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EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK

 

Employment in the field of occupational therapy is projected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations through 2022 (US Department of Labor- Bureau of Labor Statistics).

The need for occupational therapy is increasing as the rapid growth in the number of middle-aged and elderly individuals increases the demand for therapeutic services. Technological advances are saving more high risk, premature infants who need occupational therapy services. More efficient and effective medical care is saving victims of trauma who then benefit from therapy. There is an increased need for therapists to work with school aged children with disabilities. Also, there is an increased need for occupational therapy services among those injured while serving in the military.


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