Job Growth & Career Paths

US News & World Report ranked occupational therapy as #11 in their ranking of the 100 Best Jobs for 2018.

Occupational therapists can work in a broad range of environments, from hospitals, rehabilitation centers to schools, medical offices — even clients’ homes. Research, academia and policy/regulatory work are also possible career paths.

Other accolades:

  • Ranks #4 on Glassdoor.com’s 2018 ranking of the 50 Best Jobs in America 2018 
  • MSN Money, January 2017:The 25 Best Jobs in America Right Now
  • Forbes, January 2017: The 10 Best Jobs to Apply for in 2017

Selected Career Paths

SPECIALTY AREAS OF PRACTICE 

  • Administration
  • Clinical work
  • Environmental modifications
  • Higher education
  • Outpatient rehabilitation
  • Regulatory work
  • Systems case management
  • Advocacy
  • Daycare/Preschool day programs
  • Ergonomics
  • Home health
  • Pediatrics
  • Research
  • Work capacity evaluation
  • Consulting
  • Driving + community mobility
  • Geriatrics
  • Mental health
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Senior community centers
  • Worker’s compensation