Occupational therapists (OTs) assist clients in performing activities of all types, ranging from using a computer to caring for daily needs such as dressing, cooking, eating, and driving. Services typically include: customized treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform daily activities; comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations; adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training; and guidance to family members and caregivers (explorehealthcareers.org)
You must complete a bachelor’s degree prior to entering an OT program. There is not one degree preferred over another so a student should choose one that matches their interests. Examples of degrees in which students have majored include: Family Studies and Human Services, Kinesiology, Life Science, Nutrition, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology.