Low Vision Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and Vision Rehabilitation Therapists

General Information

Description

Provide therapy to patients with visual impairments to improve their functioning in daily life activities. May train patients in activities such as computer use, communication skills, or home management skills.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit51.70%
  2. Private, not for profit23.99%
  3. State and local government15.78%
  4. Self-employed7.14%
  5. Federal government1.10%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of occupational therapists is projected to grow 17 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 10,100 openings for occupational therapists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$86,280

State-by-state Salary

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$105,440
$72,550
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 56%
  • Post baccalaureate 21%
  • Bachelor's degree 17%
  • Post-master's certificate 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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Knowledge

  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Psychology
  • Therapy and Counseling

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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