Careers in Occupational Therapy offer diverse opportunities in health care, education, and community settings.

Employment of occupational therapy assistants is projected to grow 43% through 2025, much faster than the average for all occupations. (source)


The median annual wage for occupational therapy assistants in May 2015. (source)

I'm helping people do things they want to do to make them happy.

Kristin, Occupational Therapy Assistant, 2009


Simulating a variety of disabilities, Occupational Therapy Assistant students problem solve strategies for cooking. Working with people with developmental disabilities can be great fun! Using adaptive equipment, Occupational Therapy Assistants help people learn to safely manage tasks in their home. Occupational Therapy Assistant students learn proper body mechanics to use following a total hip replacement. Occupational Therapy Assistants help people learn safe home and community mobility. Occupational Therapy Assistants learn to use ergonomic strategies to protect arthritic joints Occupational Therapy Assistants help people with physical disability to gain the highest level of access to their home and community to support independence and participation. Occupational Therapy Assistant students learn to adapt to a variety of physical, sensory, cognitive and perceptual disabilities. Occupational Therapy Assistants can provide many kinds of adaptive equipment or strategies to enhance independence. OTA students practice adaptive feeding strategies. Dancing in body socks provides a lot of arm exercise! Student in OT study anatomy and physiology. OT’s use therapy balls of many sizes for many activities.

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