Where OTs Are Looking For Jobs: A Comparison of OT Job Boards

Feb 24, 2020
4 min read

Hiring an OT? You have a dozen choices on where to put your money. We broke down the fees and services to make sure you get the best candidate for your job.


Occupational therapy is a unique healthcare field with a wide range of specialities and settings. Finding the right candidate can seem daunting. There are a variety of services available to help find, search, and capture the ideal employee.

OT job board websites offer various business models based on payment structure, job posting capabilities, resume access, and marketing efforts. Some job boards will automatically post a job listing to partner websites and/or reach out to candidates to maximize exposure. Take a look at the following websites that employers can use to find qualified OT candidates.

Website Payment Structure Price Search Resumes Marketing/Branding Posts to Additional Sites National Candidate Outreach
CovalentCareers Month to month, quarterly, annually $249 per job per month Yes (applicants) Brand page, social media campaign, banner ad Yes Yes
OTJobLink $300per job per month Yes Corporate logo, employer branding Yes (Google for jobs) Yes
Therapist Job Board Per post, 1, 3, 6, 12 month plans $199 per job per 60 days Yes ($599 monthly membership) Profile, video and logo No No
OTJobs Available through sponsored staffing agencies only N/A No No No No
Allied Travel Careers 5 tier monthly membership Contact Allied Yes Logo, home page banners (varies with package) Included (partners) Yes (additional cost, $250 min)
Indeed Pay per click (PPC), pay to sponsor $.10 - $5 per click Yes ($100 per month) Company page, sponsored post No No


CovalentCareers features an allied health care and OT job board with a large network of partnerships, a variety of custom recruitment options, and marketing tools. Packages and prices are flexible, based on employer needs. Starting with monthly, quarterly, or annual memberships, all packages include email blast outreach to network partners, job syndication, and a personal account manager.

Employers can opt for full service recruiting with flat fees and retention guarantees. CovalentCareers features recruitment marketing through custom spotlight pages, banner ad creation, and social media campaigns.

Looking to hire an OT—and fast? Check out CovalentCareers' full suite of options for clinics and practices from small to large.

AOTA’s OTJobLink.org

The American Association of Occupational Therapy (AOTA) features the OTJobLink website. Although the AOTA is a membership based association, job seekers can search and apply for jobs without purchasing an annual membership.

Therapists who wish to post their resume must pay the membership fee. Employer account members have the ability to post jobs through a variety of packages. The package price varies depending on the number of postings, days online, and use deadlines. All packages allow access to search for job seeker resumes.


Therapist Job Board is a therapy specific website allowing job seekers to search by specialty, position type, and location. There are over 7000+ healthcare providers within their network. Employers can purchase a single job posting, multiple job posting plan, or monthly member plan.

Membership allows employers to create resume/cv search agents, post job listings to company profile, and receive resumes through an applicant tracking system. For a fee, job postings can be bolded or highlighted on the first page of search results.


OTJobs allows job seekers to search based on state, discipline (OT vs COTA), environment, and type. This job board features job seeker resources, such as access to state licensure requirements. The site is sponsored by three staffing companies (Soliant, Sunbelt Staffing, ProCare Therapy) and the majority of listings are school-based. Only employers who are partnered with these agencies are featured on the site.


Allied Travel Careers features travel therapy jobs, which is an enticing route for new grads. This site partners within a network of healthcare staffing agencies on a subscription basis. Pricing is based on a five-tier system with a variety of options.


Indeed is a generic job board, without any healthcare affiliation. Like many, it is a nationwide search database, used for convenience and a common result on Google searches. Employer subscription plans run on a monthly fee with access to resume searches. This type of job board is likely to attract new grads or job seekers searching in a specific area of the country.

About Devon Figgins, MOT, OTR/L

Devon Figgins, OTR/L earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Policy and Administration from Penn State University, State College PA. She has a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Chatham University in Pittsburgh PA. Originally from Camp Hill, PA, she now lives in Sarasota, FL. She has over 6 years experience working for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota (inpatient rehabilitation), formerly Health South.

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