Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapists treat disabled, sick or wounded patients with special equipment and the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help patients strengthen, regain and develop the skills required for day-to-day work and life. They also provide long-term medical care and emergency patient care.

Considering taking up this career?

Take our 360-degree assessment that uses state-of-the-art psychometric & behavioral science. Plus, let our AI recommend other careers that you'd be super at. 

Introductory offers - Starting at ₹ 699.

You save ₹801

Starting Salaries

Avg. 

412000

Min. 

200000

Max. 

2000000

What you need to get started

  • Experience of working in health, social care, or a related area is also beneficial.

  • Relevant work experience is helpful in securing positions in more competitive areas of occupational therapy, such as pediatrics.

Employment Outlook

  • Opportunities to work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community facilities, schools, businesses, prisons, and clients' own homes.

  • Some areas of work can be challenging and require physical and mental strength, flexibility, and stamina.

  • Employment opportunities to work abroad as qualifications accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists are recognized internationally.

International Opportunities

New York, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Florida.

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Occupational Therapy

  • Masters in Occupational Therapy

  • Doctorate in Occupational Therapy 

Soft Skills

  • Patience

  • Adaptability

  • Empathy

  • Compassion

  • Communication

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Active Listening

  • Observation

  • Attention to Detail

  • Critical Thinking

Technical Skills

  • IT skills 

  • Computer literacy

  • Cognitive skills 

  • Assessment and report writing skills

Considering this field, the best place to get started is to find the perfect mentor to guide you. 

LEARN ABOUT THE PROFESSION

VIRTUAL JOB SHADOWING

STRATEGIZE & PLAN YOUR NEXT MOVE

NETWORKING & ADVICE

INTERVIEW PREP & RESUME REVIEW

Find a Mentor 

Untitled design (13).png

Are you a professional looking to give back?

You're invited to join Rudderly's community of mentors 

Looking for a mentor to guide you. 

Mentors from this field might be waitlisted. Put in a request and we'll have to you with the perfect person to guide you.

Noteworthy companies of the field

Related Careers

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.