DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
29-1122 Occupational Therapists
Occupational Description: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.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change 2016 - 2026|
|Social and Human Service Assistants||15,060||$16.67/hr||8.2%|
|Directors, Religious Activities and Education||300||$23.53/hr||5.3%|
Tasks for Occupational Therapists
- Plans, organizes, and conducts occupational therapy program in hospital, institutional, or community setting.
- Plans programs and social activities to help patients learn work skills and adjust to handicaps.
- Selects activities which will help individual learn work skills within limits of individual's mental and physical capabilities.
- Recommends changes in individual's work or living environment, consistent with needs and capabilities.
- Lays out materials for individual's use and cleans and repairs tools after therapy sessions.
- Consults with rehabilitation team to select activity programs and coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities.
- Completes and maintains necessary records.
- Trains nurses and other medical staff in therapy techniques and objectives.
- Designs and constructs special equipment, such as splints and braces.
- Requisitions supplies and equipment.
- Teaches individuals skills and techniques required for participation in activities and evaluates individual's progress.