Occupational Therapist

Job Outlook in Vermont
Medium Growth

What you might do
Occupational Therapists work with people who have disabilities. They create plans to help injured or ill patients and people with developmental delays manage daily life.  They may recommend exercises, equipment, or improvements to the patient’s home or workplace.

Where you might work
Hospital, occupational therapy office, school, nursing home.

Related Links
My Next Move: Occupational Therapists
O*Net Online: Occupational Therapists
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Occupational Therapists
Vermont Occupational Therapy Association (VOTA)
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

Education Required
Occupational Therapists hold at least a master’s degree (2 years after a 4-year bachelor’s degree); some hold a doctoral degree (4 years after bachelor’s).

Where to Study

Norwich University

Saint Michael's College

University of Vermont

Vermont State University - Castleton, Johnson, Lyndon

Johnson & Wales University

New England Institute of Technology

For more information, contact your regional AHEC:

Northern Vermont AHEC


Southern Vermont AHEC