Careers in Occupational Therapy

nThe scope of occupational therapy practice is large, with occupational therapists working in a variety of settings including:

  • Community agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Clinics
  • Schools
  • Social agencies
  • Businesses
  • Insurance companies
  • Construction or architectural firms
  • Independent practices


Occupational therapists may specialize in a number of ways, including:

  • Working with specific age groups
  • Working with specific health conditions or disabilities
  • Working with individuals, groups or entire communities


Many occupational therapists also work as part of larger, multidisciplinary health-care team, collaborating with other professionals to develop comprehensive care plans.

Whether they are providing consultation or delivering hands-on direct care, occupational therapists are hard at work every day in Manitoba, enabling ability and assisting to improve the overall health and well-being of people’s lives.