Also called: Occupational Therapist (OT), Registered Occupational Therapist, Staff Therapist, Assistive Technology Trainer
What they do:Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays.
On the job, you would:
- Plan, organize, and conduct occupational therapy programs in hospital, institutional, or community settings to help rehabilitate those impaired because of illness, injury or psychological or developmental problems.
- Test and evaluate patients' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients.
- Select activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills within limits of their mental and physical capabilities.
Math and Science
Education and Training
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Computer based training software
Word processing software
You might like a career in one of these industries:
See more details at O*NET OnLine about occupational therapists.