Alaska offers unique and awe-inspiring travel occupational therapy job opportunities with breathtaking natural wonders like snow-capped mountains and glaciers, dynamic wildlife, and rich culture. With world-class hospitals and specialty care centers, health professionals in Alaska have exciting and meaningful career options while living and working in one of the most captivating places on earth. Travel occupational therapy jobs in Alaska are rewarding experiences for healthcare professionals to help those in need while exploring one of the most adventurous places on earth.
33 Alaska OT Travel jobs available
33 Alaska OT Travel jobs available
Alaska Travel Occupational Therapist FAQ
How Much Do Occupational Therapists Make in Alaska?
The median salary for Occupational Therapists in the state of Alaska was $93440 per year or $44.92 per hour in 2021 with most earning an annual salary between $78680 and $100750 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level jobs in Alaska or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $61790, while the highest 10% earned more than $121060. Alaska ranks 8 in median annual salary for Occupational Therapists, though when adjusted to the relative cost of living, Alaska ranks at 42.
Typically, travel ot jobs will provide higher hourly and weekly pay than permanent positions in the same specialty, facility, and location. The estimated weekly gross pay listed for travel Occupational Therapists is based on the specified hours per week listed on job cards and includes available stipend amounts.
What are the Requirements to Become an Occupational Therapist in Alaska?
To become an Occupational Therapist in Alaska, you must meet the educational requirements, pass the national certification exam, and apply for licensure through the Alaska Board of Occupational Therapy. There is a $150 application fee and a $200 license fee. Additionally, if you would like to practice as a Limited Occupational Therapist while waiting for your full license, you may apply for a Limited Permit for a fee of $65. The processing time for licensure is approximately 8 weeks. For more information, please refer to the Alaska Board of Occupational Therapy website.
Is Alaska an OT Compact State?
Yes, Alaska is an Occupational Therapy (OT) Compact State. The state has adopted the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact (OT compact) which allows OTs to practice across state lines.
The Board of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy in Alaska adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of physical therapy and occupational therapy in the state. This includes SB74, which was passed in 2023 and made Alaska a member state of the Interstate Physical Therapy Licensure Compact.
What are the Benefits of Becoming a Traveling Occupational Therapist?
Traveling as an allied health professional provides a number of personal and career benefits. Travel Occupational Therapist Jobs provide competitive pay packages, as they are needed all across the country. With the occupational therapist jobs expected to grow by 17.5% by 2030 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupational therapy travel jobs will be in demand for years to come in nearly any setting. This demand allows an OT to explore the country and experience any health setting from home health to acute care. Agencies also may also provide insurance benefits, travel reimbursement, housing stipends, reimbursement for licenses, and other perks depending on the contract.
Getting Started as a Travel Occupational Therapist?
Many therapy travelers find employment opportunities through recruitment agencies and marketplaces, which means you have better access to job boards to choose your schedule, location, and salary. When you begin browsing for jobs, be sure to consider the housing options, the benefits, the guaranteed hours policy, and the recruiting company’s overall reputation.
The good news is that Fusion Marketplace has everything you need when it comes to finding the perfect traveling occupational therapist job. Here, you have the freedom to compare benefits, packages, and staffing agencies—all in one place. So create a profile and find your next travel therapy job today.