Career 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.

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