Disability? In pain?
Occupational Therapy can help!
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapists treat patients who suffer from many setbacks including Alzheimer's, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, or the loss of a limb. They help their patients develop, recover, and improve the skills they need to live a normal lifestyle through the use of everyday therapeutic activities. (1)
Where do Occupational Therapists work?
Occupational therapists have the flexibility to work in a variety of environments. A therapist can choose to work with children, the elderly, athletes, Alzheimer patients, etc. The options are endless!
Interested in a career in occupational therapy?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, In 2011 occupational therapists earned a median annual salary of $73,820. Occupational Therapy employment is also expected to grow 29 percent between 2012 and 2022, making it one of the fastest growing careers that requires a master's degree. (2)
What do Occupational Therapists really do?
*Help patients perform various therapeutic activities
*Design activities that focus on improving a patient's strength and dexterity
*Make special equipment that may be useful to a patient's recovery
What Does a Occupational Therapist Do?
This video helps explain what Occupational Therapists do, and what to expect if you're interested in a career in Occupational Therapy.