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Find A High Paying, New Grad Friendly Occupational Therapy Job in Ohio With Advanced Travel Therapy.

As a new grad it’s important to find a good first job. That’s often easier said than done. This is especially true if you’re trying to find a job in the city where you got your degree. These areas areas are often saturated with occupational therapists looking for their first job in the field. That’s one reason that travel OT jobs are a great option for new grads. With a travel new grad OT job you get your foot in the door while making great money and experiencing the adventure of travel.

Finding a new Occupational Therapy job is stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. With Advanced Travel Therapy you’ll get a dedicated recruiter who will work with you to figure out the best location and setting for your first OT job. Don’t freak out, we got you. In addition to personal one-on-one support you’ll also receive a great pay package, free and unlimited CEUs, $5,000 in tuition reimbursements, great benefits, and a mentor to guide you in the career direction that’s right for you.

We’ve been at this for years and have great relationships with facilities all over Ohio. This means that your new grad position will be a high paying Occupational Therapist job along with dozens of perks & benefits. Apply today to get started.

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How Much Do OTs Make In OH?

$36.17 per hour

$1,462 per week

$65,000 per year

Experience is the most defining factor in earning potential as an Occupational Therapist. Therefore new grads are often paid a lot less than an experienced OT. According to several industry surveys Occupational Therapists with five or fewer years of experience earn about $64,000/yr. Meanwhile, OTs with 21-25 years experience earn over $78,000/yr. Survey data also indicates that total yearly pay for Occupational Therapists ranges from $53,000-$95,000/yr. Hourly rates range from $25-50/hr with some overtime and bonus opportunities associated with some positions.

Certain skills, specialties and settings can also affect earning potential. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Therapists working in long term care, home health and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) reported higher salaries than average. Meanwhile, OTs working in schools earned lower than average pay. Based on survey data the more specialized you are the more earning potential you have as well. This can be misleading for new grads as this also limits the number of jobs you have available to you. Occupational Therapy specialties such as Geronology, Pediatrics, Physical Rehabilitation, Environmental Modification, and Feeding, Eating and Swallowing are among the safest options in terms of job availability.


OT Settings in Ohio

SNFs & Long Term Care

Skilled Nursing Facilities are a great setting for recently graduated occupational therapists. In these long term care facilities you’ll have an opportunity to work alongside physical therapists, audiologists, speech-language pathologists and nurses. This will give you invaluable experience in both providing care but also working in an interdisciplinary setting.

Home Health

If you’re looking to make a significant impact on the lives of your patients, home health is a great place to start. While you won’t get the same experience of working in a team that you would get in another setting, you will get great experience with one-on-one care. As a new grad OT working in a home health setting you’ll also gain experience assessing and creating treatment plans including independent living training and adaptive equipment assessment and instruction.

Acute Care

As a new grad OT working in acute care facilities you’ll have opportunities to gain experience assessing patients in critical condition. OT interventions will often include early mobilization, restoring function and preventing further decline. Not only will you be working with other healthcare professionals in an interdisciplinary setting but you’ll also have an opportunity to work with patients, their families and caregivers, instructing them on how to assist with exercises, safe transfers and mobility.

Ohio OT Licensure Board Ohio Board of Occupational Therapy

77 S. High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108

Phone (614) 466-3774
TTY: (877) 644-6826


If you’re not already licensed in Ohio and you’re looking to become a travel occupational therapist we can help. The above information includes everything you should need to contact, apply and get licensed. However, if you’re working with one of our recruiters they’ll be able to walk you through the process making it even easier. Looking for more information about the Ohio Occupational Therapy Licensure Board? Check out these helpful links.

What’s It Like Being A Travel Occupational Therapist in Ohio

Long story short, it’s great! Whether you’re looking for the attractions of a big city (foodies, nightlife, sightseeing, art, theater, museums, etc.) or outdoor adventures (hiking in national parks, paintballing, rock climbing, fishing, visiting Lake Erie, etc.) Ohio has it all. There are several major cities in Ohio including Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, and Dayton. Each has their own charm and significant locations. Some of the most well known include the waterfront Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Dayton, the Cincinnati Museum Center, and Cleveland Museum of Art. Other well-known destinations include Cedar Point amusement park and resort near Sandusky on Lake Erie, Hocking Hills State Park near Logan, and the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden. There even some lesser known outdoor adventures such as surfing in Lake Erie.

Cost of living is lower than the national average which makes it a great location to take on a travel position as a new grad. You’ll be able to earn a great salary while saving money and gaining valuable experience for your career.

Travel Benefits

  1. 100% Paid Medical Coverage

  2. Lucrative Pay

  3. 401k with Company Matching

  4. Customized Travel Packages

  5. Robust Clinical and Lifestyle Mentorship

  6. Large Support Staff

  1. State Licensure Reimbursement

  2. Significant Referral Bonus

  3. Personal Recruiter

  4. Exceptional Customer Service (24 hours/day)

  5. Clinical Director

  1. Corporate Furnished Housing or Generous Lodging Per Diem

  2. Travel Expense Allowance

  3. Meals and Incidentals Stipend

  4. Professional & General Liability Coverage

  5. Advanced Education CEU's

  1. 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!

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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      Sacramento, CA
    • 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.

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      Dallas, TX
    • 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.

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