Career as an occupational therapist

Occupational therapy is basically training those who are physically or mentally disable so that they can cope with the situations in their daily life. An occupational therapist helps them in dealing with day to day problems .They help them to lead a normal life .Occupational therapy is art of developing the thought of living without any stress.

Where it is needed the most?

It is helpful for children suffering from autism, cerebral palsy and emotional disorder and for adults dealing with orthopedic, neurological or psychiatric disorder.

Origin

In India studies in the field of this started in 1950, but still there is shortage of occupational therapists.Inspite of the early start it is strange to know that every year only 2000 occupational therapists are prepared in country. However the need is 10 times more than this.

Views on career as an occupational therapist

According to the leading well regarded magazines Forbes and time career opportunities as an occupational therapist is increasing and there is lot of scope not only in India but also in other countries. The demand of occupational therapist is increasing every year by 20 percent.

Why to choose occupational therapist as career option?

Here are some facts and figures that are going to justify the answer and clear all doubts regarding this.

You will be amazed to know that there are 5 crore people in India who are suffering from some or the other disability.90 percent of them need therapy

9 percent rural and 7 percent urban families contain at least one person with physical disability

In India only 1 percent rural population get the facility of rehabilitation services

By 2020 there will be need of 18 lakh healthcare professionals to deal with this at international level

Opportunities waiting for occupational therapist other than government or private hospitals

Occupational therapist can work in rehabilitation centre, mental health care centre and adult day care etc. Other than these they are appointed in industries, sports and non-government organization also. They can work as therapist or consultant independently.

There is huge demand of Indian professionals in abroad also.

 

Institutes offering occupational therapy course in India

SRM UNIVERSITY : COLLEGE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, KATTANKOLATHUR (Tamil Nadu)

SRM Nagar, Potheri Village, SRM Medical College Building, IVth Floor , Kattankolathur

(Kancheepuram Dist.) - 603203

 

AMRITA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (AIMS) : SCHOOLS AND RESEARCH CENTERS, KOCHI (Kerala)

Amrita Health Sciences Campus, AIMS Ponekkara Post, Elamakkara, Edappally ,

Kochi (Ernakulam Dist.) -  682041

 

CHRISTIAN MEDICAL COLLEGE, VELLORE (Tamil Nadu)

Thorapadi P.O., Bagayam , Vellore (Vellore Dist.) - 632002

TOPIWALA NATIONAL (TN) MEDICAL COLLEGE AND BYL NAIR CHARITABLE HOSPITAL, MUMBAI (Maharashtra)

Dr.A.L.Nair Road , Mumbai (Mumbai Dist.) - 400008

LOKMANYA TILAK MUNICIPAL MEDICAL COLLEGE, MUMBAI (Maharashtra)

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road,Sion , Mumbai (Mumbai Dist.) - 400022

MET INSTITUTE OF ALTERNATIVE CAREERS (MET IAC), BANDRA (W) (Maharashtra)

MET League of Colleges, MET Complex, Bandra Reclamation , Bandra (W)

(Mumbai Suburban Dist.) - 400050

J.K.K. MUNIRAJAHH MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, NAMAKKAL (Tamil Nadu)

Dr.JKK Munirajahh Educational Institutions, Komarapalayam , Namakkal (Namakkal Dist.) - 638183

 

 

J.M. Institute of Speech and Hearing, Patna (Bihar)

Road. No. - 5, Indrapuri P.O - Keshari nagar , Patna (Patna Dist.) – 800024

 

 

 

ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, MUMBAI (Maharashtra)

 

 

All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hazi Ali Park,

K.Khadye Marg, Mahalaxmi , Mumbai (Mumbai Dist.) - 400034

 

 

S.H CENTRE FOR MUSIC THERAPY AND MENTAL HEALTH, AMRITSAR (Punjab)

 

 

8294, Street No. 3, Guru Ram Dass Nagar, Sultanwind Road , Amritsar (Amritsar Dist.) - 143001

 

JAIPUR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, JAIPUR (Rajasthan)

Dhand, Thesil-Amer, Jaipur-Delhi National Highway No-08 , Jaipur (Jaipur Dist.) - 302001

The students who have passed 10+2 with physics, chemistry and biology can also go for this course. Duration of the course is 4 years .Admission is based on entrance test.

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