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.
|Trade, Transportation and Utilities||N/A||N/A
|Professional and Business Services||N/A||N/A
|Education and Health Services||2,860||$36.07/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.
- Train clients to use tactile, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory, and propioceptive information.
- Consult with rehabilitation team to select activity programs or coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities.
- Test and evaluate patients' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients.
- 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.
- Assess clients' functioning in areas such as vision, orientation and mobility skills, social and emotional issues, cognition, physical abilities, and personal goals.