You’ll need at least a master’s degree to work as an occupational therapist. Some combined bachelor’s/master’s programs are available, but the emphasis here is on grad school.
Though the educational requirements are steep, the rewards are great. Even as a student, you’ll be part of a team that makes it possible for people with physical, mental, or developmental problems to live more independent lives. You’ll help them master everyday tasks, from driving and shopping to dressing and catching the school bus.