Travel Occupational Therapist Jobs in Connecticut

If you're looking for an exciting career opportunity, consider becoming a travel occupational therapist in Connecticut. As a travel OT in Connecticut, you'll have the chance to explore everything the state has to offer and establish valuable connections with your fellow occupational therapists. One of the greatest benefits of working as a travel OT in Connecticut is the diverse range of destinations you'll get to experience. From the charming historic town of Mystic and the lively city life of Hartford to the beautiful beaches of Long Island Sound and the scenic countryside of Litchfield Hills, there's no shortage of amazing places to discover in Connecticut.

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Connecticut Travel Occupational Therapist FAQ

The median salary for Occupational Therapists in the state of Connecticut was $94,040 per year or $45.21 per hour in 2021 with most earning an annual salary between $78,070 and $101,250 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level jobs in Connecticut or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $72,340, while the highest 10% earned more than $126,610. Connecticut ranks 7 in median annual salary for Occupational Therapists, though when adjusted to the relative cost of living, Connecticut ranks at 39.

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.

To become an occupational therapist in Connecticut, you must have completed an accredited occupational therapy program, pass the NBCOT exam, and apply for licensure through the state's Department of Public Health. The application fee is $200 and the processing time is typically 3 to 4 weeks. Recent graduates may be eligible for a temporary permit for $50, valid for 120 days. For more information on licensure requirements and the application process, visit the Occupational Therapist Licensure page on the Department of Public Health's website and apply on the eLicense CT portal.

No, Connecticut is not currently a part of the Occupational Therapy Compact.

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.

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.