A career in Occupational Therapy offers the opportunity to work in a fast-growing and rewarding health care field.
Occupational therapists work in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, public and private schools, community organizations and programs, outpatient clinics, day care facilities, patient homes, corporations, and private practice.
Occupational therapists help people participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday occupations.
Occupational therapists work with diverse individuals, such as:
- A child with cerebral palsy who wants to play with other children
- A woman with a stroke who wants to dress herself independently
- A man with a mental illness who wants to manage a checkbook, shop, and use public transportation
- A teenager who has been injured in an automobile accident and wants to return to school
- An older adult with low vision who wants to continue to live safely in the family home