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Occupational Therapy. Caitlin Cosgrove College Students. Occupations include. Self care Work Play Leisure. Therefore, Occupational Therapy is. a treatment that helps people become successful in their everyday occupations .

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occupational therapy

Occupational Therapy

Caitlin Cosgrove

College Students

occupations include
Occupations include..

Self care

Work

Play

Leisure

therefore occupational therapy is
Therefore, Occupational Therapy is..

a treatment that helps people become successful in their everyday occupations.

Independence is the main goal in ones daily life

who do ots work with
Who do OTswork with?

People all across the lifespan

Infants to Elders

Clients have health problems that effect their..

Motor skills

Self help skills

Arousal

Attention

Sensory

what education is required
What education is required?

At least a Masters degree in the field

Takes about 2 ½ years to complete full time

Needs to be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy

how much do ots make
How much do OTs make?

The median is around $70,000 a year

Limited on stress

Would that suit your lifestyle and needs?

Working with new clients often

Form meaningful relationships with each patient

where can you work
Where can you work?

Physical Rehabilitation

Mental Health Services

Pediatrics

Research Schools Hospitals

personality traits
Personality traits

Personable

Trustworthy

Optimistic

Realistic

Respectful

Encouraging

Patient

skills needed to be successful
Skills needed to be successful?

Good Judgment

Decision making skills

Active listener

Time management

Speaking

Writing

team work
Team Work!

You may need to collaborate with a PT, speech therapist, nurse, or social worker with a certain patient

Together

Everyone

Achieves

More

classes i should be taking now
Classes I should be taking now?

Anatomy and Physiology

Psychology

Sociology

Kinesiology

Lifespan Development

are their master programs in nj
Are their Master programs in NJ?

Stockton

Kean

The University of Sciences in Philadelphia

is this a good field to get into
Is this a good field to get into?

It reached Forbes top 10 best Masters degrees for jobs

USNews declared it one of the best health care jobs

do i need to become licensed
Do I need to become licensed?

Yes, graduates must pass the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy certification exam.

help i m not 100 sure this career is for me
Help, I’m not 100% sure this career is for me!

That’s okay! Take some time out and shadow an OT

Get to see how they work and which age range you are most interested in.

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Most importantly…

Help them reach their life\'s full potential

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