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Five reasons to study Occupational Therapy

For those considering a degree in Occupational Therapy, but need further convincing, we lend our expertise. Here are five compelling reasons to study this course.

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1. Something rewarding

Job satisfaction for occupational therapists is generally high, despite it being a potentially challenging profession. This is because you are able to help others regain a lost ability to carry out the tasks they want and need to do in everyday life.

2. Graduate prospects

Take a look at the Occupational Therapy subject table and you'll see that most universities have outstanding graduate prospects score. The vast majority of institutions have at least 80% of their students entering employment within six months of graduating.

3. Practical experiences

Degrees in this subject area have a strong practical focus. You’ll be able to apply what you learn in the classroom into practice, as you spend a lot of time in clinical sessions and placements.

4. Work with people

Occupational Therapy, unlike many other areas, allows you to interact with people every day. Few subjects will lead to a career with more opportunities to do so. You get to work as part of a supportive and inspiring multidisciplinary team to provide the best care possible for patients.

5. Professional accreditation

After three or more years of study, you may not want or be ready to work towards another qualification. The good news is that, with professional accreditation typically coming with most courses, Occupational Therapy graduates are all set to enter a career working in the field.

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