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Occupational Therapists

What Occupational Therapists Do

Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. About half of occupational therapists work in offices of occupational therapy or in hospitals. Others work in schools, nursing homes, and home health services.
How to Become an Occupational Therapist
Occupational therapists typically have a master’s degree in occupational therapy. All states require occupational therapists to be licensed.

Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for occupational therapists was $80,150 in May 2015. Employment of occupational therapists is projected to grow 27 percent by 2024, much faster than the average.

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