Why I become an occupational therapist?

Why I become an occupational therapist?

I made the choice that I wanted to have numerous opportunities to help people regain wellness and continue with a healthy and purposeful life. Occupational therapy treats the whole person and engages him or her in work, self-care, and play so that the deficit or disability can be at the best level possible.

How do you prepare for occupational therapy school?

for Newbie OT Student Success

  1. 1) Make FRIENDS. Take the initiative to find a few key friends within your cohort.
  2. 2) Do the FINANCE dance.
  3. 3) SELFCARE before healthcare.
  4. 4) Embrace the LEARN BURN.
  5. 5) IT DEPENDS mantra on repeat.

What do you call an occupational therapist?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Occupational Therapists (OTs) are health care professionals specializing in occupational therapy and occupational science.

How much do occupational therapists make starting out?

According to the AOTA, a new grad OT will earn a median salary of $59,000 per year. However, you can certainly make more if you choose a setting like SNF or Home Health, or especially if you opt to spend some time as a travel OT, which we’ll discuss more below.

What subjects are needed to become an occupational therapist?

A master’s degree or a more advanced degree in occupational therapy is required in order to work as an occupational therapist. Biology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, liberal arts and anatomy are all appropriate majors for those who ultimately want to earn a master’s degree in occupational therapy.

Is OT or PT better?

Physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) are types of rehabilitative care. While they have similar goals and treat many of the same conditions, they also differ. PT focuses on restoring or improving movement, strength, and range of motion. OT aims to improve the motor skills you need to perform daily tasks.

What are the core concepts of occupational therapy?

Seven Core Concepts In this document, the core values and attitudes of occupational therapy are organized around seven basic concepts–altruism, equality, freedom, justice, dignity, truth, and prudence.