Occupational Therapist

Kaiwhakaora Ngangahau

Occupational therapists assess and treat people who, because of illness, injury or circumstance, have limited ability to carry out everyday activities.


Occupational therapists usually earn

$45K-$65K per year

Source: District Health Boards/PSA Collective Agreement.

Job opportunities

Chances of finding work as an occupational therapist are good for experienced staff, but more difficult for new graduates.
Mary Gibson stands next to a client who is gaining work experience in a factory

Occupational therapists advise and support clients to help them perform their daily activities and occupations

Last updated 16 January 2017