Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help their patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working, sometimes with the use of adaptive technologies. OTs must earn a Master’s or entry level Doctoral degree (OTD)* which typically takes ~3 years beyond undergraduate training. (Health Professions Admissions Guide, NAAHP, 2017)
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*By 2027, all Master’s degrees will be phased out and the OTD will be the standard for entry level practice.