Employment Outlook

Employment Outlook for Occupational Therapy Graduates 

Occupational Therapy ranks as the 23rd best job in America according to US News & Reports in 2016.

Job opportunities are available throughout the country, particularly in rural areas and areas that do not have many occupational therapy education programs. Minnesota is an identified workforce shortage area for occupational therapy.

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Graduates of Occupational Therapy are working in a variety of areas including:
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Long-Term Care / Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Outpatient
  • Home Health
  • Academic
  • Early Intervention
  • Community Health Settings
  • Mental Health
  • Administration