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
Clinic Based Occupational Therapist
Contractual Occupational Therapist
Deliver of Services- Staff Development
Developmental Disabilities Therapist
Geriatric Occupational Therapist
Home Care Occupational Therapist
Home Health Occupational Therapist
Manual Arts Therapist
Mental Health Ethnic Specialist
Occupational Health Specialist
Occupational Health Staff Nurse
Occupational Medicine Director
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Director/Supervisor
Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Outpatient Occupational Therapist
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Public Health Specialist
Travel Occupational Therapist
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
4720 Montgomery Ln., Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449American Health-Care Association
1201 L. St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
12 South Summit Avenue, Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Career Development Office:
400 St. Bernadine St.
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Reading, PA 19607
Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Evening hours by appointment.