Occupational therapy is an excellent career choice. There are good jobs available that provide an exceptional salary. According to the BLS, employment of occupational therapists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations and the median annual wage for occupational therapists was $85,570 in May 2021. In the state of CT, occupational therapists make even more on average, over $94,000 per year.
Occupations are the meaningful activities that people do every day and occupational therapists help people to engage in their chosen occupations. Occupational therapists work with people from birth to death, to promote their ability to DO what they want and need to do. Occupational therapists offer hope, and provide solutions, so that individuals can live their lives engaging in the things that are important to them. Occupational therapists work in the hospital, in outpatient clinics, in the home, private businesses, and in the community for a variety of community organizations. The two largest practice settings are the public schools and extended care facilities or nursing homes.