Occupation therapists are usually engaged by hospitals, speech therapists, audiologists, nursing homes and health care centers. They treat the people with illness and disabilities by using therapeutic methods. They assist the patient in recovering and developing skills to carry out their daily activities.
The salary of the occupational therapist varies with the city and the individual working has occupation therapist in Orange country,CA will draw an highest salary of $85,021 and Washington D.C is the other popular state that offer top salary of $ 77,881.
According to U.S news, occupational therapist is ranked as top 10 in the best jobs for the year 2012. The number of jobs has been increased from 108,800 to 145,200. It is estimated that 70% of occupational therapists work as full time employee in various settings and other 30% work as part time employees. More than 27% individuals work in hospitals and 21% of occupational therapist are hired by the various therapy offices.