Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants

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Occupation Description

Occupational therapy assistants help occupational therapists in providing therapy managements and procedures. In some states, they may be able to help in the development of management plans, carry out routine functions, direct action programs, and document the progress of treatment. In many cases this career path requires formal or accredited training program completion.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

29500

Job Openings By 2020

16800

Growth Rate

43.3%

Required Education

Associate's degree
Specific Programs:
Associates in Occupational Therapy
Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth