Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

What They Do:

Occupational Therapy Assistants help patients develop, recover, improve, and maintain the skills needed for daily living and working by providing therapy and performing support activities.They help provide treatments to assist individuals with disabilities to learn how to function independently in their homes and communities. They help patients regain the skills they may have lost due to injury and help them rebuild their health and self-esteem. OTAs work in practice areas including pediatrics, health and wellness, mental health, rehabilitation and for the workforce.

Also Known As:

Acute Care Occupational Therapy Assistant, Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA), Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant/Licensed (COTA/L), Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Licensed (COTA-L), Licensed Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA/L), Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA), Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), School Based Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Associates Degree: 2 years

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