As an Occupational Therapist (OT) you will work with people to regain or maintain their health or wellbeing, using occupations to as a means of therapy.
After assessing your patients mental, social or physical needs you will develop a programme that will help them to deal with these needs independently. Difficulties that your patients have will vary greatly, and may be a result of illness, injury, lifestyle or age.
There are many different areas that you might work in. For example, you may work with people to cope with the effects of arthritis or help people with mental health problems return to work. You may also support someone with a drinking problem by educating them about the effects of this and helping them to develop other mechanisms to deal with their anxiety or other issues.
Typical starting salary:£21,909 to £28,462 (Band 5 of the NHS Agenda for Change)
Average UK salary range
£15,080 - £37,960
Some of our graduates have gone on to be:
- Occupational Therapist with NHS Grampian in Aberdeen
- Community Occupational Therapist with Aberdeen City Council in Aberdeen
- Occupational Therapist with NHS Tayside in Montrose
- Assistant Team Leader with Turn Point Scotland in Aberdeen
- Community Occupational Therapist with Aberdeenshire Council in Peterhead