Find A Great, New Grad Friendly Occupational Therapy Job in Oregon With Advanced Travel Therapy.
Jobs for newly graduated occupational therapists aren’t always easy to find. Thats where we come in. Finding a great new grad OT job in Oregon is now easier than ever. Our team of recruiters, support staff and mentors are here to help you not only find your first job in your occupational therapy career but we also provide several other benefits and perks. Starting on your first day you’ll receive comprehensive medical coverage. You’ll also receive company-paid life insurance, a travel expense allowance, meals & incidentals stipend as well as 401K with company matching. We’ll reimburse your state licensing fees, provide professional and general liability coverage and comprehensive CEU benefits also. Most of all we have a sophisticated mentorship program to help guide you into your occupational therapy career. Apply today to get started.
How Much Do OTs Make In OR?
Entry level positions for Occupational Therapists pay about 18% less on average than positions filled by experienced OTs. According to several industry surveys, salary websites, job boards and the bureau of labor statistics experience is the number one defining factor for Occupational Therapists earning potential. According to such sources OTs with fewer than 5 years experience average salaries of $64,000 per year. Meanwhile Occupational Therapists with 20+ years of experience earn over $78,000 per year. Many sites like Indeed list pay in hourly, weekly and yearly pay ranges. If you crunch some numbers you’ll find that weekly pay is almost always the greater value of the three metrics. This is most likely due to travel occupational therapy jobs that pay weekly and tend to have higher salaries than permanent positions. Using data from these sites and applying the template put in place by industry surveys and the BLS you can find how much earning potential you have in any state at any given time. If that sounds complicated, that’s because it is. But don’t worry, we’ve done all the work for you. The numbers above are an aggregate we’ve calculated from several resources.
In addition to experience there are several other things that can factor into your salary as an occupational therapist. Your specialty, specific training and the setting in which you work also factor in. Long term care facilities, home health OTs and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) came in near the top end of the industry. OTs working in these settings earned a higher average wage/salary than those in other settings. OTs working in schools earned the lowest pay on average. That being said, if you take on a travel OT job in Oregon chances are you’ll be paid higher than if you were to take a permanent position. Specialties such as Pediatrics, Geronology, Physical Rehabilitation, Environmental Modification, and Feeding, Eating and Swallowing are some of the best specialties to focus on for job availability as well as earning potential.
Average Base Salary for Occupational Therapists in Oregon
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Number of Occupational Therapists in Oregon
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Data from 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics
New Grad OT Settings in Oregon
SNFs & Long Term Care
Salaries trend toward the higher end of the spectrum in settings such as Skilled Nursing Facilities(SNFs) and other long term care facilities. SNFs are also a great learning environment for newly graduated occupational therapists. Having an opportunity to work on an interdisciplinary team of physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists and nurses can be very beneficial for your career.
Ranging from middle of the road to the higher end of the salary spectrum, home health OT jobs are great for new grads. Working in home health as a new grad occupational therapist you’ll have an opportunity to impact the lives of your patients while gaining valuable experience with one-on-one care assessing and creating treatment plans. You won’t work as closely with other professionals as you would in other settings but it’s a great opportunity nevertheless.
Much like SNFs and other long term care facilities, at acute care facilities you’ll get experience working in interdisciplinary groups. As a new grad OT working in acute care facilities you’ll gain experience assessing patients in critical condition. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with patients families and caregivers, instructing them on assisting with exercises, mobility and safe transfers.
Oregon OT Licensure Board Oregon Board of Occupational Therapy
800 NE Oregon St, Suite 407
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (971) 673-0198
Fax: (971) 673-0226
There’s already a lot of stress for recently graduated occupational therapists, licensure shouldn’t be another. That’s why we’ve compiled this Oregon Occupational Therapy Licensure Board resource along with helpful links and contact information. Our team of mentors, recruiters, and support staff are also experts in getting licensed and will help you through every step of the process. If you’re not already licensed in Oregon and you’re looking to take on a travel OT position with Advanced, we can help.
Living In Oregon
Oregon is a destination for outdoor adventurers and urban foodies alike. The state has many distinct climates including the temperate Willamette Valley, the gorgeous Oregon Coast, several mountain ranges and central Oregon’s high desert. Portland is Oregon’s largest city with over 2 million residents in the metro area. It’s also the state’s cultural & economic center. There are several other areas worth visiting while in Oregon including Bend in central Oregon, Newport on the Oregon coast and Salem, Eugene and Corvallis in the Willamette valley. It gets kind of difficult to choose just one location to recommend when discussing outdoor sightseeing options. The Columbia River Gorge and Mt Hood are chock-full of hiking and beautiful views. Crater Lake is one of the most unique lakes in the world and is a must see destination the likes of the Grand Canyon.
Oregon doesn’t have a sales tax which can be great when shopping at the swanky department stores and shopping malls in Downtown Portland. There is a state income tax as well as a higher than average cost of living in the Portland metro area. That being said the rest of the state enjoys a below average cost of living.
What is the cost of living for Occupational Therapists in Oregon?
Cost of living in different cities.
- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA +0.5% ⇧Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA +0.5% ⇧
- Medford, OR -2% ⇩Medford, OR -2% ⇩
- Eugene-Springfield, OR -2.3% ⇩Eugene-Springfield, OR -2.3% ⇩
- Salem, OR -3.2% ⇩Salem, OR -3.2% ⇩
- Bend, OR -3.4% ⇩Bend, OR -3.4% ⇩
What are these numbers? The Regional Price Parity the cost of goods and services in a region in comparison to the national average, which is set at 100. For example New York's RPP is 122.2, meaning that goods there cost 22.2% more than the national average.
Data from 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics
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401k with Company Matching
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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
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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.Mary T.
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