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Occupational Therapy Aide

Industry: Healthcare
Area: Rehabilitation

Occupational therapy aides help people improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. They work with individuals who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling. They also help them to develop, recover, or maintain daily living or work skills.

Occupational therapy aides typically prepare materials and assemble equipment used during treatment, and are responsible for a range of clerical tasks.

Work Settings

Occupational therapists and assistants might work exclusively with individuals in a particular age group, or with particular disabilities. Occupational therapists and assistants work in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and other health care and community settings.

Education

Most of these jobs require a two or four year degree.

Job Outlook

Therapist 26 percent increase over the next 10 years OT Assistant and Aide 28 percent increase over the next 10 years 11,000 new jobs expected in the U.S.

Salary

$14,000 - $36,000(NYS Avg. $27,560)

Work Schedule

40-hour week

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