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or $41.14 hourly
as of 2021
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Assisting and Caring for Others
Assisting and Caring for Others (91)
Social Perceptiveness (75)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Occupational Therapists' job openings is expected to rise 13.9% by 2031
'Occupational Therapists' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Occupational Therapists' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Occupational Therapists' was $85,570, or $41.14 hourly
'Occupational Therapists' are paid 87.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as occupational therapists?
As of 2021 there were 127,830 people employed as Occupational Therapists within the United States.
This represents around 0.09% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Occupational Therapists.
Assess, plan, and organize rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays. Use therapeutic techniques, adapt the individual's environment, teach skills, and modify specific tasks that present barriers to the individual.
SOC Code: 29-1122.00
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