Employment and Occupational Therapy Assistant Practitioners

An Occupational Therapy Assistant works under the direction of an Occupational Therapist in hospitals, schools systems, nursing homes, psychiatric programs, rehabilitation centers, outpatient clinics and in the community. Occupational Therapy Assistants have been trained to use “occupations” or activities of daily life to help people of all ages participate in their activities of choice to their fullest potential.

Estimated Salary Range

Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-therapy-assistants-and-aides.htm

In May 2012, the median annual wage for occupational therapy assistants was $53,240. The median annual wage for occupational therapy aides was $26,850 in May 2012. Job Outlook Employment of occupational therapy assistants and aides is projected to grow 41 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Occupational therapy will continue to be an important part of treatment for people with various illnesses and disabilities.

  Entry level Mean Median Experienced
Occupational Therapy Assistant  $43,245.00 $56,910.00 $57, 393.00 $63,742.00

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