Jobs in Occupational Therapy often involve teaching and training undergraduate and postgraduate students following B.Sc. and M.Sc. programmes in Occupational Therapy and Advanced Occupational Therapy.
Most lecturers in this field are practising occupational therapists who have experience working in a hospital or health and social care environment. Although these types of lecturing roles are mainly teaching-oriented, you may be able asked to contribute to wider research projects in health sciences.
- Teaching and developing the clinical skills of occupational therapy students
- Developing the curriculum and creating innovative teaching materials.
- Advising and monitoring students on placement
- Acting as a personal tutor to a caseload of students
What qualifications and experience do you need?
A first degree (or degree apprenticeship) in Occupational Therapy and significant experience as an occupational therapist would be essential for lecturing jobs in this field. A postgraduate qualification in Advanced Occupational Therapy would be highly desirable.
What’s the pay?
Lecturers in occupational therapy can expect a starting salary in the region of £33,796 – £38,017p.a.
What can it lead to?
On gaining teaching experience, you could apply for a senior lectureship in a university or a curriculum lead role in further education.
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Where can I find jobs?
You will find occupational therapy lecturer jobs in higher education faculties of health sciences and nursing as well as in Further Education colleges and training organisations.
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