Occupational Therapist

About the job:

What you do

As an Occupational Therapist, you help patients regain their ability to perform daily living and work activities. These patients have generally lost these abilities because of mental, physical, or developmentally or emotionally disabling conditions.

The tough stuff

As an Occupational Therapist, you may have to:

  • Deal with difficult patients
  • Physically lift your patient from one place to the next, sometimes, that patient can be twice your size!
The cool stuff

As an Occupational Therapist, you will get to:

  • Improve the health and lives of your patients
  • Benefit from the fact that this career is growing in demand
  • Specialize, if you choose to, in fields such as Women's Health
Typical work hours
  • 35-40 hours per week
  • Limited Travel

As an Occupational Therapist, you mostly work regular hours at a hospital, a health centre, or other facility. You may work extra hours on evenings and weekends to help some patients.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
Best high school track(s)
  • Life Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • You need a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy, Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Health Science, or a related field to start career as an Occupational Therapist.
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

Not all of us are lucky enough to make it through life unscathed, that’s why people like Lynn in this Insider Interview do what they do. Lynn is an occupational therapist who uses her skills to help injured people get back to the basics and live a full, healthy life. For a job that takes tons of patience, it sure seems rewarding!



Lynn studied occupational therapy in college and she is now working at Al Rahma school in Tripoli Lebanon. She uses very advanced technology to help kids, with physical and learning disabilities, become independent again.

Lynn thought she wanted to be an actress but she liked this job when she first heard about it because she enjoys helping people improve their lives.