Occupational Therapist

Career Overview

An occupational therapist helps patients to recover and improve skills needed in their daily lives, including skills that they may need at work.


A master's degree in occupational therapy is required to obtain this position. A master's degree typically takes about two-three years to earn after earning a four-year bachelor's degree. Having a doctorate, which may take an additional two-three years, will likely lead to more opportunities.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$52,000 /yr
$78,000 /yr
$105,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including biology and psychology!
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada