Occupational Therapy Career Outlook

Occupational Therapists are certainly getting their share of the spotlight these days. These health care professionals are vital members of the rehabilitation team who work with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations to facilitate health, well-being and justice through engagement in occupation (Townsend & Polatajko, 2007). Occupational therapists are becoming increasingly involved in addressing the impact of social, political and environmental factors that contribute to exclusion and occupational deprivation (White, 2000).

It has been identified by CNN.Money as one of the Best Jobs in America for 2010 based on Money and Payscale rankings, garnering the 19th slot. It has also been featured by HubPages America as one of the Top 20 Best Career Choices for 2020, ranking at No.3.

The links to the above online articles can be accessed through the links in the references.


CNN.Money. (2010). Best Jobs in America. Retrieved October 24, 2010 from website http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bestjobs/2010/snapshots/19.html

Inglish, P. HubPages America. Top 20 Best Career Choices for 2020. Retrieved on October 24, 2010 from website http://hubpages.com/hub/Top-20-Career-Choices-for-2010

Occupational Deprivation: Global Challenge in the New Millennium, Whiteford (2000), British Journal of Occupational Therapy Volume 63, Number 5, pp. 200-204(5)

Townsend, Elizabeth A. and Helene J Polatajko. (2007). Enabling Occupation II: Advancing an Occupational Therapy Vision for Health, Well-Being & Justice Through Occupation. Ottawa: CAOT Publications ACE. ISBN 978-1-895437-76-8

UP-CAMP Job Fair 2010

It is time once again for UP-CAMP’s annual job fair. Here is a letter of invitation from the Organizing Committee of this event.

We would like to invite you to the UP College of Allied Medical Professions Job Fair 2010 on April 16, 2010 (Friday) at the NTTC-HP Auditorium, Old NEDA bldg. UPM Compound Padre Faura Street. It will be a whole day affair starting at 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. This job fair will be open to clinics, schools, and hospitals who are interested in hiring Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists from UP CAMP.

There will also be a seminar on “Career Planning and Financial Management” by Mr. Jason Lo, an entrepreneur by in the field of sales and marketing for the past ten years of the companies Millionaires in Business (a marketing arm for a pre-need company), Vision Unlimited (technology and multilevel marketing company), Oriental Herbs (food supplement manufacturer), League of Business Builders (food supplements distributor), and Little Poon
(modern Chinese restaurant). This will be on the same day, April 16, 2010, from 8:00 am to 9:30 am at the CAMP AVR. You are welcome to join this event.

Hope to see you there!

Polly M. Magpili
Chair, Organizing Committee
UP CAMP Job Fair 2010

For further information, click on the following attachments:
Job Fair 2010 Guidelines
Job Fair Registration Form

CBM seeking Occupational/Physical Therapists to work in Haiti

Just spreading the word.

On January 12th 2010, a powerful earthquake (7.3 on the Richter scale) struck Haiti. It is estimated that 200’000 persons died and the number of injuries is increasing steadily. Although no precise figures are available, it is evident that the need is very high.

CBM is working in Haiti since about 30 years and supports five national partners. in various locations. The partners in Port-au-Prince have all been affected and are currently trying to plan their recovery.

In the aftermath of the earthquake it is estimated that more than 200’000 persons have been injured, and among them about 1/3 will potentially develop secondary disabilities. The lack of professional Physical Therapy in Haiti does not allow proper rehabilitation.

To prevent disability following serious injuries and to maximise the recovery capacity of persons with new disabilities through the provision of physical rehabilitation at hospitals and later community level, CBM’s International Office in Bensheim is accepting applications for Physiotherapists/Occupational Therapists.

Application deadline is on 24 February 2010. For more information, click on the following link: Haiti Vacancy for OT and PT.

Source: WFOT

OT Staff Screening Program for 2009

The Section of Occupational Therapy of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of the UP-Philippine General Hospital is now accepting applications for its Staff Screening Program for 2009. It is a 4-week program designed to provide an objective basis for ranking applicants for an Occupational Therapy Staff position. The program will run from August 17 to September 11, 2009.

Practice Areas
· Pediatric OT Clinic (Psych & Phys Dys)
· Adult Rehabilitation (Neuro & Ortho)
· Acute Cardiac/Pulmo Rehabilitation
· Splinting & Brace Clinic
· Dysphagia OT Clinic

Important Dates

  • July 2 to August 10, 2009 – SSP Application Packet available
  • August 10, 2009 (Monday) 12:00 noon – Last Day of Application (requirements should be personally submitted at the OT Section)
  • August 12, 2009 (Wednesday) – Panel Interview
  • August 13, 2009 (Thursday) – Result of the Interview
  • August 14, 2009 (Friday) 1:00 pm – Orientation
  • August 17 to September 11, 2009 (Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) – Staff Screening Period

Slots limited to a maximum of six (6) applicants only.

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