5 Personality Traits Needed for OTA

1. Creative

1. Creative

OTAs have to find creative ways for patients to cope, often using everyday household items or switching up a common exercise to fit their patient’s needs.

2. Team Player

2. Team Player

OTAs work under the direction of a registered Occupational Therapist (OTR), similar to how a nurse works with a doctor, so working well with others will go a long way.

3. People Person

3. People Person

Interaction is an essential part of being an OTA. A day as an OTA might consist of working with children at a school, working with clients in a hospital and teaching nursing students about the occupational therapy field.

4. Adaptable

4. Adaptable

OTAs work under the direction of a registered Occupational Therapist (OTR), similar to how a nurse works with a doctor, so working well with others will go a long way.

5. Compassionate

5. Compassionate

Finding ways for your patients to continue doing what they love can take a few tries. Patience and understanding are vital to a rewarding career as an OTA.