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.
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/
Good being social and know the anatomy and how the body works. Taking the time to take extra classes and being friendly.
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.
Teaching a man to have muscle memory
Making the same motions to exercise the muscle
Teaching the elderly/others to walk and do everyday tasks on their own