They teach clients the proper technique to complete exercise routines. The exercises are designed to help patients carry out everyday tasks like dressing, eating, retrieving objects and transferring from walkers to chairs more effectively.
Occupational Therapy Assistants coach clients regarding the proper use of adaptive equipment and devices. They help to monitor progress with treatment plans and maintain client records.
Occupational Therapy Assistants work in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, schools, therapy practices and through home health care service organizations. Occupational Therapy Assistants generally possess an associate's degree.
Occupational Therapy Assistant Salaries
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Therapy Assistants earned an average of $53,240 in 2012. The bottom 10% of Occupational Therapy Assistants earned less than $32,970, while the top 10% of Occupational Therapy Assistants earned at least $73,120.
Quick Facts: Occupational Therapy Assistant (Occupational Outlook Handbook)
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