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Occupational Therapy


Occupational therapy practitioners are skilled professionals whose education includes the study of human growth and development with specific emphasis on the physical, emotional, psychological, sociocultural, cognitive and environmental components of illness and injury.

Most registered occupational therapists practicing in the field today possess a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy.

Careers

Occupational Therapists
Wage: $66,780
10 Year Growth Rate: 23.1%
Self Employed: 8.6%
Unemployment Rate: 0.5%
Employed Part Time: 29.8%

Education Requirements:
Master's degree
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Wage: $62,250
10 Year Growth Rate: 8.1%
Self Employed: 2.4%
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Employed Part Time: 8.0%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Occupational Therapist Assistants and Aides
Wage: $48,230
10 Year Growth Rate: 21.9%
Self Employed: 2.7%
Unemployment Rate: 0.0%
Employed Part Time: 17.8%

Education Requirements:
Short-term on-the-job training
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
Wage: $45,360
10 Year Growth Rate: 14.6%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Employed Part Time: 8.0%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree