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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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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 201208 Job Description HomeCall-Westminster, a proud member of LHC Group, has an immediate need for an experienced 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 occupationa...
Tracking Code 201428 Job Description PRN Home Health Occupational Therapist needed for Deaconess Home Care - Selmer, TN. 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 me...
Tracking Code 201446 Job Description PRN Home Health OT needed for Deaconess Home Care - Oneida, TN. Providing service to the following counties: Scott, Campbell, Morgan, Fentress. 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 equ...
Tracking Code 201572 Job Description Southern Oregon Home Heatlh, A LHC Company 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 assessmen...
Tracking Code 201551 Job Description Coosa Valley HomeCare part of the LHC Group 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 assessme...
Tracking Code 201564 Job Description Access Home Health Agency part of the LHC Group 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 asse...
Tracking Code 201617 Job Description Lifeline Health Care of Fulton part of the LHC Group 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...
Tracking Code 201613 Job Description Infirmary HomeCare of Grove Hill part of the LHC Group 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 th...
Tracking Code 201630 Job Description Lifeline Health Care of Taylor part of the LHC Group 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...
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 201808 Job Description North Carolina Home Health - Garner, NC a proud member of LHC Group. 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 condition...
Tracking Code 202421 Job Description HomeCall Home Care of Hagerstown, a proud member of LHC Group has an immediate need for a Full Time, Part Time or 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 equipme...
Tracking Code 202548 Job Description Coverage needed for the Chamaign and Danville areas 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 ...
Tracking Code 202573 Job Description Troy Regional Medical Center Home Health part of the LHC Group 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. Bas...
Tracking Code 202716 Job Description Texas Home Health Care and Methodist Home Care, proud members of LHC Group are seeking Full Time, Part Time and PRN Occupational Therapists in the Denton area. 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 a...
Tracking Code 204416 Job Description HomeCall Home Care, a proud member of LHC Group has an immediate need for a PRN Occupational Therapist in St. Mary's County and Calvert County 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 equip...

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