Occupational Therapy Aide Jobs Are On The Move

The U.S. Department of Labor expects a growth rate of 31% through 2024 for occupational therapy aide jobs. This is due in part to the increasing health needs of our growing elderly population. For instance, the elderly are more prone to debilitating conditions such as arthritis and stroke. They put their trust in the treatments provided by medical professionals, and occupational therapy aides play an important role working alongside professional occupational therapists.

Occupational therapy aide careers are rewarding and can lend a great deal of personal satisfaction. You may work with patients with a variety of ailments, from diverse backgrounds and all age groups. If you have a passion for helping others, our program gives you a strong start toward your goal of becoming an occupational therapy aide.

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  • The U.S. Department of Labor predicts 2,700 new occupational therapy aide jobs through 2024.

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

The Ashworth College Occupational Therapy Aide program can help you achieve your goals. Call an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides (January 13, 2016).