The entry-level degree is a master's in occupational therapy. Therapist's must complete supervised internships in a variety of health care settings, and pass a national examination in order to practice the profession. Most states also regulate occupational therapy practice by requiring a license and continuing education.
What does an Occupational Therapist do?
+ Observe patients
+ Evaluate a patient's condition and needs
+ Develop a treatment plan with specific activities and goals
+ Demonstrate exercises
+ Evaluate patients home or work place
Where will I work?
Jobs can be found in the following settings:
+ Offices of physical and occupational therapists
+ Elementary and secondary schools
+ Nursing care facilities
+ Home health care services
+ Educate family members and caregivers