Helping clients live life to the fullest makes occupational therapy a rewarding career.
The job outlook for OTs is excellent. There is currently a shortage of therapists, and the U.S. Department of Labor expects the need to continue to grow as our population ages. US News and World Report named occupational therapy a “Best Career” in 2011, because it offers both high job satisfaction and a strong employment outlook. The OTs surveyed recently by Money Magazine reported that their jobs were low stress and flexible. Occupational therapist was also ranked #18 in Lawrence Shatkin’s 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs.
The median salary for occupational therapists nationwide is $63,900.