New Grad OT Jobs TN

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

Do you want to land the job of your dreams in Tennessee without any worries? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Advanced Travel Therapy has high paying positions specifically for new grads in various settings across the state.

Taking a travel assignment with us will immediately enroll you into our industry-leading New Grad Program. You will get travel great benefits like comprehensive medical coverage, company paid life insurance, meals and incidentals stipends, professional and general liability coverage. In addition, you will receive exclusive new grad benefits such $5,000 tuition reimbursement, free and unlimited CEUs, and robust OT Mentorship.

If this all sounds too good to be true, don’t worry, it’s real. We are committed to playing our part in shaping the occupational therapists of the future by giving them professional flexibility, unparalleled support, and the room to go on adventures.

If you already live in Tennessee, you’re still eligible for to join our and start a travel OT job with Advanced. If you’re interested in a new grad travel OT career in TN, apply with us today or call 1-800-330-7711.

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How Much Do OTs Make In TN?

$39.74 per hour

$2,085 per week

$82,660  per year

The Tennessee averages listed above will give you a good idea of OT wages and salaries in Tennessee. That being said, compensation still varies greatly throughout the state. A number of the factors that will impact how much an occupational therapist makes include:

  1. Education
  2. Experience
  3. Setting
  4. Demographics- supply and demand in a specific location

The biggest factor that will play into how much a new grad OT  makes is years of experience. Although new grads should not expect their first jobs to be their highest paying, they can still make better money by becoming travel OTs.

With Advanced, they can take advantage of tax breaks, stipends, bonuses, and reimbursements that elevate their compensation packages way above counterparts in non-traveling positions. If you’re interested in earning more as a new grad travel OT in Tennessee, apply now!


OT Settings in Tennessee

At Advanced Travel Therapy, we believe that therapists should have the sense of freedom and security needed to confidently carve their own career paths. On our team, new grad OTs can try different settings in the same state, the same setting in different locations, or extend at ones they love. This will allow them to enhance their skills while working with different clinical teams and patient populations. Beyond how great this looks on a resume, it allows newer occupational therapists to take the time necessary to find a true calling within the field.

The settings you can try in Tennessee include:

Rehabilitation Centers
Private Clinics
Public Schools

Home Health Agencies
Long Term Care Facilities
Acute Care Facilities
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Setting Spotlight

Acute Care

The patients a new grad OT will see in an acute setting are in critical condition. The primary responsibility of an occupational therapist working in this environment is to play a part in stabilizing patients within a comprehensive medical team. A few of the interventions that will come up in an acute setting include:

  • Evaluate the need for positioning devices to preserve joint integrity.
  • Perform bedside evaluations to determine safety in eating and swallowing, and make recommendations accordingly.
  • Train caregivers and family to assist the patient with range-of-motion exercises and safe transfers.

Tennessee OT Licensure Board Board of Occupational Therapy

665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: 615-741-3807
Fax: 615-741-7698


What is the fee for the Tennessee OT license? $110.00.

Does an OT need a state license for a travel assignment? Yes.

Will an OT need to cover the cost of the license fee with Advanced? Nope.

Advanced Travel Therapy reimburses its travel therapists for one license or renewal per assignment. Our recruiters will also help make the application process smoother for you. We do everything we can to make taking the perfect assignment as easy as possible!

If you want to learn more about the Tennessee OT License or licensure in other states, check out our comprehensive Occupational Therapy Licensure Boards Guide.

Living In Tennessee

Remarkable history, good food, great music, and better people- could you want anything more in a state for a travel assignment? Tennessee’s nickname is The Volunteer State. Starting with the War of 1812 and continuing on into others, Tennessee soldiers always stepped-up and volunteered their services to our country. This kindness still lives on in the people of TN today. You will be welcomed with open arms, so much so a 13-week assignment may just not be enough.

The wonderful people of Tennessee are also guaranteed to give you mind-blowing food. TN is known as one of the barbecue capitals of the country, ham heaven, and the catfish kingdom. You can basically spend your OT assignment trying every mom-and-pop food joint and trendy eatery in the area.

You should leave room between meals for the sweet sound of music. With Nashville’s Music Row, Memphis, and Elvis Presley’s Graceland, a big concert, impromptu jam session, or street performance will be just around the corner from wherever you are. A few iconic venues to check out include:

  • Mercy Lounge
  • The Basement
  • Bluebird Café
  • B. King’s Blues Club
  • Rum Boogie Café
  • Ryman Auditorium

If you get your fill of great food and good music after work throughout the week, you can turn to the outdoors to get active on your weekends. Tennessee has beautiful terrain and gorgeous views. Here's a few of the nature escapes you may want to explore:

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Frozen Head State Park
  • Foster Falls Small Wild Area
  • Ocoee River
  • Norris Lake
  • Tuckaleechee Caverns

If you’re not an OT yet but are interested in becoming one, there are excellent OT programs in Tennessee that you can pursue. 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.

Tennessee State University

Belmont University

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.

      Mary TMary 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 WLinda W.
      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.

      Michael FMichael F.
      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.

      Nancy PNancy P.
      Charleston, SC

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