Career Profiles

Why Choose a Career in Occupational Therapy?

If you enjoy enabling people to live a meaningful life, and want a career that is consistently challenging and involves life-long learning, you might have it in you to be an occupational therapist.

Through your coursework and clinical field placements, you will have the opportunity to explore your interests and find your niche. Occupational therapists specialize in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, some of the following:

  • Children and youth
  • Mental health
  • Health and wellness
  • Productive aging
  • Rehabilitation, disability, and participation
  • Business and industry

A career in occupational therapy also provides endless employment opportunities. With a shortage of occupational therapists across BC and Canada, graduates of the MOT program at UBC are in high demand.


See what OT clinicians have to say about working in the Occupational Therapy field


Tom Grant

Clinical Associate Professor

 UBC class of 2009


Kathryn McKall

 Occupational Therapist

UBC class of 2010