Overall, the employment outlook for occupational therapists is very positive. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is expected to grow by about 43% over the next eight years. Nursing homes, hospitals, and occupational therapy offices employ the majority of therapists. But some occupational therapists also work in schools. Working as a school-based OT can be an interesting and rewarding setting to pursue your career. If you want to work in a school setting, competition for jobs may be a bit tougher. Jobs as a school-based occupational therapist are often sought after. The good news is there are things you can do to increase your marketability and improve your chances of landing your dream job.
Posted on October 24th, 2016 by ProCare Therapy
Posted on August 1st, 2016 by ProCare Therapy
Ready or not, it's time to get ready to go back to school in many parts of the United States. This means that now is the time to make sure that all of your plans and resources for the upcoming school year are set for when you officially begin. Although many may work with students over the summer, August or September will be a fresh start for a new school year. IEP goals will be updated, so it's important to have yourself ready for a smooth transition.
Posted on June 27th, 2016 by ProCare Therapy
In recent months, there has been a lot of attention on transgender individuals and their rights throughout the United States. No matter how you feel about the issue, students within schools are currently dealing with their gender identity and what it means to them. This can lead to confusion, depression, anxiety, and more. Many times they may act out and be unsure of a person they can talk to. School therapists must be ready and willing to help their students.
Posted on March 14th, 2016 by ProCare Therapy
Budgets are being made for the 2016-2017 academic year. This means that it is time for school therapists to look at upcoming professional development and/or conferences they may want to go to.
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Posted on February 8th, 2016 by ProCare Therapy
The teen years are a difficult time for many students. These problems within their life often surface in school and hinder learning and academic success. There are a variety of reasons why this happens for many during these years. Of course, schools also know that reaching out to these individuals is especially important. If teens are ignored they may regress, check out, and possibly worse.