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Occupational Therapy Job Overview

Occupational therapists work in hospitals, medical offices, and nursing home facilities around the world. They work with sick, injured, and disabled patients to improve their health and quality of life. Occupational therapists strive to help patients recover and work closely with them to improve their skills. The most common job duties of an occupational therapist include:

  • Talking to patients and asking them questions about their health and other aspects of their lives
  • Reviewing patients’ medical histories
  • Evaluating a patient’s therapy needs
  • Developing detailed treatment plans for patients that includes specific goals and activities
  • Helping people of many different levels of ability learn new skills and regain functions
  • Demonstrating exercises that patients must do
  • Evaluating the living environments of patients to determine how they can be altered to help fulfill their dynamic needs
  • Educating a patient’s loved ones on how to best help the patient
  • Assessing the progress of patients and making a record of that progress

Occupational therapists need to be strong because they are sometimes working with people in heartbreaking situations, and they always need to be calm, cool, and collected to best serve the patients that they help.

Occupational Therapy Job Education Requirements

Most occupational therapy positions require that applicants have at least a master’s degree in occupational therapy. Additionally, occupational therapists must be licensed or registered. All states require that they pass the national exam that’s given by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapists. There are doctoral degrees in occupational therapy as well, and that path is recommended for those who want to have a competitive edge and be able to more easily garner the top positions in the field. Also, there are several types of certifications available through the American Occupational Therapy Association for those who want to increase their knowledge level or establish a specialty. Occupational therapists oftentimes work alongside doctors and nurses to help patients move towards recovery.

Occupational Therapy Job Market

Between 2012 and 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a growth of approximately 29 percent in occupational therapy jobs. That means that there will be around 146,100 occupational therapy jobs available in 2022. Job opportunities will be most plentiful in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and orthopedic offices because that is where the growing elderly population will receive treatments from occupational therapists.

Occupational Therapy Job Salary Information

Occupational therapists earned an average annual salary of approximately $75,400 in 2012. The top healthcare professionals in the position earned upwards of approximately $107,070 per year, and the low-end average salary is $50,500. Most occupational therapists work full-time, and they may need to work nights and weekends to best accommodate the needs of patients.

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Tracking Code 203933 Job Description The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to functional status, activities of daily living, fine motor coordination, home assessments and adaptive equipment, and other occupational therapy needs as defined by medical conditions. Based on this assessment and evaluation, the Occupational Therapist...
CRA Therapy specializes in providing school-based pediatric therapy services. We have become a trusted industry leader, providing quality special education services for our school partners across the United States. Our special education services include speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sign language interpreting, school psychology, and more. CRA Therapy strives to empower s...
CRA Therapy specializes in providing school-based pediatric therapy services. We have become a trusted industry leader, providing quality special education services for our school partners across the United States. Our special education services include speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sign language interpreting, school psychology, and more. CRA Therapy strives to empower s...
CRA Therapy specializes in providing school-based pediatric therapy services. We have become a trusted industry leader, providing quality special education services for our school partners across the United States. Our special education services include speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sign language interpreting, school psychology, and more. CRA Therapy strives to empower s...
CRA Therapy specializes in providing school-based pediatric therapy services. We have become a trusted industry leader, providing quality special education services for our school partners across the United States. Our special education services include speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sign language interpreting, school psychology, and more. CRA Therapy strives to empower s...
Tracking Code 203691 Job Description The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to functional status, activities of daily living, fine motor coordination, home assessments and adaptive equipment, and other occupational therapy needs as defined by medical conditions. Based on this assessment and evaluation, the Occupational Therapist...
Tracking Code 203602 Job Description The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to functional status, activities of daily living, fine motor coordination, home assessments and adaptive equipment, and other occupational therapy needs as defined by medical conditions. Based on this assessment and evaluation, the Occupational Therapist...
Tracking Code 204225 Job Description The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to functional status, activities of daily living, fine motor coordination, home assessments and adaptive equipment, and other occupational therapy needs as defined by medical conditions. Based on this assessment and evaluation, the Occupational Therapist...
Tracking Code 204200 Job Description The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to functional status, activities of daily living, fine motor coordination, home assessments and adaptive equipment, and other occupational therapy needs as defined by medical conditions. Based on this assessment and evaluation, the Occupational Therapist...
Tracking Code 204190 Job Description Ochsner Home Health Westbank, a proud member of LHC Group is seeking a PRN Occupational Therapist The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to functional status, activities of daily living, fine motor coordination, home assessments and adaptive equipment, and other occupational therapy needs as...
Tracking Code 203923 Job Description The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to functional status, activities of daily living, fine motor coordination, home assessments and adaptive equipment, and other occupational therapy needs as defined by medical conditions. Based on this assessment and evaluation, the Occupational Therapist...
Tracking Code 203914 Job Description The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to functional status, activities of daily living, fine motor coordination, home assessments and adaptive equipment, and other occupational therapy needs as defined by medical conditions. Based on this assessment and evaluation, the Occupational Therapist...
Tracking Code 203928 Job Description The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to functional status, activities of daily living, fine motor coordination, home assessments and adaptive equipment, and other occupational therapy needs as defined by medical conditions. Based on this assessment and evaluation, the Occupational Therapist...
Advocate Pediatric Home Care provides Private Duty Nursing services and Therapy services to medically dependent children in the home environment. We offer the most competitive pay scale in the industry and a full range of employee benefits. We will orientate and train each therapist to their assigned caseload. Our goal is to provide quality services to children in the home environment. We are hir...
Tracking Code 201763 Job Description The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to functional status, activities of daily living, fine motor coordination, home assessments and adaptive equipment, and other occupational therapy needs as defined by medical conditions. Based on this assessment and evaluation, the Occupational Therapist...
Tracking Code 203889 Job Description The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to functional status, activities of daily living, fine motor coordination, home assessments and adaptive equipment, and other occupational therapy needs as defined by medical conditions. Based on this assessment and evaluation, the Occupational Therapist...
Tracking Code 203888 Job Description The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to functional status, activities of daily living, fine motor coordination, home assessments and adaptive equipment, and other occupational therapy needs as defined by medical conditions. Based on this assessment and evaluation, the Occupational Therapist...
CRA Therapy specializes in providing school-based pediatric therapy services. We have become a trusted industry leader, providing quality special education services for our school partners across the United States. Our special education services include speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sign language interpreting, school psychology, and more. CRA Therapy strives to empower s...
CRA Therapy specializes in providing school-based pediatric therapy services. We have become a trusted industry leader, providing quality special education services for our school partners across the United States. Our special education services include speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sign language interpreting, school psychology, and more. CRA Therapy strives to empower s...
Occupational Therapist (Lymphedema) (Part Time) - FH Rehab Clinical/Lake Mary Occupational Therapy - Lake Mary Florida Hospital seeks to hire a Occupational Therapist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Florida Hospital Orlando Facility Profile Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major ter...

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