Gary Stephen’s Answer
Hi, My daughter is in her 5th year of college studying to be an OT now and my niece is an OT as well so I know about this career. Below is a good link for you with some basic information on the career and academic requirements. I would suggest talking to a college adviser and doing a lot of research into a career/education as an OT. My daughter for example got her Bachelors degree in a Science field/pre OT degree and now is in Graduate school for OT certification. It does require a lot of education, internships and licensing. Good luck!
http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/Career/6/Occupational_Therapist Occupational therapists (OTs) assist clients in performing activities of all types, ranging from using a computer to caring for daily needs such as dressing, cooking, eating, and driving. Services typically include: customized treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform daily activities; comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations; adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training; and guidance to family members and caregivers. To meet an occupational therapist, see the NIH Lifeworks website. To learn more about this career, watch a video profile about occupational therapists (in the Health Science category).