Occupational Therapy

What Can I Do With This Discipline/Major?

Some common career titles for this major include:

  • Occupational Therapist

For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Additional Resources

Career in Occupational Therapy

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information, email , TU Occupational Therapy Department Fieldwork Administrator.

Fieldwork Placement Opportunities (For students Affiliated with the major):

Research/Internship Opportunities (For students unaffiliated with the major):

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and Interview Questions

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Occupational Therapy Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

Interview Questions

Common industry related questions
  • What is your opinion on how an Occupational Therapy team should function?
  • What do you think are the three most important skills necessary for success in Occupational Therapy?
  • Describe a time when you delivered a positive experience for the patient.
  • Tell us about a situation where you managed risk effectively.
  • How would you respond to someone who was verbally hostile towards you?
  • Tell us about a standardized assessment you have used.
  • What is an effective method you have used to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients?
  • Describe a particularly difficult challenge that you helped a patient to overcome.
  • What do you understand the role of an occupational therapist to be in this setting?

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.