Are you looking at a career in the healthcare sector but want to steer away from medicine (physician, nursing, physician assistant, etc.)? Why not consider a career as an occupational therapist (OT)? Working as an occupational therapist allows you to help people improve their ability to live their day-to-day lives as normally as possible. A ….
Occupational therapists help people improve their ability to perform the tasks necessary in their day-to-day lives. As such, we thought it would be helpful to describe what the day-to-day work life of an occupational therapist is like. OT patients may be dealing with a physically, developmentally, emotionally or mentally disabling condition (from strokes to attention ….
Occupational therapists may expect a very good job outlook for 2011 through at least 2018. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the need for occupational therapists will “grow much faster than average” through 2018. This is even better than it sounds, because in BLS-speak, “much faster than average” actually means that employment opportunities are ….
As with all other healthcare professions, those who train and become certified as occupational or speech therapists must take continuing education courses periodically in order to keep up with the latest developments in their careers. Continually upgrading skills is critically important for patient care, too, as it helps ensure successful outcomes for patients of OTs ….
Whether you’re a newly certified occupational therapist or an OT professional with several years or even decades of experience, you undoubtedly know already that there’s “always something new to learn.” Herewith are some free resources you may wish to explore to help you stay on top of OT treatment trends as well as news about ….
If you’re an occupational therapist, do yourself a favor and join at least one professional OT association. Why? Here are just a few reasons: Most professional associations publish newsletters and/or professional journals that they deliver to their members. Read them and you’ll be able to keep up-to-date on the latest developments and issues in OT. ….