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Occupational Therapy

Career Outcomes

Entry-Level Education
Master's degree
2016 Median Pay

$81,910 per year

Job Outlook 2014-2024
Up 27% (much faster than average)


Students who complete their academic coursework and fieldwork requirements are awarded the master of science in occupational therapy. Following graduation, students are eligible to sit for the certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Most states require a license to practice occupational therapy. Licensure requirements vary from state to state, but all require NBCOT certification.

Occupational therapy is a field with professional association membership available on the regional, national, and international level. Membership in the occupational therapy associations can provide career networking, professional development, continuing education, and other opportunities for students, faculty, and clinicians alike.

Student Occupational Therapy Association
Located within the College of Health and Human Services, SOTA is organized and managed by students and is open to all occupational therapy students at UNH. The association makes educational, service, and social opportunities available to members.

New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association
Contains news and events from the state organization representing occupational therapists in New Hampshire. 

American Occupational Therapy Association
Up-to-date features on everything from occupational therapy practice and ethics, reimbursement issues, and much more. Contains an area designed for occupational therapy students, with information on scholarships, certification, fieldwork, education, and other topics. 

World Federation of Occupational Therapists
Get a global perspective on occupational therapy developments and the concerns of the more than 50 member associations around the world. 

The current job market remains strong for occupational therapists, particularly in certain regions in the country. New areas of practice are opening in communities as occupational therapists expand their use of knowledge and skills. Our graduates work in many settings including rehabilitation facilities, public schools, retirement communities, nursing homes, hospitals, community-based programs serving people of all ages, and others

Careers in Occupational Therapy

American Occupational Therapy Association
The American Occupational Therapy Association Web site offers up-to-date information on employment opportunities, salaries, professional development, and more for occupational therapists. 

Advance for Occupational Therapy is an online magazine with a lot of useful information, including employment opportunities, industry news, professional resources, directories, continuing education programs, and research highlights for occupational therapists.