Occupational Therapist 101 Infographic

Occupational Therapists 101

  • Avg. Yearly Pay $72,320 *2010
  • Entry level education Master’s Degree
  • $34.77/hour
  • Work experience in related occupation N/A
  • On-the-Job training N/A
  • Number of jobs 108,800 *2010
  • Job Outlook (2010-2020) 33%
  • Job change 36,400

What Occupational Therapists Do

  • Treat
  • Patients with injuries, illnesses, or disabilities through the therapeutic use of everyday activities

  • Help
  • Patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working

Where Occupational Therapists Work

  • Therapist clinic
  • Home health service
  • School
  • Hospital
  • Nursing home

Some conditions that benefit from the service of occupational therapists

  • Brain palsy
  • Loss of limb
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Autism

Source: www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Occupational-therapists.htm#tab-1

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