The next role we're going to look at is the therapist profession. Typically, this position earns a lower pay. In fact, they earn a $26,350 lower salary than pediatric occupational therapists per year.
While the salary may be different for these job positions, there is one similarity and that's a few of the skills needed to perform certain duties. We used info from lots of resumes to find that both pediatric occupational therapists and therapists are known to have skills such as "patients," "rehabilitation," and "patient care. "
While some skills are similar in these professions, other skills aren't so similar. For example, several resumes showed us that pediatric occupational therapist responsibilities requires skills like "home health," "cota," "adaptive," and "occupational therapy." But a therapist might use skills, such as, "social work," "group therapy sessions," "crisis intervention," and "mental health."
On average, therapists earn a lower salary than pediatric occupational therapists. There are industries that support higher salaries in each profession respectively. Interestingly enough, therapists earn the most pay in the government industry with an average salary of $55,972. Whereas, pediatric occupational therapists have higher paychecks in the internet industry where they earn an average of $81,776.
On the topic of education, therapists earn similar levels of education than pediatric occupational therapists. In general, they're 1.9% more likely to graduate with a Master's Degree and 1.0% less likely to earn a Doctoral Degree.