Online Degrees in Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapists are projected to see a sharp rise in career openings in coming years, and the growth is expected to be driven primarily by the aging American population. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts a 25 percent increase in jobs for occupational therapists, and a 30 percent increase in openings for assistants during the 2008-2018 decade.
Although elderly patients may be a growing segment of individuals needing occupational therapy, occupational therapists help patients of all ages recover from accidents or injuries or learn to cope with disabilities. Occupational therapy focuses on developing and improving strength, coordination and cognitive skills, and occupational therapists work with clients on day-to-day skills such as dressing, cooking or performing tasks at work.
Occupational therapists and their assistants work in public or private health care and social service agencies. Their clients may suffer from mental, physical, emotional and developmental issues that interfere with their living and working lives.
Online Degree Programs in Occupational Therapy
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