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The faculty members in the Division of Occupational Therapy welcome your interest in the entry-level Master of Science Degree Program (MSOT). With over 105,000 OT's nationwide and a median salary of approximately $69,630.00, occupational therapy is a thriving health profession. The increased recognition and viability of occupational therapy is evidenced by a growth rate that is projected to be 26% through 2018. (http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2010)
Finding employment in a practice setting of your choosing will be easy because occupational therapy has been cited by Forbes as a fast growing and high-paying career. CNN Money ranked occupational therapy 9th as a "booming job" with big opportunities, and 19th as a "best job" in America. (http://www.aota.org/News/Consumer/Best-Jobs.aspx)
Because OT's have the research-based knowledge and unique skills to serve so many of society’s needs, the employment opportunities in hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation units, school systems and early intervention programs, community mental health programs, home health agencies, industrial settings, private practices and colleges/universities are "boundaryless."
Occupational therapy is becoming "hi-definition" and you can be a part of this professional effort to raise public awareness by taking the time to consider a career in OT (www.aota.org). Let the small campus atmosphere at AIC transform your life. Become a part of the MSOT program where dedicated faculty members take the time to get to know you, and where your personal contributions to the program and the campus community will get noticed. Stop by and check out our facilities and see how the unique aspects of our curriculum fit with your educational goals.
Cathy Dow-Royer, Ed.D., OTR/L
Associate Professor and Program Director of Occupational Therapy