Minimum Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Minimum experience of internship required

The tasks an Occupational Therapist is expected to perform include:Providing medical help and/or rehabilitation to individuals suffering from functional disabilities

Helping general treatment and recovery of patients suffering from tuberculosis, rheumatism, industrial accidents, blood pressure, heart trouble, etc.Engaging the patient as guided by doctor in creative, vocational and manual pursuits such as craft work, gardening, physical exercises, games, music, etc.

In-depth knowledge of physiology and human psychology

In-depth knowledge of different therapies

Skilled in customizing treatment for specific disabilities

Ability to guide the family of the patients regarding care of the disabled

Knowledge of medical practices

Keepingup-to-date with any advances in the diagnosis and treatment of patients

Will be updated

Ability to make informed decisions

Excellent communication skills

Good interpersonal skills





Excellent analytical skills

Attention to detail


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from clinic to clinic Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have Both their Legs Impaired (BL) and One Arm Impaired (OA)

This job isnot listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include mental stress and pain in joints, etc. if not taken care of

For candidates with experience -INR7,000 toINR60,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview ofHealthcare Sector in India

According to CII, in India as well, Healthcare has emerged as one of the largest service sectors with estimated revenue of aroundUS$ 30 billion constituting 5% of GDP and offering employment to around 4 million people. By 2025, Indian population will reach 1.4 billion with about 45% constituting urban adults (15 years+). To cater to this demographic change, the healthcare sector will have to be aboutUS$100 billion in size contributing nearly 8 to 10% of the then GDP.Medical tourism market is valued to be worth overUS$310 million withmore than 100,000foreign patients coming every year.

The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The Indian healthcare industry is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020.

With the growth and awareness of healthcare facilities the employment opportunities for Occupational Therapist will also increase in the future.


Nursing homes


Medical colleges

Rehabilitation centres


Cities and towns across India