Find A High Paying, New Grad Friendly Occupational Therapy Job in North Carolina With Advanced Travel Therapy.
A new job at the beginning of your career is already daunting without throwing travel into the mix. We get it- work, moving, licensure- none of it is easy. Or at least one wouldn’t assume it would be, but we are here to tell you that it can be easy, rewarding, and the best decision you ever made.
Advanced Travel Therapy realized early on in its 30 years in the industry that new grads needed much more support than the experienced travel therapist. So we created the first New Grad Program the travel therapy world had ever seen. Over the years we have refined a "No Worries” Job Solution for our new grads that covers all the concerns and anxieties they may have at the start of their careers.
Our new grad support system is based on a healthy combination of stability and flexibility. The stability emanates from having a dedicated recruiter, a clinical and travel lifestyle OT mentor, great pay packages, and incredible benefits like free CEUs and $5,000 in tuition reimbursement. This sense of stability that comes from being well-paid and well-supported goes a long way when starting a career.
On the other hand, we also give our new grads the confidence they need to be professionally flexible as they become the therapists they’ve always dreamed of. We give them the choice to explore locations, settings, patient populations, and clinical teams. We find that when this freedom is matched with stability, new grad OTs are able to thrive and create their own paths to success.
We have high paying OT positions in new grad friendly facilities across North Carolina; keep reading to find about pay, settings, and licensure! If you already live in NC, you’re still eligible for a travel OT job with Advanced. If you’re interested in a new grad travel OT career in North Carolina, apply with us today or call 1-800-330-7711.
More About New Grad OT Jobs in NC
How Much Do OTs Make In NC?
$37.37 per hour
$2,084 per week
$78,798 per year
As a travel therapist, weekly figures will usually apply to you as opposed to hourly or yearly. The good news is that according to Indeed (see links below), the average weekly wage in NC meets the national average. The better news is that working with Advanced Travel Therapy you will have access to certain perks that will usually make your compensation package better than your permanently placed counterpart.
Your recruiter will help you take advantage of pretty significant tax-breaks and housing stipends that can increase the amount of take home pay you actually get to pocket. We also offer our new grads $5,000 in tuition reimbursement, great benefits, mind-boggling referral bonuses, and free CEUs. When you take all these factors into consideration, you will ask yourself why every OT isn’t a traveler!
If you’re interested in earning more as a new grad travel OT in North Carolina, apply now!
OT Settings in North Carolina
OT school gives you the foundational knowledge and tools you need to become a great therapist. It should also give you a pretty good idea of all the possible routes your career may take after you pass the NBCOT. Becoming an OT traveler with Advanced after graduation gives you the room you need to keep those possibilities alive until you are ready to settle down into one permanent position (if that time ever comes to pass).
These are the variables that you can change with every assignment you take as you travel:
- Patient Population
- And just about everything else
This liberates you to carve out your own career path as you become the therapist you want to be. You can try a setting in various locations, try different settings in the same location, or extend at a facility you love. No matter what choices you make, you will be building a better resume, gaining invaluable experience, changing peoples’ lives, and making great money!
Below you will find short descriptions of a few of the settings you will find in North Carolina.
New grad OTs will learn a lot about collaboration and the value of holistic support systems in the school setting. You will work with parents, educators, administrators, and students to create an environment that is healthy, inclusive, and conducive to learning. You may be a part of interventions that range from conducting environment analyses to providing assistive technology to support student success.
In the Home Health setting a new grad will make patients feel safer and more capable in the place that they need it most, their homes. You will evaluate and assist with various factors including home safety, exercise programs, independent living, and adaptive equipment. It is important to keep in mind that despite common misconceptions, home health patients do range from the pediatric to the geriatric.
Skilled Nursing Facilities
OTs will get the chance to work alongside other healthcare professionals while treating and aiding in the rehabilitation of patients with a wide range of diagnoses. According to AOTA, SNFs offer patients care for variable periods of time which may impact the type of OT interventions you will need to perform. Short-term SNF interventions may include:
- Remediating instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) related to the patient’s discharge environment
- Training in functional mobility
- Assessing the need for and recommending potential home modifications
Long-term SNF interventions may include:
- Teaching residents with cognitive and perceptual deficits in compensatory techniques
- Modifying the environment and adapting tasks for safety
- Providing opportunities for engagement in meaningful activities despite client limitations
North Carolina OT Licensure Board The North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy
P.O. Box 2280 Raleigh, NC 27602
Getting licensed- it’s a topic that can make new grads a little anxious and we understand the anxiety. Licensing and moving are quite a bit of change to tag on to your first job. But that’s why you should do your NC travel assignment with us! At Advanced Travel Therapy, you are matched with a recruiter who is experienced in helping therapists acquire new state licensure. Your recruiter will also make sure that you have no trouble getting the housing you want before you even start your assignment. We will also reimburse you for that NC license. You have nothing to worry about!
Living In North Carolina
NC is the birthplace of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and mini-golf, and the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the nation. Is this your favorite place yet? It may not get as much attention as some other pretty states, but North Carolina is a hidden gem. Nestled within an awesome trifecta of the Appalachian Mountains, the Atlantic coastal plains, and East Coast beaches, “The Tar Heel State” is a thing of dreams.
If you’re an OT who is looking for adventure on your time off, NC is definitely a place to consider. Imagine filling your weekends with activities like hiking, camping, biking, ziplining, skiing, fishing, skydiving, hand gliding, or surfing as you bask in all of NC’s beauty. North Carolina has actually got the tallest mountain in the Eastern U.S., Mount Mitchell, which gives you access to some of the best views in the country. It’s also home to the “Grand Canyon of the East,” found in Pisgah National Forest.
There is still plenty to see and do in NC if outdoor activities are not really your thing. There are trendy and cool mountain towns like Bryson City and Mars Hill that will give you all the views without the danger. In bigger cities like Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Asheville you will be able to explore areas that offer the perfect mixture of southeast charm and urban edge. For a more laid back atmosphere, you can visit remote beach towns like Kitty Hawk. This state will really give you whatever you want whenever you want it!
If you’re not a OT yet but are interested in becoming one while in North Carolina, there are a few good OT schools around the state. Below are a couple of links to get you started on your search. 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.