Occupational Therapy

Eric Salazar_____Period.9

My Career!!!


Occupational Therapist



My Resources


http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-therapists.htm



Career Overview

Career Details

Duties/Responsibilities


Occupational therapists treat patients with injuries, illnesses, 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.



Average Hours/Working Schedule


Flexible depending on position and area.



Working location(s)


Occupational therapists worked in offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and hospitals. Others worked in schools, nursing homes, and home health services.



Salary/Wage Potential (What is the average pay?)


$72,320 per year
$34.77 per hour



Education Needed/ What school (list 1) offers that major?


Master’s Degree. University of Phoenix has a great program....even though it is far away!



Skills Required (Personality Traits/
Transferable Skills)


Good being social and know the anatomy and how the body works. Taking the time to take extra classes and being friendly.



Job Outlook/Growth


The outlook looks like it will increase 33 percent from 2010 to 2020



Advancement Opportunities or Related Jobs (How can you move up in this career?)


Achieve the PhD Degree to become a Physical Therapist where they get more in depth and learn more movements to help to patient. They have better and more harder skills to treat a patient.