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Make Sure You Choose The Right Occupational Therapy School


Occupational therapy schools are on the rise, and the entire profession is as well. With job growth from 2008 through 2018 projected to be about 26%, creating tens of thousands of new viable positions, more students are also interested in attending OT schools than ever before. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Make Sure You Choose The Right Occupational Therapy School

Make Sure You Choose The Right Occupational
Therapy School
  • The increase in the popularity of occupational
    therapy as a profession has caused the increase
    in the number of occupational therapy schools in
    existence. It's predicted that the requirement
    for occupational therapists will grow
    significantly by 2018. This is the reason why a
    lot more people are looking into studying
    occupational therapy in order to benefit from the
    need for therapists. Nevertheless before you
    select an occupational therapy school, there are
    a few important factors that you should remember.

  • It isn't really that hard to locate a college or
    university to take an OT program, yet not all the
    educational institutions you'll find are
    accredited. Before you can apply for a national
    certification exam, you must complete an ACOTE
    program or the Accreditation Council for
    Occupational Therapy Education program. Therefore
    it is vital that the school you end up picking
    likewise has an accreditation so you can easily
    be eligible for a licensure examination.

  • It is also essential to know what degree
    programs are available in a particular
    occupational therapy school. Depending on the
    career that you want to engage in, you could go
    with a master's program or even a
    bachelor's-master's program. Understanding what
    diploma program you are going to get will make it
    easier for you to specify your options.
  • Perhaps you are thinking if there are online
    occupational degree programs available today. The
    fact is that however well-known online schooling
    is, there are presently no online OT courses
    available. The explanation for this is that to be
    a physical therapist demands a lot of
    professional medical training, which can't be
    provided by means of online learning program. So
    in choosing a school, consider the distance of
    the university or college too.

  • Yet another crucial thing to give some thought
    to in choosing the right occupational therapy
    school is whether it provides part time degree
    programs. For those who are employed, it won't be
    so easy to quit their jobs in order to finish an
    OT degree. But by having a part time study
    course, you will be offered a very flexible
    schedule that could easily fit your lifestyle.
  • When choosing among various OT universities out
    there, another significant aspect to think about
    is the practical training or instruction that you
    can obtain. Additionally, you have to find a lot
    more opportunities for internship as well as job
    placements. For that reason, you must have a look
    at the length of the hands-on training a
    particular occupational therapy program provides.
    Examine also the connections of the OT school as
    you should have a track record in training in a
    reputable institution.

  • Lastly, you would want to choose an occupational
    therapy school that provides some sort of student
    financial help. This can be necessary
    particularly if you have got a spouse and
    children to provide for when you are completing
    your degree program. With the number of OT
    schools today, you'll find no trouble in looking
    for a great one. This is a matter of you
    understanding what to search for in an excellent
    occupational therapy school.
  • If occupational therapy looks like a profession
    you may well be interested in you can view pta
    schools today by simply visiting the featured
    weblink to our 100 free on-line Occupational
    Therapy School Guide.