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I would recommend that you do volunteer work before you apply to an occupational therapy program. Volunteer in a setting that has an occupational therapist on site and in a setting that you think may be of interest to you - outpatient clinics, hospitals, public schools, etc. you will probably just observe, but you will get an idea if this the profession for you, plus it will look good on your admission application!
Also each state will have different licensing requirements, so if you go to OT school out of state, but then plan to practice in your state, contact the licensing board in your state for requirements.
You will need a master's degree and get licensed. There is a high demand for OT since the population is aging. if you enjoy helping others, than you would enjoy the career.