College of Health Professions

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science


10 Towson University Occupational Therapy & Occupational Science faculty members presented at this year’s 32nd annual Maryland Occupational Therapy Association Conference in Baltimore

OTOS Faculty Kudos


US News and World Report Lists Occupation Therapy as "Top Job"

Occupational Therapy is listed in US News and World Report's "Best Jobs" list.  The 31 careers chosen "offer strong outlooks and high job satisfaction". Five main criteria were listed as the determining factors for being named to the list. The factors were; Job satisfaction, defined as spending a high percentage of time on activities that many people would consider rewarding or pleasant. Training difficulty, defined by the length of training typically required, adjusted by the amount of science and/or math involved. Prestige, based on an informal survey of college-educated adults. Job market outlook, based on data from the U.S. Department of Labor and professional organizations, with the career's resistance to being off-shored considered. Pay, with data provided by, which has an extensive database of individual employee compensation profiles.


updated June 20, 2011




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