Occupational therapist assistants (OTAs) provide occupational therapy services under the direction and supervision of a licensed occupational therapist. OTAs help people of all ages afflicted with traumatic injuries, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive disorders learn to live productive lives through the use of meaningful occupations. OTAs employ therapies, procedures and treatments to help restore sight, movement, brain function and productivity.
Associate degree from an accredited OTA program + Graduates must pass the national examination for licensing to be eligible to work
$59,591.52/year or $28.54/hour
Azusa Pacific University, CBD College, Santa Ana College, Stanbridge University
American Occupational Therapy Association
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