Occupational therapy assists people to recover and recuperate from physical or mental illness or injury. Occupational therapists work with those affected by illness, injury, disability or ageing to help them undertake everyday activities as much as possible. If you’re patient and compassionate, with good communication skills and a passion for helping others, a career in occupational therapy may be perfect for you. There are a range of occupational therapy courses available for those wishing to work in this industry, whether as a full occupational therapist or in a support or assistance capacity. As an OT professional, you may work in rehabilitation, aged care, acute care, paediatric development, injury management or a mental health capacity.