U.S. News lists occupational therapy as one of its 50 best career choices in 2011. “With an aging baby boomer generation, healthcare continues to make a strong showing,” writes Alexis Grant. “It pays to be smart, particularly now that the job market is (slowly) improving.”
For more than 60 years, NYU has been training occupational therapists at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
“Our professional program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, is one of the top-rated entry-level programs in the country,” says Jane Bear-Lehman, associate professor and department chair. “It’s a dynamic career that can be navigated to fulfill your individual passion, satisfy your need for personal growth, and help you make a real difference in people’s lives.”
Graduates work hands-on as private practitioners or independent contractors in schools, home health agencies, and health service corporations. Occupational therapists also work as educations, administrators, and as health planners and policy makers in government and public service agencies.