How to become  an Occupational  Therapist?

 How to become  an Occupational  Therapist?

What do they do?

They are healthcare professionals who employ therapeutic strategies to help patients improve, recover, or maintain their capacity to do daily tasks.

A bachelor's degree is required for admission to graduate school. College majors in biology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, liberal arts, and anatomy are all viable options.

Undergraduate Education

You'll need a master's degree in occupational therapy from a programme certified by ACOTE to work as an occupational therapist. Some occupational therapists have earned a doctorate.

Postgraduate Education

To practise as an occupational therapist , you'll need a professional licence.


A national certification examination offered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy is required to get a licence.


Occupational therapists must be able to successfully communicate with all stakeholders involved in a patient's care, both verbally and in writing.

Communication skills

Many patients, whether they are dealing with a new or long-standing ailment, may be irritated and resentful of their circumstances.

Handle the situation

Others may have high expectations for their therapy's success, and it's critical for an occupational therapist to assist patients in setting realistic and achievable goals without discouraging them.

Assist Patient

They can use critical thinking and analytical skills to make informed decisions about what is best for a patient.

Critical and Analytical Thinking

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