Occupational therapists (OTs) help people who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. They also help them develop, recover, or maintain daily living and work skills.
Occupational therapists held about 99,000 jobs in 2006. Most OTs worked in hospitals. Others worked in offices of other health practitioners, schools, and nursing care facilities. About one in ten occupational therapists had more than one job.
Educational Requirements for Occupational Therapists:
One must earn a master's degree or a more advanced degree in occupational therapy to work as an occupational therapist. Biology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, liberal arts and anatomy are all appropriate college majors for those who ultimately want earn a master's degree in occupational therapy.