How to become an Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapy has changed significantly over the years. OT's in the beginning were known as basket weavers because they used to purely provide activities for invalided people. Now OT is much more scientific. To become an OT these days, you must gain a degree in health science, specialising in Occupational Therapy. This is usually over 3 or 4 years and can be done part time if needed. In the UK the fees are often granted. You can also apply for funding through local authorities if you are already an employee.

Travelling with your Occupational Therapy skills

Being an OT makes living and working in almost any country possible. Your qualifications can be transferred to gain registration in most countries. You may be required to sit an exam or submit an essay, and of course, pay a fee, but once this is done, you can work for as long as you like. You may also stay on the register but if you are away from one country for more than 5 years you may have to apply to practice again.