Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is consistently ranked among the top jobs!  The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 29% growth in Occupational Therapy jobs from 2012-2022, much faster than the average growth for other occupations.  Ehow.com website lists occupational therapy as #3 in the top 10 jobs, and U.S. News & World Report's Ranking of the Best Health Care Jobs lists Occupational Therapy as #9  and Occupational Therapy Assistant as #13 (out of 38).

The newest revision of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Practice (3rd revision) was published in the March issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Occupations include: Activities of Daily Living, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, Rest and Sleep, Education, Work, Play, Leisure, and Social Participation.

Occupational Therapy helps people live their life to the fullest.






Benefits of Membership

Membership in IOTA is growing. This is great news since IOTA is a member-driven organization and relies on the members to operate.  Membership dues are used to provide a fall conference, employing a lobbyist to protect consumers and the profession, scholarships, communication through website and newsletters, and encourages networking and professional growth.

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Remember that the Iowa Board of Physical & Occupational Therapy uses your email address to notify you of licensure renewal. Be sure they have your current email address.  Also make a note in your planner when your licensure must be renewed. Don't let your license lapse because you were waiting for a renewal reminder in the mail!!