Occupational Therapy

By: Emily Poteet

Job Description

Occupational therapy is the use of treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental or developmental condition. I would like being able to help people and watch them progress as they go along.

Personal Characteristics Needed

You would need to be able to talk to people and be friendly. This fits my personality because I enjoy talking to a lot of people and trying to figure out ways to help them if they need it.


A masters degree in occupational therapy and a license is needed to become an occupational therapist.

Work Setting

Most occupational therapist work in offices of physical, occupational, home health, and speech therapist. Others visit homes, schools, and nursing homes. You would have set hours. I would like working in an office that was for different types of therapy.

Wages & Benefits

The median annual pay was $73,000 a year. The highest would be $102,000 and the lowest would be $50,000 in a year.

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Employment Outlook

This job will stay around because people will always be getting hurt or born with something they need help with. Occupational therapist will always need to be around to help!