Occupational Therapy Assistants

Job Description

Occupational therapy assistants assist occupational therapists in treating patients. They help patients improve their lives and perform daily tasks. They could help a person learn how to move from a bed to a wheelchair or help an injured worker re-learn how he can perform his job. OT assistants also make sure exercises are done correctly and provide assistance.

Academic Requirements

Most states have licensure or registration requirements for occupational therapy assistants. Employers may require applicants to be licensed or, at the very least, eligible for licensure.

Occupational Therapy Assistants
$40-60
Thousand
Average
Salary
High
Patient
Interaction
41.06%
Job
Growth
 
Low
Blood
Interaction
Associate's Degree or Certificate
Education
Required

Schools

Ozarks Technical Community College

1001 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, 65802

Rockhurst University

1100 Rockhurst Road
Kansas City, 64110
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