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Occupational Therapists - 29-1122.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Occupational Therapist (OT)
  • Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Staff Therapist
  • Assistive Technology Trainer
  • Industrial Rehabilitation Consultant

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Advise on health risks in the workplace or on health-related transition to retirement.
  • Complete and maintain necessary records.
  • Conduct research in occupational therapy.
  • Consult with rehabilitation team to select activity programs or coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities.
  • Design and create, or requisition, special supplies and equipment, such as splints, braces, and computer-aided adaptive equipment.
  • Develop and participate in health promotion programs, group activities, or discussions to promote client health, facilitate social adjustment, alleviate stress, and prevent physical or mental disability.
  • Evaluate patients' progress and prepare reports that detail progress.
  • Help clients improve decision making, abstract reasoning, memory, sequencing, coordination, and perceptual skills, using computer programs.
  • Lay out materials such as puzzles, scissors and eating utensils for use in therapy, and clean and repair these tools after therapy sessions.
  • Plan and implement programs and social activities to help patients learn work or school skills and adjust to handicaps.
  • Plan, organize, and conduct occupational therapy programs in hospital, institutional, or community settings to help rehabilitate those impaired because of illness, injury or psychological or developmental problems.
  • Provide patients with assistance in locating or holding jobs.
  • Provide training and supervision in therapy techniques and objectives for students or nurses and other medical staff.
  • Recommend changes in patients' work or living environments, consistent with their needs and capabilities.
  • Select activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills within limits of their mental or physical capabilities.
  • Test and evaluate patients' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients.
  • Train caregivers how to provide for the needs of a patient during and after therapy.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
  • Clean medical equipment or facilities.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Design medical devices or appliances.
  • Design public or employee health programs.
  • Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies.
  • Direct healthcare delivery programs.
  • Encourage patients or clients to develop life skills.
  • Evaluate patient functioning, capabilities, or health.
  • Fabricate medical devices.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use.
  • Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities.
  • Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Train caregivers or other non-medical personnel.
  • Train medical providers.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Occupational Therapist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Occupational Therapist (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Occupational Therapy (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Industrial Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist