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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Why You Should Become an Occupational Therapy Assistant

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant, you can expect to work with patients by providing therapy in exciting environments such as hospitals, nursing facilities, occupational therapists’ offices, and home health services.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program - CBD College - Los Angeles

Why Choose The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at CBD College?

  • ACOTE Accredited Program
  • Study online courses in the convenience of your home
  • Our dedicated faculty and staff offer you hands-on training with a personal feel
  • CBD College provides NBCOT Board Exam Preparation
  • Train in our State-of-the-Art Classrooms and Laboratories
  • Get patient care experience with our large network of Clinical Externship sites
  • At no extra cost to you, we will prepare you to pass the board exam and help you find job placement for the duration of your career—long after graduation
  • Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify


Occupational Therapy Assistants are in Demand!

Employment of occupational therapy assistants is projected to grow 24% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.*

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What You Will Do as an Occupational Therapy Assistant

You’ll be responsible for many tasks, including:

  • Helping patients develop, recover and improve the skills they need for daily living and working
  • Assisting patients in therapeutic activities and exercises
  • Helping children who have developmental disabilities along with coordination and socialization issues
  • Teaching patients how to use special equipment; for example, showing a patient with Parkinson’s disease how to use devices that make eating easier
  • Recording patients’ progress, reporting directly to occupational therapists, and performing other important administrative tasks

Where You Can Work

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Occupational Therapists’ Offices
  • Skilled Nursing Care Facilities

*source: bls.gov 

Laura | Occupational Therapy Assistant

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at CBD College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) (ACOTE 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethseda, MD 20852-4929; Phone: 301-652-AOTA / www.acoteonline.org).

Graduates of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program are eligible to take the national certification examination for the occupation therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate‘s ability to perform fieldwork, take the NBCOT certification examination, and attain state licensure.

NBCOT program performance 

data: https://www.nbcot.org/Educators/Home#SchoolPerformance

OTA Annual Retention Rates

OTA Program Cost of Attendance

As of May 2017, job growth for Occupational Therapy Assistants is projected to grow 24% from 2016 to 2022!*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides

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