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What can I do with a major in Occupational Therapy?

The Occupational Therapy major seeks to prepare graduates to think logically and creatively, act professionally and ethically, analyze ideas and situations, and solve problems encountered in their service delivery as practitioners, supervisors, and managers. Like many healthcare-related majors, the curriculum is designed to prepare students to perform a specific function within the health care delivery system. It seeks to provide strong, specific training targeted to a very specific job title. Students selecting this major typically have had some exposure to the employment field, either as a volunteer or as a patient.


• Volunteer in medical/health-care settings
• Develop organizational skills
• Take electives in psychology, social work, and health
• Develop management and leadership skills
• Consider graduate school
• Gain experience in handling emergencies
• Consider studying another language

Career Titles

Athletic Trainer
Corrective Therapist
Delivery of Services-Staff Development
Developmental Disabilities Therapist
Industrial Therapist
Manual Arts Therapist
Mental Health Ethnic Specialist
Occupational Health Specialist
Occupational Therapist
Public Health Specialist

Professional Organizations

American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
4720 Montgomery Ln.
P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220

American Health-Care Association
1201 L. St., NW
Washington, DC 20005

Web sites

Medical Careers
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Jobs
The Health Professions Resource Center

Contact Information


Megan Adukaitis
Director of Career Development

Career Development Office:
400 St. Bernadine St.
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Reading, PA  19607
Phone: 610-796-8225
Fax: 610-790-1968

Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Evening hours by appointment.

Email: career.development@alvernia.edu

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