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Career Guidance / Occupational Therapist

About Us

Occupational Therapy Practitioners ask, “what matters to you?” not, “what’s the matter with you?” ~Ginny Stoffel “Be an encourager, the world has enough critics already.” ~Anonymous Occupational Therapy, is the use of assessment and intervention to develop, recover, or maintain the meaningful activities, or occupations, of individuals, groups, or communities. It is an allied health profession performed by occupational therapists. OTs often work with people with mental health problems, disabilities, injuries, or impairments. Typically, occupational therapists are university-educated professionals and must pass a licensing exam to practice. Occupational therapists often work closely with professionals in physical therapy, speech therapy, audiology, nursing, social work, clinical psychology, medicine. Areas of practice in Occupational Therapy are as Follows: Children and youth Health and wellness Mental health Productive aging Adult Rehabilitation Note: Occupational therapists often work closely with professionals in physical therapy, speech therapy, audiology, nursing, social work, clinical psychology, medicine. Occupa

Career Way

Bachelor in Occupational Therapy/B.Sc. in Occupational Therapy
Level Under-Graduate
Duration Bachelor in Occupational Therapy - 4 years B.Sc. in Occupational Therapy - 3 years (course may have a compulsory internship depending upon college)
Eligibility 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry & Biology
Entrance Exam Some institutions give admissions based on merit. Other institutions conduct their own entrance test.
Specialization --
Average Course Fee ₹15,000 to ₹90,000 per annum
Mode Regular
Goal Occupational Therapy Nurse

Colleges

Ahmedabad Institute of Medical Sciences, Ahmedabad
All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AIIPMR), Mumbai
Arc Paramedical Institute, Kurukshetra
D.S. Institute of Paramedical Science, Ghaziabad
Delhi Institute of Technology & Research, Delhi
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
Hind College of Management & Information Science, Muzaffarnagar
Indian Institute of Health Education & Research, Patna
Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi
JKKMMRF College of Occupational Therapy, Tamil Nadu
KMCH College of Occupational Therapy, Coimbatore
Manipal University, Manipal
National Institute for locomotor Disabilities, Kolkata
Om Sai Para Medical Institute, Ambala
School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal, Karnataka
Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
SRM College of Occupational Therapy, Tamil Nadu
Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (SVNIRTAR), Odisha
Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai

Key Skills

Communication Skills
Passion for learning
Physical and mental strength

Career Prospectous

OT Technician
OT Nurse
Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant
Speech and Language Therapist
Private Practitioner
Occupational Therapist
Service Delivery Manager
Teacher
Consultant
Medical Record Technician
National Sales Manager
OT in-charge
Critical care & Nursing in charge

Salary

Salary depends upon person to person ability. Average salary for fresher is ₹8,000 to ₹30,000 per month.

 

Role Models

  • William Rush Dunton

    William Rush Dunton, as a part of his occupational therapy treatment, Dunton encouraged his patients to pursue quilt making. He felt that bright colors were pleasing to nervous patients, and the act of cutting and sewing helped take their minds off their own problems.

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