Broad study area- Psychology
Career- Occupational Therapy

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Future growth indicators and Prospects-

Indicative salaries (per year) in the ‘country of study’ post-completion of degree

Study level
Starting salary UK
(Per year in Pounds)
Starting salary Australia
(Per year in Australian Dollars)
Starting salary Canada
(Per year in Canadian Dollars)
Starting salary USA
(per year in USD)
After Bachelor’s degree
GBP 30,000-40,000
AUD 40,000-50,000
CAD 40,000-50,000
USD 40,000-50,000
After Master’s degree
GBP 50,000-60,000
AUD 60,000-70,000
CAD 60,000-70,000
USD 60,000-70,000
Study level
After Bachelor’s degree
After Master’s degree
Starting salary UK
(Per year in Pounds)
GBP 30,000-40,000
GBP 50,000-60,000
Starting salary Australia
(Per year in Australian Dollars)
AUD 40,000-50,000
AUD 60,000-70,000
Starting salary Canada
(Per year in Canadian Dollars)
CAD 40,000-50,000
CAD 60,000-70,000
Starting salary USA
(per year in USD)
USD 40,000-50,000
USD 60,000-70,000

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Career Outcomes and Tasks

(performed by those pursuing career)

Details about career

Knowledge- (theoretical or practical understanding of a subject or knowledge areas)

Knowledge area / Skill level required (on a scale of 10)

Description

Therapy and counselling

9 out of 10

Diagnosing and providing the relevant treatment along with counselling and guidance

Psychology

9 out of 10

Understanding individual behaviour and mindset

Customer and support services

8 out of 10

Understanding the individual needs and wants and providing good quality customized services

English language

8 out of 10

Use of English language for comprehension and expression

Education and training

7 out of 10

Teaching and instructing individuals and group according to the curriculum

Sociology and anthropology

6 out of 10

Understanding societal and human relationships

Skill- (soft skills, hard skills, domain-general, and domain-specific learnt skills)

Skill type / Skill level required (on a scale of 10)

Description

Critical thinking

8 out of 10

Thinking critically and reforming the old ideas with the new and better ones

Active listening

7 out of 10

Attentively listening to what is being said

Reading comprehension

7 out of 10

Reading and comprehending work related information

Speaking

6 out of 10

Speaking clearly that makes sense

Writing

6 out of 10

Writing in a way that it is easy for other people to understand

Monitoring

5 out of 10

Keeping a keen observation on events, details, people

Abilities- (physical and mental abilities: functional, personal traits, attitudes, and knowledge-based abilities)

Abilities / Skill level required (on a scale of 10)

Description

Deductive reasoning

7 out of 10

Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically

Speech recognition

6 out of 10

Understanding and inferring meaning to what others say

Written comprehension

6 out of 10

Understanding and inferring meaning to what others have written

Oral comprehension

6 out of 10

Listen and comprehend to what others are saying

Oral expression

5 out of 10

Expressing by speaking/talking

Problem spotting

5 out of 10

Noticing when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong

Activities- (done on a regular basis in the job)

Activities / Skill level required (on a scale of 10)

Description

Helping and caring for others

7 out of 10

Providing help and assistance to the individuals in need along with medical help and emotional support

Building good relationships

7 out of 10

Building good relationships and maintaining them

Looking for the changes overtime

6 out of 10

Working towards the better. Reforming the old ideas with the new ones

Making decisions and solving problems

6 out of 10

Working on finding the best solution for a problem by making most efficient decisions

Planning and prioritising work

5 out of 10

Creating a plan and working in order to achieve a goal

Communicating within a team

5 out of 10

Co-ordinating with the team members and informing them timely

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Designation(s) in the career-

Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapy Supervisor

Director of Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Liaison

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Demands in the career-

(physical and social demands)

Values of the career- (Achievement, Independence, Relationships, Support, Working conditions, Recognition)

Work values / How important is it?

Description

Relationships

9 out of 10

Maintaining good terms with people and working with them in various conditions

Achievements

8 out of 10

Setting up the target and working to achieve it

Independence

8 out of 10

Freedom to work alone and make independent decisions

Working conditions

7 out of 10

Good working conditions and job security

Recognition

6 out of 10

Being recognized for the work been done

Study options at UG level (Bachelor’s)-

Country
Entry requirements
& pre-requisites
Range of yearly fees
Starting salaries respective countries
UK
  • Grade 12th in any stream
  • IELTS score- 6.5
  • TOEFL- 100
GBP
20,000-30,000
GBP
30,000-40,000
Australia
  • Grade 12th in any stream
  • IELTS score- 7.0
  • TOEFL- 94
AUD
30,000-40,000
AUD
40,000-50,000
Canada
  • Grade 12th in any stream
  • IELTS score- 6.5
  • TOEFL- 100
CAD
20,000-30,000
CAD
40,000-50,000
USA
  • Grade 12th in any stream
  • IELTS score- 6.5
  • TOEFL score- 80
USD
40,000-50,000
USD
40,000-50,000

Names of degrees with specializations (Bachelor’s)-

UK

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (Hons.)

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons.)

Australia

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (Hons.)

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons.)

Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy

Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)

Canada

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons.)

USA

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Bachelor of Health Science- Occupational Therapy

Study options at PG level (Master’s)-

Country
Entry requirements
& pre-requisites
Program
duration
Range of yearly fees
Starting salaries respective countries
UK
  • Bachelor’s in related field Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Health Sciences and Humanities or a professional qualification at degree level such as teaching, nursing, social work or an allied health profession
  • IELTS score- 7.0
  • TOEFL score- 100
2 years
GBP
10,000-15,000
GBP
50,000-60,000
Australia
  • Bachelor’s in Health Sciences or similar field
  • IELTS score- 7.0
  • TOEFL score- 98
2 years
AUD
50,000-60,000
AUD
60,000-70,000
Canada
  • Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Biology, or a health professional degree
  • IELTS score- 6.5
  • TOEFL score- 100
2 years
CAD
40,000-50,000
CAD
60,000-70,000
USA
  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy or similar subject
  • IELTS score- 6.5
  • TOEFL score- 80
1 year
USD
30,000-40,000
USD
50,00-60,000

Names of degrees with specializations (Master’s)-

UK

Master of Occupational Therapy Studies

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Australia

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Master of Occupational Therapy

Master of Occupational Therapy Studies

Canada

Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy

Master of Occupational Therapy

USA

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

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