What is it like being an occupational therapist?

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Being an occupational therapist is a very challenging and dynamic career. This career makes a big difference in people's lives (both young and old), as it helps them develop practical strategies, and gives them the independence to do things they want to do while learning how to deal with their physical, mental and/or social barriers. This could be as simple as enabling someone to shop for groceries and cook a meal unassisted.

As you can imagine this role provides immense job satisfaction. You will be able to work with people of all ages, whose issues may have been with them since birth, or caused by illness, an accident, lifestyle choices, or ageing. Occupational therapists can work in a variety of fields, such as mental health, neurology, work rehabilitation, and social care, and can provide a variety of different roles throughout one's career, such as practitioner, consultant, manager, researcher, teacher, or even running a private business.

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