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Weekly Career Profile: Occupational Therapy Assistants

By January 17, 2013

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Are you looking for a career in healthcare that doesn't require four years of college or even more? With about two years of education after high school, you can become an occupational therapy assistant (OTA). OTAs provide hands-on care to patients, helping them perform activities and exercises that are part of a treatment plan developed by an occupational therapist. In some states, they can even help develop treatment plans.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an excellent job outlook for occupational therapy assistants. This career is expected to grow faster, through 2020, than are others that require comparable preparation. Learn more. Read Occupational Therapy Assistant: Career Information to find out about earnings, educational requirements and to find out about a day is like for someone working in this field. Take a quiz to find out if you should become an OTA.

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