What can I do with a major in Occupational Therapy?The Occupational Therapy major seeks to prepare graduates to think logically and creatively, act professionally and ethically, analyze ideas and situations, and solve problems encountered in their service delivery as practitioners, supervisors, and managers. Like many healthcare-related majors, the curriculum is designed to prepare students to perform a specific function within the health care delivery system. It seeks to provide strong, specific training targeted to a very specific job title. Students selecting this major typically have had some exposure to the employment field, either as a volunteer or as a patient.
• Volunteer in medical/health-care settings
• Develop organizational skills
• Take electives in psychology, social work, and health
• Develop management and leadership skills
• Consider graduate school
• Gain experience in handling emergencies
• Consider studying another language
Delivery of Services-Staff Development
Developmental Disabilities Therapist
Manual Arts Therapist
Mental Health Ethnic Specialist
Occupational Health Specialist
Public Health Specialist
Professional OrganizationsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
4720 Montgomery Ln.
P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220
American Health-Care Association
1201 L. St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Director of Career Development
Career Development Office:
Bernardine Hall, Suite 1104
Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Evening hours by appointment.