By Rafael Bautista
Name of Career
Occupational Therapist (OT)
Description of Career
Treat patients with injuries, illness, or disabilities through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover and improve the skills needed for daily living and working.
Patients with permanent disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, often need help performing daily tasks. They observe the patients doing tasks, ask the patient questions, and review the patient's condition and needs.
Current Employment Trends
It is expected to increase 33% from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. 108,800 people are currently employed in this career field.
Must be in good shape in health and physical. Must have the following personalities: 1) Patient 2) Have Compassion with the job 3) Can listen very well
Must have Masters Degree in education.
Two Schools of Specialization
James Madison University in Harrisoburg, VA and Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, VA
Beginning Salary: $34.77 per hour Average Salary: $79,570 per year Exceptional Salary: $102,520 per year.
Common Injury or condition treated by this professional
Fractured finger, Cerebral Palsy, and Arthritis.
whether or not you are interested in making this your career and why?
I am kind of interested in this career because it looks kinda fun and i see people enjoy this but i already have my own career which is to be a Physician Assistant. Being an Occupational Therapist has a lot of responsibilities and must be ready for stress.