Occupational Therapy Overview: Entry-Level
Education: Master’s Degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: None
On-The-Job Training: None
Number of Jobs, 2012 113,200
Job Outlook, 2012-2022 29% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2012-2022+ 32,800

Occupational Therapists treat injured, ill or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. About half of occupational therapists work in offices of occupational therapy or in hospitals. Others work in schools, nursing homes, physicians’ offices, and home health services. Therapists spend a lot of time on their feet while working with patients.

For more detailed information on Occupational Therapy and related careers, click the links below: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Occupational Therapists