Find A High Paying, New Grad Friendly Occupational Therapy Job in Texas With Advanced Travel Therapy.
Imagine getting your career started on the right path without the anxiety that usually inundates the process of getting your first job. Sounds great, right? Well, that’s what working with Advanced Travel Therapy feels like: success without stress. We have perfected a “No Worries” Job Solution as part of our industry-leading New Grad Program.
We offer great pay packages, comprehensive medical coverage from day one, and new grad benefits like free CEUs and $5,000 in tuition reimbursement. Although these are awesome perks, there’s much more to our program that makes it stand out among others.
First, our recruiters really do set us apart. Your Advanced Recruiter will line up your job, help you with licensure, moving, housing, and just about everything else you’ll need. Our people are invested developing long-term relationships; it's not all business. In fact, many of our recruiters and travelers become life-long friends.
Second, we take mentorship very seriously. We will offer you an OT mentor that will always be there for you when it comes to your clinical or travel lifestyle questions. Our mentors have experience in multiple states and settings, and want to offer you all the support and wisdom they can whenever you need it.
We’ve got you covered and we have high paying positions in new grad friendly facilities across Texas, so keep reading to find about pay, settings, and licensure! If you already live in TX, you’re still eligible for a travel OT job with Advanced. If you’re interested in a new grad travel OT career in Texas, apply with us today or call 1-800-330-7711.
More About New Grad OT Jobs in TX
How Much Do OTs Make In TX?
$45.37 per hour
$1,929 per week
$94,360 per year
BLS.gov reports that Texas is the second highest paying state for those in the occupational therapy profession. So if you’re gunning for a position in TX, you’re making a great choice. But taking a position in Texas with Advanced Travel Therapy is an even better choice.
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 will also offer you $5,000 in tuition reimbursement, great benefits, out-of-this-world referral bonuses, and free CEUs. Ultimately, you end up with a compensation package and support system that won’t leave you wanting for more.
If you’re interested in earning more as a new grad travel OT in Texas, apply now!
OT Settings in Texas
You probably heard a lot about settings while in OT school. Different therapists gravitate towards different patients, facilities, and treatments. One practitioner may tell you that school settings are the best and another may tell you that they are the worst.
And now that you’ve passed the NBCOT, you may be under the assumption that you need to settle on a setting to start your career. Well that just isn’t true. On our team, you will have 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. Your career path is yours to carve!
Below you will find short descriptions of a few of the settings you can explore in Texas.
In this setting, a new grad OT will be given the opportunity to make a significant impact where it is needed most, in a patient’s place of residence. You will evaluate and assist with daily activity performance within a crucial environment. A few of the assessments and treatments that you may engage in include:
- Work simplification
- Meal preparation
- Adaptive equipment assessment and instruction
- Independent living training
Skilled Nursing Facilities
A SNF is an excellent setting for a new grad OT to learn about how interdisciplinary and comprehensive care plans can help patients rehabilitate or live more comfortably. SNFs employ OTs, PTs, SLPs, audiologists, and nurses. You will gain experience and grow alongside other healthcare practitioners. The OT interventions that you may be responsible for in a SNF will depend greatly on the patient’s needs.
The acute care setting is one where a new grad OT can learn a lot about assisting patients who are in critical condition in an inpatient facility. OT interventions in this setting will change depending on the patient, but you will most likely help with facilitating early mobilization, restoring function, and preventing further decline. You may also get a chance to play a critical role in transitioning the patient out of this setting once stabilized.
Texas OT Licensure Board Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
333 Guadalupe, Suite 2-510 Austin, TX 78701
The application fee for an occupational therapist license in Texas is $140.00. You don’t have to worry about this cost though, because at Advanced Travel Therapy we reimburse you for one license per assignment. That’s right, if you want, you can pursue assignments in states all over the country without concern over the extra expense of licensure. We also try to help as much possible when it comes to acquiring the license since we know the process can be a little daunting.
Living In Texas
Have you heard the saying that everything is bigger and better in Texas? Although statistically speaking this can’t always be true, it’s usually a pretty fair description. Food, sports, monuments, attractions, events, and just about everything has a big, bold, and vibrant Texan twist in “The Lone Star State.”
To start, Texas is huge! It is the second largest state. If it were an independent country it would be the 40th largest in the world after Chile! Its south-central location and enormous square footage make way for a complex and diverse geography. Residents and visitors can experience all sorts of landscapes without even leaving the state’s borders.
For the new grad OT who is seeking to fill time off with the outdoors, there’s so much to explore, one travel assignment may not cut it. This page simply cannot cover all the awesome things you'll want to tick off the 'Texas Adventure Bucket List', but here are a few suggestions to whet your appetite:
- Hiking around the mind-blowing Big Bend National Park
- Floatin’ down the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers
- Exploring the nine ecosystems in the Big Thicket National Preserve
- Swimming in the state’s grandest watering hole, the Hamilton Pool Preserve
- Climbing rocks in Hueco Tanks State Park
- Kite surfing and kickboarding at South Padre Island
- Horseback riding across Palo Duro Canyon
Not one for the outdoors? Don’t fret, Texas is chock-full of fun and relaxing activities for the urbanite who prefers the metropolitan backdrop. Cities like Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston have awesome food, art, music, and shopping scenes. A few things you can do when you’re not at work that you can only do in Texas include going to the State Fair of Texas, checking out a real Texas rodeo, eating authentic Tex-Mex, and catching a Texan Friday night high school football game. We assure you, no matter what it is that gets you going, you’ll find it somewhere in this state!
If you’re not an OT yet but are interested in becoming one there are few excellent OT programs in Texas. Below you will find a couple of links to get you started on the path to your bright future! 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.