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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION WORK SETTING SALARY & EMPLOYMENT 4 KEY JOB DUTIES Average salary (2013) Average hourly pay (2013) Employed (2013) Job growth (2012 - 2022) $55,250 $26.56 30,450 ENTRY LEVEL EDUCATION REFERENCES 1. created by: © 2015 2-year associate's degree in occupational therapy assisting from a program accredited by the Accreditation Councilfor Occupational Therapy Education. Earn Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)credential by passing the the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) exam; required by most states. Physical/occupational/speech therapist/audiologist practices, nursing care facilitiesand hospitals. Assists occupational therapists in developing treatment plans, instructing activity programs and documenting progress of treatments in patients. OT ASSISTANT Monitor patients' performance in therapy activities, providing encouragement. Observe and record patients' progress, attitudes, and behavior and maintain this information in client records. Evaluate the daily living skills or capacities of physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled clients. Instruct, or assist in instructing, patients and families in home programs, basic living skills, or the care and use of adaptive equipment. Health Career Profiles: Therapy & Rehabilitation Statistics for OT Assistants working in the U.S.: Employment Outlook 41% Much faster than average
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