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Terapeutas ocupacionales

Helping Others Get Back to Everyday Life

Los terapeutas ocupacionales ayudan a tratar a personas de todas las edades que están heridas, discapacitadas, enfermas o con discapacidades de desarrollo, o restablecen habilidades básicas y vocacionales para ayudar a lograr independencia general en el hogar y en el lugar de trabajo. Occupational therapists help with a wide variety issues such as stroke, heart attack, brain injury, developmental delays or disorders, and learning disabilities among other things. A few of their duties include:

  • Realizar evaluaciones de habilidades y desarrollar planes de tratamiento
  • Personalizar programas de tratamiento con el objeto de mejorar la capacidad individual para realizar actividades diarias en el hogar y en el lugar de trabajo
  • Recomendar y/o modificar equipo especial en el ambiente educativo, el hogar y el lugar de trabajo

By 2024, the field of Occupational Therapy is expected to grow by 34 percent in the Gulf Coast Region, adding over 500 new job opportunities.

By 2024, the field of Occupational Therapy is expected to grow by 34% in the Gulf Coast Region, adding over 500 new job opportunities.

Occupational Therapists No of Annual Openings


A mid-range salary for an Occupational Therapist is around $90,000 per year with the potential to exceed $100,000 per year

A mid-range salary for an Occupational Therapist is around $90,000 per year with the potential to exceed $100,000 per year


While most Occupational Therapists work in health care, opportunities are also available in elementary and secondary education.

While most Occupational Therapists work in hospitals and healthcare, opportunities are also available in Elementary and Secondary Education.


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High School Endorsement: Public Service | STEM

Students should strive for the highest GPA possible in high school and undergrad to provide them with the edge needed for acceptance into graduate schools where seating is limited and many students are turned away. 

High school students interested in a career as an occupational therapist should take courses in biology, physics, chemistry, geometry, algebra, English, psychology, and health occupations/medical professions education as well as other electives under the relevant endorsement tracks.


Do you fit the mold?

These skills, interests, and knowledge areas are recommended for a career as an LVN. Los siguientes datos describen la importancia relativa de cada área del conocimiento/habilidad según la opinión de quienes están en la industria.

        92.4% 

Psicología

Human behavior and performance ability, including perceiving differences in ability, personality, and interests that guide motivations.

        92.4%

Therapy & Counseling

Knowing the principles, methods, and procedures for aiding emotional dysfunctions, and for counseling and guidance.

       85.8%

femenina

Everything surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of human injuries and ailments, including symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

         81.6%

Social Perceptiveness & Monitoring

Being aware of other's reactions and assessing the performance of individuals with the intention to take corrective action.

  

*Fuente: Texas Career Check.


Pasos para convertirse en terapeuta ocupacional

Los terapeutas ocupacionales son regulados por y tienen licencia del estado de manera similar a los enfermeros y médicos diplomados. Becoming an occupational therapist requires completing a master's degree as well as becoming licensed by the state. Entonces, ¿cómo se convierte una persona en terapeuta ocupacional en Texas?

  • Complete a master's degree program in occupational therapy (2 to 3 yrs)
    • 4-year bachelor's program to qualify
    • Se le exigen al menos 24 semanas de trabajo de campo supervisado
  • Obtain an occupational therapy license from the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

Gulf Coast Region Occupational Therapist Programs

Texas Woman's University (Universidad de Mujeres de Texas)
6700 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 794-2128

Centro Médico de la Universidad de Texas (UTMB)
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Tex 77555
Teléfono: (409) 772-1011


Where to find employment in the Gulf Coast Region?

 

Major Employers

  • Clínicas
  • Escuelas primarias y secundarias
  • Agencias de cuidados de salud en el hogar
  • Hospitales
  • Centros de rehabilitación
  • Asilos de ancianos

(A Few) Examples in the Region

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*Incluye los siguientes condados: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller y Wharton.