The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts occupational therapy jobs grow to be 16% (much faster than average) between 2019-2029. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-therapists.htm, accessed 1/8/2021.
According to the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)*, the top ten areas of practice for primary OT employment are:
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
- School Systems
- Acute Care
- Home Health
- Mental Health
- OT Professional Education and/or Research
*NBCOT. (2017). Practice Analysis of the Occupational Therapist Registered Executive Summary. https://www.nbcot.org/-/media/NBCOT/PDFs/2017-Practice-Analysis-Executive-OTR.ashx?la=en, accessed 1/8/2021.