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Occupational Therapy

What can I do with this Discipline/major?


Common Career Titles for Occupational Therapy from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides

 

Additional Resources - Careers in Occupational Therapy

Vault Downloadable Guides

  • Career Launcher: Health Care Providers
  • Career Launcher Health Care Management
  • Vault Career Guide to Health Care Management
  • Vault Guide to Allied Health Careers

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to Vault.com (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Career Insider?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z) and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.

 

TU Occupational Therapy Department Fieldword Administrator: Jerry Bentley-Donnelly

 

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions for all candidates, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

  • What is your opinion on how an Occupational Therapy team should function?
  • What do you think are the three most important skills necessary for success in Occupational Therapy?
  • Describe a time when you delivered a positive experience for the patient.
  • Tell us about a situation where you managed risk effectively.
  • How would you respond to someone who was verbally hostile towards you?
  • Tell us about a standardized assessment you have used.
  • What is an effective method you have used to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients?
  • Describe a particularly difficult challenge that you helped a patient to overcome.
  • What do you understand the role of an occupational therapist to be in this setting?

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.

 

 

The Career Center
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Call to schedule an appointment.
Express Hours Fall and Spring Semester: Monday – Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m.
(No appointment needed for 15-minute consultation)

Phone: 410-704-2233
Fax: 410-704-3459
E-mail: careercenter@towson.edu


Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Academic Advising

Study Abroad

Career Mentor Database

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Related resources: occupational therapy book cover


Learn more about careers in occupational therapy by visiting the career resource library.



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