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What is an Occupational Therapist?

A health care professional who works with people of all ages who, because of illness, injury, or developmental or psychological impairment, need specialized assistance in learning skills to lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives.

Professional Designation: OTR - Occupational Therapist Registered
Professional Organization: AOTA -  American Occupational Therapy Association

What Does An Occupational Therapist Do? OT and patient using crafts as therapy In What Ways Can an OT Help Clients?

OT students preparing a hand & thumb splint
Learn to help clients function who have these health and rehabilitation challenges:

Stroke alcoholism
spinal cord injuries eating disorders
cancer depression
developmental problems short-term memory loss
congenital conditions drug abuse
mental illness mental retardation
cerebral palsy stress related disorders
muscular dystrophy  

Where Does an Occupational Therapist Work? OT and child using crafts as therapy
Job Outlook

Expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations from 2010-2020 due to the following:
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