Jennifer Long in Occupational Therapy School
After receiving her A.A.&S. in Science from SWCC, Ms. Long transferred to Radford Univ. and graduated with a B.S. in Psychology. She is attending Occupational Therapy School at Radford University.
An Occupational Therapy degree can start at SWCC!
You can start on your pre-occupational therapy degree by completing the Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree with a major in Science, Specialization: Pre-Medical at SWCC. Make an appointment with the Science Pre-Medical advisor. Occupational therapists are in demand!
Early in your academic career you will need to research some of the occupational therapy schools you are interested in attending in order to insure you will meet all their criteria for admission. Some basic factors are:
Good undergraduate grades (overall GPA of 3.0 minimum)
Test scores (GRE)
True interest in profession as demonstrated by shadowing or volunteering in the field; some colleges require documented hours
Strong reasoning and writing skills (which will be documented on the Graduate Record Examination)
Strong reference letters from professionals who know your character, as well as, your work ethic
Learning new skills such as ceramics, metal working, dance, etc
Occupational Therapy Schools
There are 157 Occupational Therapy Schools in the United States. You can review them at the following site http://www.aota.org/education-careers/find-school/accreditentrylevel/otmasters.aspx
Schools in the Region:
- Virginia: Radford University Department of Occupational Therapy in Radford, VA – http://www.radford.edu/content/wchs/home/occupational-therapy.html
- Virginia: Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, VA – http://www.jchs.edu/degree/master-science-occupational-therapy
- Tennessee: Milligan College Occupational Therapy Program in Milligan College, TN
|2012 Median Pay||$75,400 per year
$36.25 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Master’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||113,200|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||29% (Faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||32,800|