The influx of aging Baby Boomers, “Wounded Warriors” and newly diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) pediatric clients into the healthcare system will necessitate an increase in rehabilitative service providers. Occupational Therapists play a vital, long-term role in any rehab process, focusing on resumption of daily living activities. Teaching patients to become self-sufficient, directly impacts patient outcomes and reduces re-hospitalization rates. This increased demand for such services is expected to impact employment rates in this field well above average. By the end of this decade, OT employment is expected to increase 33% with a median annual wage of $72,320, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, since salaries vary by location, we suggest you access this resource for a true comparison across states.
While salary is an important factor in any career decision, it is not the only criterion. Any employment search can be both time-consuming and frustrating. However, Centra can assist in making the process not only more efficient, but more personalized. Using cutting edge technology and access to a roster of exclusive employers, Centra’s team of industry experts will provide you with concierge service from beginning to successful conclusion. Call us today at 800 535 0076 and let us find you the right OT opportunity anywhere in the nation!