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Oswego Career Ladders - Rehabilitation

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Occupational Therapy Aide - Typically prepares materials and assembles equipment used during treatment and is responsible for a range of clerical tasks. Average salary $30,100/yr, with a 28% increase in job opportunities over the next 10 years.

Physical Therapy Aide - Helps physical therapists and their assistants to enhance patient movement and foster optimal health and functional ability. Average salary $23,600/yr, with a 29% increase in job opportunities over the next 10 years.

Two Years of Education or an Associates Degree

Physical Therapist Assistant - Works directly with people to enhance movement and foster optimal health and functional ability. Average salary $39,000/yr, with a 21% increase in job opportunities over the next 10 years.

Occupational Therapist Assistant - Helps clients with rehabilitative activities and exercises outlined in a treatment plan developed in collaboration with an occupational therapist. Average salary $36,800/yr, with a 28% increase in job opportunities over the next 10 years.

Dietetic Technician, Registered - Screens patients to identify nutrition problems, provides patient education and counseling to individuals and groups, develops menus and recipes, supervises food service personnel, purchases food, and monitors inventory and food quality. Average salary $38,800/yr, with a 10% increase in job opportunities over the next 10 years.

Bachelors Degree or Higher

Physical Therapist - Plans therapy programs that may include exercises to improve functional abilities by increasing strength, endurance, balance, coordination and range of motion. Average salary $39,000/yr, with a 21% increase in job opportunities over the next 10 years.

Orthotists & Prosthetists - Provide care for anyone requiring an artificial limb (prosthesis) or a device to support or control part of the body (orthosis). Orthotists provide a range of splints, braces and special footwear to aid movement, correct deformity and relieve discomfort. Prosthetists provide the best possible artificial replacement for patients who have lost or were born without a limb. Average salary $69,000/yr.

Occupational Therapist - Helps people develop, recover, or maintain daily living or work skills. They not only help clients improve basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, but also compensate for a permanent loss of function. Average salary $60,000/yr, with a 26% increase in job opportunities over the next 10 years.

Recreational Therapist - Recreational therapists, also referred to as therapeutic recreation specialists, provide treatment services and recreation activities to individuals with disabilities, illnesses, or other disabling conditions. Average salary $55,200/yr, with a 4% increase in job opportunities over the next 10 years.

Athletic Trainers - Specialize in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. They design and implement detailed training regiments in an effort to prevent injuries and educate athletes on the best way to accomplish that goal. Average salary $35,000/yr.

Speech Language Pathologist - Works with people who cannot make speech sounds clearly, those with speech rhythm and fluency problems, people with voice quality problems and those with cognitive communication impairments. Average salary $52,500/yr, with a 33% increase in job opportunities over the next 10 years.