Occupational Therapy Assistants

Civilian:

Occupational Therapy Assistants

Assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

Military:

Occupational Therapy Assistants

Physical and occupational therapy consists of treatment and exercise for patients disabled by illness or injury. Physical and occupational therapy specialists assist in administering treatment aimed at helping disabled patients regain strength and mobility and preparing them to return to work.

Job Titles

  • Acute Care Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Behavior Specialist
  • Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA)
  • Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant/Licensed (COTA/L)
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

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Nationwide Salary Average*

Civilian:
$57,870
Military:
$57,359

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