Occupational Therapy Assistants – Job Prospects Grow!
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of occupational therapy assistants is on the rise! Positions are expected to grow by 30 percent between 2008 and 2018. This is one of the fastest growing occupations requiring an associate’s degree! Growth in this service sector is responding to the increasing elderly population, needs of children with learning disabilities, and people recovering from traumatic injuries.
Is this the job for you?
It is if you like being in close contact with people, if you are sensitive to others’ needs, if you have the ability to teach others how to do something, and if you are capable at verbal communication. This is the job for you if you want to help improve clients’ quality of life and ability to perform daily activities to increase their independence.
In New York State, the average salary was $45,390 in 2010 (the latest figure available from the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Maria sets the stage for your success.
Day and weekend options empower you to manage your own education. In Maria’s accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, you will learn in the classroom and in fieldwork placement as you prepare for the national certifying exam. Your success awards you the title Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). It is perfect training for someone who wants to begin working right away after completion of the degree. Transform your learned skills into caring service in the workplace and the community. Choosing a college? Choose Maria!
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