Is an OT a doctor?
An occupational physician is a doctor who has gone through medical school and subsequent training, including becoming an accredited specialist. An OT is an important part of many teams that occupational physicians lead or work in.
Who gets paid more physical therapist or occupational therapist?
In 2017, occupational therapists earned slightly less than physical therapists at a mean $40.69 per hour, or $84,640 per year. Their pay could fall below $26.23 per hour, or $54,560 per year, or reach above $57.91 per hour, or $120,440 per year.
How many hours do occupational therapists work daily?
Working Conditions Occupational therapists in hospitals and other health care and community settings usually work a 40-hour week. They spend a great many of those hours on their feet while working with patients.
What does an occupational therapist do in a day?
OTs generally spend at least 45 minutes with each patient each day. They get to know their patients quite well and can have a deep feeling of satisfaction as they see a patient’s progress. While with patients, OTs teach self-care tasks such as personal hygiene, dressing and grooming.