68L:Occupational Therapy Specialist (68L)

These specialists are mainly concerned with supervising, testing, assisting patients in order to help them recover to their maximum strength. They also promote physical fitness.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

An Army Occupational Therapy Specialist (MOS 68L) is responsible for the care of recovering soldiers that have been injured on the battlefield. Occupational Therapy Specialists in the Army also assist with treating physical and mental disabilities that have resulted from illness or trauma. The goal of an Army Occupational Therapy Specialist is to prevent injury, rehabilitate existing injuries, as well as promote a lifestyle that emphasizes healthy eating and exercise.

Military Duties Translated:

Create an individualized evaluation. The specialist will meet with a patient and determine the goals of the patient to get back to full health. Customize an intervention plan to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities related to life or a career in the military. Meet regularly with the patient to perform the exercises laid out in the intervention plan. Review the intervention plan to evaluate what is working and what can get improved.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Personal Trainer