Occupational Employment Statistics
29-1122 Occupational Therapists
Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays.
|Professional and Business Services||N/A||N/A
|Education and Health Services||2,790||$40.62/hr
- Complete and maintain necessary records.
- Write reports or complete forms to document assessments, training, progress, or follow-up outcomes.
- Recommend changes in patients' work or living environments, consistent with their needs and capabilities.
- Teach cane skills, including cane use with a guide, diagonal techniques, and two-point touches.
- Test and evaluate patients' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients.
- Train clients to use tactile, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory, and proprioceptive information.
- Consult with rehabilitation team to select activity programs or coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities.
- Teach clients to travel independently, using a variety of actual or simulated travel situations or exercises.
- Select activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills within limits of their mental or physical capabilities.
- Monitor clients' progress to determine whether changes in rehabilitation plans are needed.