Top 10 Destinations for Occupational Therapists


As more people require personalized plans to help them rehabilitate into tip-top shape, the need for occupational therapists is growing across the country. Designed around the specific needs of the client, occupational therapy is a booming industry, especially for travel OT assignments. Whether you’re experiencing a case of wanderlust or simply are looking for a new place to call home, we’ve put together the top 10 most promising areas for occupational therapists.

Top 10 Areas in Need of Occupational Therapists

10. Houston, Texas

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This sprawling metropolis is a fine mix of 19th century buildings with trendy restaurants and boutiques.

Average salary: $87,980

Total jobs: 1,560

9. Washington DC Metropolis Area

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Filled with history and classic monuments, the Washington DC area is a beautiful and exciting city to call home.

Average salary: $88,440

Total jobs: 1,530

8. San Jose, California

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A city surrounded by the hills of the Silicon Valley, San Jose is filled with Spanish Colonial Revival structures with a good mix of science and technology centers.

Average salary: $100,510

Total jobs: 500

7. Los Angeles, California

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Lined with palm trees and the Hollywood star walk, Los Angeles is a fast-paced city filled with culture and history.

Average salary: $88,210

Total jobs: 2,360

6. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Known for miles of beaches and boating canals, Fort Lauderdale is also filled with luxury boutiques and historical homes.

Average salary: $98,170

Total jobs: 570

5. New Brunswick, New Jersey

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Home to many medical facilities, the small town of New Brunswick is ideal for those who enjoy a small town with a big city getaway nearby (New York City).

Average salary: $93,050

Total jobs: 1,260

4. San Diego, California

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A costal city known for it’s beaches, parks, and warm climate, San Diego will offer the absolute best of costal living.

Average salary: $94,430

Total jobs: 1,050

3. Las Vegas, Nevada

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This desert resort town is buzzing with energy and filled with bright lights. Las Vegas is perfect for those who enjoy the finer things in life.

Average salary: $114,320

Total jobs: 550

2. Santa Ana, California

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A popular town in Orange County, California, Santa Ana has a rich history and a ton of fascinating museums and restaurants.

Average salary: $93,650

Total jobs: 1,310

1. Dallas, Texas

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The city of Dallas is a bustling metropolis that acts a hub for all things culture in Texas.

Average salary: $94,880

Total jobs: 2,010

If any of these destinations are evoking your desire to travel, there has never been a better time to land a travel OT job.

 

 

Author: Allied Travel Careers

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