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Assistant, Occupational Therapy
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesAssist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with state laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$47,490 per year in May 2010

Work Context & ConditionsThe hours and days that occupational therapy assistants and aides work vary, depending on the facility and whether they are full or part-time employees. Constant kneeling, stooping, and standing for long periods all are part of the job.

Minimum Education RequirementsTechnical Program

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Active Listening, Writing, Time Management, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesSpeech Recognition, Problem Sensitivity, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsNancy Bernier