National Occupational Therapy Month on April, 2023: are most occupational therapy assistant jobs traveling?
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April, 2023 is National Occupational Therapy Month 2023. National Occupational Thearpy Month Occupational Therapy Month
All occupational therapy assistant jobs do not require traveling. If you are hired by a hospital to work there, you will not have to travel. To learn more about how to become an occupational therapy assistant, read the description that comes from the Occupational Outlook Handbook. You'll find it here:
To become an occupational therapist, you must be licensed. This requires a master’s degree in occupational therapy, 6 months of supervised fieldwork, and passing scores on national and State examinations. After earning an associate's degree, it usually takes 2 additional years to obtain a bachelor's degree, followed by another year and a half, or two years to obtain a master's degree.
You can read more about how to become an OT here:
I am a former speech pathologist who worked for many years with OTs and PTs and assistants. The educational requirements for speech pathologists are almost identical to those for OTs.
what is occupational therapy?
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Occupational therapy is a health profession that focuses on helping individuals with mental or physical illness/disabilities to achieve the highest level of functioning and wellness possible in their daily lives. In other words occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals with disabilities, achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Occupational therapists use various methods in the treatment of their patients to assist them in maximizing their potential in the categories of occupational performance areas and occupational performance components. The term occupational performance area refers to all activities of daily living, such as grooming, dressing, food preparation and eating, communication, and mobility; work activities, including home management, care of others, educational activities, and vocational activities; and play or leisure activities. The term occupational performance component refers to the functional abilities required to perform the tasks of daily living. These abilities include sensory motor, cognitive, and psychological components.
Eligibility Criteria: The criteria for Occupational therapy course is after 10+2 with PCB (physics, chemistry and biology). The occupational therapist enters the field with a bachelors, masters, or doctoral degree. The bachelors degree is of a duration of 4 years. For a license one must earn this degree from an accredited program, and must pass a national certification exam. Those who complete an Associate Degree or Certificate program in Occupational Therapy can become an Occupational therapy assistant (OTA) or aide to the Occupational Therapists. There are also programs in the US that train Occupational Therapists at the doctoral level at the entry level for the profession.
Courses: The courses offered in Occupational therapy are:
B.Sc. (Hons.) Occupational Therapy.
B.Sc. Occupational Therapy.
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (B.O.Th.).
Diploma in Occupational Therapist.
M.Sc. Physical and Occupational Therapy.
Master of Occupational Therapy.
Colleges and Institutions: Many renowned and ample colleges are there in India providing courses in Occupational Therapy. The top colleges of Occupational Therapy in India are:
All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mumbai (Maharashtra).
Chakradhara Institute of Rehabilitation Science, Bhubaneshwar (Orissa).
Christian Medical College, Vellore (Tamil Nadu).
College of Advance Studies, Chiplum (Maharashtra).
College of Allied Health Sciences : Manipal University, Manipal (Karnataka).
G.S. Seth Medical College, Mumbai (Maharashtra).
Government Medical College, Chennai (Tamil Nadu).
Government Medical College, Nagpur (Maharashtra).
Institute of Physically Handicapped, New Delhi (Delhi).
Institute of Public Health and Hygiene, New Delhi (Delhi).
Jaipur Occupational Therapy College and Hospital, Jaipur (Rajasthan).
K.M.C.H. College of Occupational Therapy, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu).
L.T. College, Mumbai (Maharashtra).
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai (Maharashtra).
National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped, Kolkata (West Bengal).
Job Prospects: Therapists are in high demand in the conventional medical and fitness arenas. OT’s work with the patients of various disorders who have orthopedic, neurological and psychological/psychiatric conditions. Therapists may practice privately and own their own clinics or work in conjunction with other medical specialties in polyclinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, special schools, psychiatric institutions, community mental health centers, adult daycare programs, sports teams, residential care facilities etc.
Remunerations: Junior occupational therapists may initially draw salaries ranging between Rs 8,500 and Rs 11,500 per month. With rank and experience, remuneration increases. In the private sector, salaries are a lot higher.
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