Why OTA is a Skill in Demand

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a career in OTA is one of the highest paid occupations for workers with only an associate degree. A 30% increase in employment is expected by 2026, more than four times the average for other occupations. For those interested in this growing field, Eastwick College offers an accelerated degree in Occupational Therapy Assisting.

Occupational therapy assistants are needed when a person becomes injured, has an illness or a disability and their daily activities become too difficult to do on their own. An OTA will assist the patients in overcoming these obstacles by aiding in the development, recovery and improvement processes. Development and treatment plans are designed by both the occupational therapist and OTA to best help the patient.

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