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.
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.
4 years for the bachelor’s degree; 2-3 years for the master’s of occupational therapy
PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT
Public health agencies,
State/federal government agencies
Home Health Care agencies
$31.92 - $47.57