Occupational Therapy OT

How to Become an Occupational Therapist

An occupational therapist’s career can be rewarding as it involves helping individuals perform meaningful everyday activities.1 Not only is occupational therapy a rewarding career, but it also offers a promising salary. As of May 2022, the U.S. employed almost 135,000 occupational therapists who earned an average annual salary of $92,800.2 In this post, we walk

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Occupational Therapy vs. Physical Therapy

If you’ve ever felt called to work in rehabilitative care, one thing is clear: you’re passionate about helping others. What may not be quite as clear is which form of patient therapy you should pursue—occupational therapy (OT) or physical therapy (PT). Both physical therapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) help patients improve their lives, but

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Advocating Trauma-Informed Occupational Therapy for Adolescents: USAHS’ Dr. Karen Park Explores Approaches to Establish Inclusive, Transformative Classrooms

According to a study published in the National Institutes for Health (NIH) National Library of Medicine, “Trauma exposure is common during childhood and adolescence and is associated with youth emotional and behavioral problems.” Since the global COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing dialogue has emerged regarding the enduring effect of trauma on adolescents. The heightened attention underscores

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What Does an Occupational Therapist Do?

If you are seeking an exciting health sciences profession that centers on improving patients’ lives, consider a career as an occupational therapist (OT). This rewarding career might be a good fit for a compassionate individual who wants to support others. But what does an occupational therapist do? An occupational therapist works with patients to improve

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What Can You Do with a Psychology Major?

Psychology is one of the most popular majors in the United States.1 About six percent of all degrees conferred in 2022 were in psychology.2 Are you wondering what you can do with a psychology major? We’ve outlined 22 potential professions in allied health, clinical care and academia, plus a few nonclinical pathways you might not have

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What Is Virtual Healthcare?

According to a survey conducted by Doximity, more than 83% of surveyed physicians expressed that telemedicine had proven valuable in improving the ongoing care for patients with complex or chronic conditions, while 65% noted it enhanced communication with their patients.1 Virtual healthcare is on the rise and provides promising solutions to challenges facing healthcare providers

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What Can You Do with a Kinesiology Major?: Fifteen Career Paths

Kinesiology is an exciting major with several career options. Some students enter an undergraduate program knowing what they want to do. Others love a subject but may not know the opportunities available to them. If you’re wondering what you can do with a kinesiology major, look no further—we’ve outlined fifteen career paths to inspire kinesiology

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Strengthening Global Occupational Therapy Collaboration: USAHS and WU Foster Knowledge and Cross-Cultural Connection

Cultural immersion is a cornerstone of transformative education. When we view something from another perspective, we adapt and grow. A study published in the National Library of Medicine (NLM) argues that “by engaging in intentional immersion and guided reflections, participants became aware of the need to reevaluate their perspectives, expectations, and assumptions about self and

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What is the Highest Paying Occupational Therapy Specialty in 2023?

In the field of rehabilitative sciences, there are many career paths to choose from—especially in fields of occupational therapy (OT).  If you’ve completed your undergraduate program and want to establish a career in OT, the first step is going to graduate school. Earn a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) or Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

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Is Occupational Therapy a Good Career? 8 Reasons to Pursue This Path

If you want to help individuals improve their daily lives in meaningful and creative ways, occupational therapy (OT) may be right for you. As an occupational therapist (OT), you will work with individuals or groups  with physical and mental injuries and disabilities. You will aid in recovery and help individuals master vital living skills to

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Dr. Norman Belleza, USAHS, Shares the Healthcare Benefits of Interprofessional Education with Inside Higher Ed

Collaboration is the hallmark of creative problem-solving, shared expertise and deeper understanding. In healthcare, interprofessional teams can improve patient outcomes and enhance patient care. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), interprofessional education (IPE) is an experience that “occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other.” Norman Belleza,

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