Jobs for Occupational Therapist Assistants

Complete our OTA Program and choose from a variety of jobs for Occupational Therapist Assistants.  The options available for OTAs changes constantly.   Our program adjusts, ensuring that it reflects the current job market.

OTA Overview

Upon successful completion of your Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate’s Degree Program at CBD College, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary for attaining Jobs for Occupational Therapist Assistants. jobs for occupational therapist assistantsYou will be required to help patients develop skills.  In some cases, you’ll also recover the skills that they lost.  For example, the patient will work with you in developing necessary skills for their daily routines.  Additionally, you may need to help a patient improve these skills as well.

In some cases, you’ll also recover the skills that they lost.  For example, the patient will work with you in developing necessary skills for their daily routines.  Additionally, you may need to help a patient improve these skills as well.

Before you can begin your position as an occupational therapy assistant in a nursing care facility, hospital, occupational therapist’s office, or any other healthcare facility, you will need to review the various positions that are available. Throughout the time that you are a student at CBD, you could ask for help pertaining to reviewing the salary and job outlook for an occupational therapy assistant. Again, the job market is constantly changing, and this ultimately includes the salary and job opportunities available to an occupational therapy assistant.

Again, the job market is constantly changing, and this ultimately includes the salary and job opportunities available to an occupational therapy assistant.

OTA Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage for an occupational therapy assistant in southern California is $71,990 – between $34 and $35 per hour.

 jobs for occupational therapist assistantsIt is true that a lot impacts your salary, such as location.  Another factor that impacts the amount you could earn as an occupational therapy assistant is the type of healthcare facility that you work in. For example, home health care service providers generally pay more than the

state, local, or private educational institutions.

The top five industries that an occupational therapy assistant could work in are:

  • Home Healthcare Service Providers
  • Residential Care Facilities
  • Offices of Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists
  • Hospitals
  • Educational Services

OTA Job Outlook

According to the BLS, the job outlook for an occupational therapy assistant is expected to grow at a faster rate than the average for all occupations. In fact, this career field is expected to see a job growth of 43 percent over the next eight years. There are also  many factors that will cause the job outlook for an occupational therapy assistant to rise over the next few years, such as:

 jobs for occupational therapist assistants

 

  • More adults may become prone to various conditions and ailments, including arthritis and strokes
  • An increasing elderly population
  • The aging baby-boom generation
  • Healthcare providers will increase their demand of assistants to reduce the cost of occupational therapy services
  • The need to replace occupants who leave their occupation

Sign up for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate’s Degree Program at CBD today. You could be one step closer towards beginning your career in this fast-growing industry!  Call CBD College at 213-427-2200 to schedule an appointment and tour the campus.  Explore what careers begin in jobs for occupational therapist assistants!