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An occupational therapist work with individuals who have conditions that are mentally physically developmentally or emotionally disabling and help them to develop recover or maintain daily living and working skills Their goal is to help their clients have independent productive and satisfying lives They use resources such as computers and do physical activities with them such as teaching them how to dress cook and eat They also use physical strength to help them build their strength and dexterity Another thing they do is teach them life skills such as decision making abstract reasoning problem solving and perceptual skills Occupational therapists also go to such lengths as designing or making special equipment to aid their clients Along with this they must keep accurate records for evaluating clients billing and reporting to physicians and others An average workweek is about 40 working hours however about 13 of all occupational therapists work part time Many work in spacious rooms with medical equipment but fatigue can become a big factor Another negative aspect is that they can strain the bodies especially their back and may spend many hours in a car per day They may hire assistants but this may become costly In 1996 occupational therapists held about 57000 jobs Most of these jobs were in hospitals but there were also jobs in rehabilitation centers and pediatric hospitals Others work in private practices or become solo practitioners They obtain their clients by being referred to by physicians or other health care professionals A bachelors degree in occupational therapy is a minimal requirement to obtain this position but to gain a license one must pass a national certification exam All of the US Puerto Rico and Washington DC regulate occupational therapy Along with a bachelors degree a masters is also obtainable Along with the education on must also complete 6 months of supervised fieldwork is required Another things one would need are those that cant be taught such
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