Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
A Career in Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy practitioners help individuals to "participate" in the meaningful activities of daily life. Aimed at human potential, health, and quality of life, occupational therapists work with individuals of all ages addressing those important activities that yield greater satisfaction for the individual (AOTA, 2012).
Occupational therapy practitioners use occupations as the means and the goal of intervention. Those areas of occupation include: activities of daily living, work, play, education, social participation, instrumental activities of daily living, and leisure. Occupational therapy practitioners are concerned with clients' occupational performance and the fit between their abilities and their environment.
For more information about occupational therapy, visit the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Web site.
Excellent Career Opportunities
Ranked among the top 50 "Best Jobs" by U.S. News and World Report and designated as an "excellent career", Occupational Therapy, is projected to see a 34% rise in job growth in the next 10 years.
For a look at career opportunities in O.T., visit these Web resources:
New York State Department of Labor >
U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics >
New York State Occupational Therapy Association >