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What’s it like to be an Occupational Therapist?
Occupational therapists assess and treat people who, due to illness, injury or
circumstance, are limited in their ability to undertake everyday activities.
They assist people to regain lost functions, develop their abilities and
social skills, as well as maintain and promote independence in their everyday
lives to enhance health and wellbeing.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Occupational Therapist earn an average of $1214 per week.
The [average annual salary for this job is $63128 excluding super.]
- able to show initiative
- a flexible attitude
- practical, innovative and observant
- good problem-solving skills
- good interpersonal and communication skills
- able to maintain client confidentiality
- able to work independently or as part of a team.
This job also involves:
Full use of hands/fingers
Use of precision or semi-precision tools or instruments or deft hand movements
are required for these occupations. Included are jobs where poor co-ordination
or incomplete use of hands or fingers may make tasks dangerous or difficult to
Mainly indoor work
Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day indoors, in an office, factory or other enclosed
area protected from the weather.
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs require daily physical
exertion, such as bending and twisting, lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing,
carrying or other effort where physical fitness is required. People with
heart, back or other conditions who should avoid physical strain may wish to
avoid these jobs.
Reading or writing
These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing
Standing for long periods
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs are usually performed
standing up for periods of at least two hours at a stretch.
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Jobs in this group usually require completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree,
or extensive relevant experience. Some jobs also require post-graduate study,
such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master Degree.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of ART provide a useful background to
these jobs. In some cases an art-related subject is a pre-requisite for entry
to courses that provide the training for the job.
School subjects that include some aspect of BIOLOGY provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a biology-related subject is a pre-
requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
School subjects that include some aspect of INDUSTRIAL ARTS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases an industrial arts-related subject is
a pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of an Occupational Therapist
Occupational therapists may perform the following tasks:
- conduct tests to assess functional, emotional, psychological, developmental and physical capabilities
- plan and direct specific therapeutic programmes for individuals using recreational, remedial, social, educational or vocational (job-related) activities
- select and design activities that improve an affected movement or function and help individuals to regain personal care skills, such as eating and dressing
- assist people to gain or regain skills in social, leisure and work environments through graded individual or group therapy and activity programmes
- monitor the progress of individuals and assist with the coordination of an appropriate health team
- assist children with disabilities to integrate into education programmes in schools
- assess the ability of injured workers to return to their usual employment or perform alternative duties
- design and modify the everyday environment of clients to allow for better access and independence
- advise on the use of specialised equipment, such as home modifications, adapted kitchen utensils, wheelchairs and other assistive technologies that help people within their environment
- assess the need for, develop and run health education programmes
- act as consultants to industry and government organisations
- undertake research
- teach in academic institutions, generally at tertiary level
- assist with policy development for health and other areas.
Occupational therapists may work in areas such as:
- Aged care - providing programmes and equipment for people with medical and social problems associated with ageing.
- Disabilities - working with people who have an intellectual, physical or sensory disability through planned activity programmes over long periods of time.
- General medicine - working in hospitals or private practice to assess and treat individuals with physically disabling diseases or injuries.
- Occupational health - assessing the safety of work environments and injured workers, providing rehabilitation and advice about adaptations for their return to the workplace.
- Health promotion - assisting people who want to achieve a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
- Paediatrics - working in hospitals, private practices or schools to assess and treat children with disabilities, developmental delays or learning difficulties.
- Psychiatry - assessing and treating individuals with mental illness and behavioural disorders through programmes involving such methods as stress management.
- Vocational rehabilitation - assisting injured workers to return to work.