If you feel passionate about helping individuals get back on their feet after an injury, illness or disability, a career as an occupational therapy assistant may be the right fit for you. A career in occupational therapy can be incredibly rewarding by helping patients overcome the obstacles of recovery while improving the skills they need for daily life so they can be happy in their career and life aspirations.
Occupational Therapy Assistant Job Outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a projected addition of 16,000 jobs in occupational therapy assistants from 2018 to 2028. Additionally, the New York and New Jersey metropolitan areas are among the top paying areas for this field with the average annual salary reaching $66,520 in 2018. New York and New Jersey metropolitan areas are also the areas with the highest level of employment for jobs in occupational therapy assistants with 2,050 employed as of 2018.
Overview of Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
In as little as 21 months, you can receive an associate degree in occupational therapy assisting at Eastwick College’s Ramsey campus. This unique degree prepares students for career opportunities in occupational therapist offices, nursing care facilities, hospitals, elementary and secondary schools, and home health care services.
Our occupational therapy assistant program ensures graduates are able to sit for the national OTA certification exam administered by NBCOT and are given the opportunity to become certified occupational therapist assistants (COTAs). Students may complete their fieldwork during daytime hours on weekends and weekends.
Learn more about Eastwick College’s occupational therapy assistant associate degree program.