Physical or Occupational Therapist - Officer Careers (CA & HI)

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U.S. Navy

Physical or Occupational Therapist - Officer Careers (CA & HI)

26 locations
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Navy Sailors work in the toughest conditions in every climate imaginable. Resilience is part of the job. So when a Sailor needs rehabilitation, it’s up to the Navy’s top Physical and Occupational Therapists to get them back in shape so they can return to their duties.


    As a PT Officer, you’ll be responsible for rehabilitating Sailors who suffer injuries on the job and off the clock, along with their families. Do your job well, and you’ll be a force that keeps Navy Sailors moving forward—literally.


    The Navy employs top Occupational Therapists to work with Sailors and their family members who suffer from strokes, injuries and other health-related physical limitations. Through cutting-edge techniques and treatments designed to restore dexterity, range of motion and other abilities, OT Officers get Sailors back on their feet and back to work.


    From the day you start, you’ll receive:

    • Competitive salary
    • Free health insurance
    • Free housing
    • A retirement plan
    • 30 days paid vacation per year


    Beyond professional credentials and certifications, the Navy can help ease your financial burdens and advance your career with generous financial assistance and continuing education programs, including:

    Through the Navy Health Professions Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP) and Navy Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP) you may be eligible to receive financial assistance to pay down the cost of your graduate education. Offers have many variables. To get details and find out which offer would benefit you most, request that a Navy Officer Recruiter contact you.

  • Qualifications
    • U.S. Citizen between the ages of 21 and 41
    • Currently licensed and practicing in the U.S. (new graduates must obtain a license within one year of beginning Active Duty service)

    General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you’re currently serving, whether you’ve served before or whether you’ve never served before.


    Navy Physical and Occupational Therapists may serve at any one of more than 250 Navy and medical facilities around the globe, from Hawaii to Japan, Germany to Guam, and Washington, D.C., to Washington state. As a Navy Physical Therapist, you could work at one of the highly acclaimed National Naval Medical Centers in Bethesda, MD, Portsmouth, VA or San Diego, CA. Or you could provide medical support aboard one of two dedicated hospital ships—the USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy.


    There are part-time roles in these careers in the Navy Reserve. As a Reserve Physical or Occupational Therapist Officer, you’ll receive a first-rate benefits package including your choice of either $50,000 per year in specialty pay, up to $250,000 in medical school loan repayment assistance, or an immediate onetime sign-on bonus of up to $10,000. Reservists joining the Navy as residents can get up to $250,000 in school loan repayment assistance as well as a monthly stipend, dependent upon service commitment. Contact a Navy Medical Recruiter for complete offer details.

    Serving part-time as a Reserve Officer, your duties will be carried out during your scheduled drilling and training periods. During monthly drilling, Physical and Occupational Therapists in the Navy Reserve typically work at a location close to their homes.

    Take a moment to learn more about the general roles and responsibilities of Navy Reserve Sailors.

  • Industry
    Government Administration
  • Locations
    Beverly Hills, CA • Malibu, CA • Inglewood, CA • Whittier, CA • La Mirada, CA • Thousand Oaks, CA • Valencia, CA • Burbank, CA • North Hollywood, CA • Rosemead, CA • Alhambra, CA • Santa Barbara, CA • Santa Maria, CA • Lancaster, CA • Van Nuys, CA • Pasadena, CA • Northridge, CA • Long Beach, CA • CAMARILLO, CA • Pomona, CA • Bakersfield, CA • San Luis Obispo, CA • Torrance, CA • Culver City, CA • Los Angeles, CA • Honolulu, HI
  • About Us

    America’s Navy is approximately 450,000 Sailors, 300 ships and submarines, and 3,700 aircraft strong. Water and salt flow through our veins in the same proportion as the sea. That mighty force is the lifeblood of the greatest Navy ever to sail unstoppably upon it, slip stealthily beneath it or fly unchallenged above it. And we defend with honor, courage, and commitment every hour of every day. We are America’s Navy. We are forged by the sea.