COTA Career Outlook

occupational-therapy-assistant-career-outlook-VirginiaThe US News and World Report identified Occupational Therapy Assistant as the Best Health Care Support Job of 2016 because of the expected career growth and salary.

COTA Career Outlook

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 43,000 OTAs will be hired nationwide between now and 2022 and that the number of OTA jobs in the US will increase by 40 percent.

After passing the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy exam, you are able to work in a wide variety of settings with all sorts of clients. OTAs can work in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, clinics, camps, nursing homes, jails, assisted living facilities, and client homes.

Rapid Career Growth

There are many OTA career opportunities available to St. Catherine University OTA graduates. As an OTA, you can choose to go back to school and specialize. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) offers five specialty certifications to post-graduate OTAs:

  • Driving and Community Mobility Certification
  • Environmental Modification Specialty
  • Feeding, Eating, and Swallowing Specialty
  • Low Vision Specialty Certification
  • School System Specialty Certification

Certified occupational therapy assistants will continue to be in demand. Working as a COTA provides job security, a great salary, and an opportunity for career growth.

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