About the Profession

 occupational therapist improving daily life skills of children using animal assisted therapy for attention and cognition

What is an Occupational Therapist?

Occupational therapists facilitate a person’s adaptability to enable people to engage in daily life activities they need and want to do. We engage with people wherever they live, play, work, learn, and rest. An occupational therapist is a health care professional who works with individuals of all ages, groups of people, organizations, and populations. We evaluate and provide intervention to compensate or remediate injury or illness, prevent injury or illness, and promote health and wellness.

To learn more about a future as an occupational therapist enabling skills for the job of living, go to the American Occupational Therapy Association site Considering an OT Career.

Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the job outlook for occupational therapists will grow faster than the average for all occupations, ~18 percent from 2018 to 2028.