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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a fast-growing occupation in the health industry. If you'd like to help rehabilitating patients improve their daily lives, consider becoming an occupational therapist. Read on for education and career information.

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Occupational therapists help injured, disabled and elderly people to develop or redevelop life skills, such as controlling motor functions and using reasoning skills. Although they typically work in healthcare facilities, they may need to make home or workplace visits to assess whether those environments are suitable for patients' needs. In addition to providing services directly to patients, they may meet with families and employers to educate them about necessary accommodations for patients. Some major employers of occupational therapists include hospitals, health practitioners' offices, and schools.

Working in this field tests your strength physically, mentally and emotionally. Study.com provides resources to help you determine your education, specialization and career paths to become an occupational therapist.

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