• Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 65,500
    $55,350 range bar $80,550
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants help patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working. They are directly involved in providing therapy to patients and work under the direction of occupational therapists.

What do they typically do

  • Help patients do therapeutic activities, such as stretches and other exercises
  • Lead children who have developmental disabilities in play activities that promote coordination and socialization
  • Encourage patients to complete activities and tasks
  • Teach patients how to use special equipment: for example, showing a patient with Parkinson's disease how to use devices that make eating easier
  • Record patients' progress, report to occupational therapists, and do other administrative tasks

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +2.9%
Job Openings 274

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