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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

Career Titles
Athletic Trainer 
Clinic Based Occupational Therapist
Contractual Occupational Therapist
Corrective Therapist
Deliver of Services- Staff Development     
Developmental Disabilities Therapist
Geriatric Occupational Therapist
Home Care Occupational Therapist
Home Health Occupational Therapist
Industrial Therapist
Manual Arts Therapist
Mental Health Ethnic Specialist
Occupational Health Specialist

Occupational Health Staff Nurse
Occupational Medicine Director
Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Director/Supervisor  
Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Outpatient Occupational Therapist
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Public Health Specialist
Recreational Therapist
Travel Occupational Therapist
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist


Professional Organizations

American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
4720 Montgomery Ln., Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449

American Health-Care Association
1201 L. St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20005

Web sites

Medical Careers
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Jobs
The Health Professions Resource Center

Contact Information


Career Development Office:
400 St. Bernadine St.
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Reading, PA  19607
Phone: 610-790-2878
Fax: 610-790-1968

Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Evening hours by appointment.

Email: career.development@alvernia.edu

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