will never leave this company. Finally a company that actually delivers on what they say.Linda W.
We Just moved into my apartment provided by Advanced and we are loving it! My wife and I are both therapists and the apartment is amazing, it has its own movie theater, fitness center and many other amenities.Michael F.
I was referred to Advanced by another traveler in my building that worked for them. She kept telling me that they really do customize packages and pay top rates so I called them and that is exactly what they did.Nancy P.