Most people think that Occupational Therapy (OT) has something to do with patients in an employment situation, or “occupation.” An Occupational Therapist actually helps patients to take care of themselves. Your main purpose is to prepare patients get through an ordinary day without anyone’s help. These daily activities include things like getting dressed, preparing a meal, attending school, enjoying social time with family or friends, and may also include working at a job. You may work with children, seniors, people who’ve been injured, people who have a disorder or a disease or mental health patients and will figure out a plan to overcome any physical, environmental, psychosocial, mental, and cultural factors to living independently.
Education / Training / Experience
- Master’s of Occupational Therapy (6 years full time including 4 year undergraduate degree required for admission)
- Current registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia
- Membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists or the British Columbia Society of Occupational Therapists
Programs in BC
$64,500 - $81,000 per year
The best thing about this job… is that everyone wants to be able to take care of themselves and you’ll be helping to make that happen!