OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

(OT)

Occupational therapists help people with disabilities, injuries or illness recover and cope through the use of common, everyday tasks. Usually working one-on-one with patients, OTs will watch how they do tasks, ask questions and look over medical history, create treatment plans and goals, show patients how to use adaptive technology, demonstrate exercises to relieve pain and increase mobility.

EDUCATION REQUIRED

You must earn a bachelor’s degree that includes biology, sociology or psychology coursework then receive a Masters in Occupational Therapy; upon graduation must pass a state-administered national exam.

PROGRAM LENGTH

4 years for the bachelor’s degree; 2-3 years for the master’s of occupational therapy

PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT
  • Schools

  • Private clinics

  • Hospitals

  • Nursing homes

  • Public health agencies,

  • Universities

  • State/federal government agencies

  • Home Health Care agencies

SALARY RANGE

$31.92 - $47.57

For more information on this program, visit the Education page

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