OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (OT)
Treats patients who have physical, sensory or cognitive issues. An OT evaluates patients and develops treatment plans through therapeutic use of everyday activities.
Requirements: Completion of an accredited under-graduate program and a doctorate or Master’s degree
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT (OTA)
Executes an OT’s treatment plan through occupational therapy.
Requirements: Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree
Ots and OTAs may work in:
- ELEMENTARY/SECONDARY SCHOOLS
- REHABILITATION CENTERS
- ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES
- HOME HEALTH
- PRIVATE PRACTICE OFFICE