Find A Great, New Grad Friendly Occupational Therapy Job in Virginia With Advanced Travel Therap
Occupational Therapy jobs aren’t always easy to find for new grads. This is especially true if you try to stay in the same area you went to school. These areas tend to be saturated with occupational therapists, especially right after graduation. One of the best solutions to this issue is starting your OT career in travel occupational therapy. Not all travel therapy companies will have jobs for new grads but Advanced is different. Our team of mentors, support staff and recruiters will provide you with several options in Virginia while guiding you into your first occupational therapy position. You’ll also receive an industry leading benefits package that includes day one medical coverage, a travel expense allowance, company-paid life insurance, meals & incidentals stipend, and 401K with company matching. We’ll even help you get your state license and reimburse you for licensing fees. On top of all that we also provide professional and general liability coverage as well as comprehensive CEU benefits.
How Much Do New Grad OTs Make In Virginia
The first job in your occupational therapy career probably isn’t going to be your most high paying position. That being said there are some ways you can increase your earning potential out of the gate. One of the fastest ways to start out earning more as a new grad occupational therapist is travel therapy. The pay ranges above are an aggregate from several sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics, surveys conducted by the American Occupational Therapy Association, and prominent job boards like indeed.com. These pay ranges tell an interesting story. When we look at entry level positions we typically see pay offered at an hourly rate or yearly salary. However, travel occupational therapists are most often paid in weekly intervals. That’s the main reason why weekly pay is so much higher than hourly or yearly salaries.
Keep in mind that there are many other factors that affect salary when looking at statewide pay ranges. For instance, positions in and around major cities will likely pay more due to higher cost of living while jobs in more rural areas may pay less. Other factors such as setting & specialty also make a huge difference.
Occupational Therapy Settings for New Grads in Virginia
Since setting is another major contributing factor to pay its important to discuss the various options as well as other pros and cons associated with them.
Long Term Care Facilities
Your earning potential is often highest in long term care facilities and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). In addition to higher earning potential, OTs working at long terms care facilities will also gain valuable experience working on interdisciplinary teams alongside SLPs, PTs, Audiologists and Nurses.
Acute Care Facilities
Like SNFs and other long term care facilities, acute care facilities are another setting for new grad occupational therapists looking to earn more in their first job. Acute care facilities provide similar opportunities as well. You’ll gain experience working in an interdisciplinary setting, assessing and generating treatment plans for patients in critical condition, and working with families, patients and their caregivers on assisting with exercises, safe transfers and mobility.
While home health is not typically the highest paying setting for new grad occupational therapists, it’s a great setting for new grads to gain experience working closely with patients. While you won’t get as much experience working alongside healthcare professionals of different disciplines you’ll still get great experience assessing patients and creating treatment plans.
Virginia OT Licensure Board VA Board of Medicine
Perimeter Center Suite 300
9960 Mayland Drive Richmond, VA 23233
Phone: (804) 367-4501
Fax: (804) 527-4426
Your first time getting licensed is bound to be more difficult than renewing your license in the future. That’s why we’ve compiled all the information you’ll need to get your Virginia occupational therapist license. Our mentors, recruiters and support staff will also walk you through the process if needed.
Living in Virginia
Virginia is a state chock-full of historical significance. Some of the best sights to see are landmarks and monuments dedicated to founding fathers, war heros and early American colonies. There are also several museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, natural wonders and outdoor adventure opportunities. Some of the most significant locations in Virginia include the Thomas Jefferson Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Virginia Beach, Great Falls Park, and the Virginia Living Museum.
100% Paid Medical Coverage
401k with Company Matching
Customized Travel Packages
Company-Paid Life Insurance
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
Why Advanced Travel Therapy
Joining the Advanced Travel Therapy 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 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.