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Occupational Therapy Specialist - 68L

  • Active/Reserve:Both
  • Officer/Enlisted:Enlisted
  • Restrictions:None


The occupational therapy specialist, under the direction of a registered military occupational therapist, supervises, tests and assists patients to facilitate maximum recovery. They also treat physical and mental disabilities resulting from illness or trauma, prevent injury, and promote life-style modification to improve fitness.

Job Duties

  • Patient care
  • Administers occupational therapy treatment
  • Promote physical fitness
  • Performs interviews, tests and assists patients in activities of daily living
  • Preparing reports
  • Requirements

  • Not Applicable
  • Training

    Job training for a occupational therapy specialist requires completion of two phases of training. Phase one is 18 weeks and phase two is 16 weeks. Both phases of training are done at Fort Sam Houston, TX.Skills you'll learn:

  • Patient care
  • Working on a medical team
  • Assisting in rehabilitation
  • Helpful Skills

  • Willingness to help and care for others
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work under stressful conditions
  • Interest in biology, general science and algebra
  • Attention to detail

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

  • Skilled Technical (ST) : 101, General Technical (GT) : 107
  • Compensation

  • Total compensation includes: housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

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