• Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 66,490
    $44,500 range bar $82,680
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Occupational therapy assistants help patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. Occupational therapy assistants provide patient therapy, working under the direction of occupational therapists.

What do they typically do

  • Monitor patients' performance in therapy activities, providing encouragement
  • Help patients do therapeutic activities like stretches and other exercises
  • Evaluate patients' daily living skills or the capacities of clients who have physical, developmental, or emotional disabilities
  • Record patients' progress, report to occupational therapists, and do other administrative tasks
  • Implement or assist occupational therapists in carrying out treatment plans designed to help clients function independently
  • Teach patients how to use special equipment
  • Aid patients in dressing and grooming themselves
  • Lead children who have developmental disabilities in play activities that promote coordination and socialization

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +2.4%
Job Opening 226

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