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Occupational therapy assistants and aides help patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.

Median Annual Salary:

$54,900

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Job Description

Performs routine therapy under supervision of occupational therapist. Must be certified. Must have an Associate's degree from an institution approved by the American Occupational Therapy  Association and be certified by the State Board of Medical Registration and Examination.

Patient Contact

High

Employment Outlook

Overall employment of occupational therapy assistants and aides is projected to grow 31 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Occupational therapy will continue to be an important part of treatment for people with various illnesses and disabilities.

Education

Associate Degree – 1 - 2 Years

Most technical colleges offer an occupational therapy assistant program