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Accredited Colleges Offering Occupational Therapy Assistant Degrees

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Occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) are healthcare support personnel who work under the direction of occupational therapists and help patients suffering from impairments return to a normal life. Occupational therapy can be used to improve the lives of those experiencing physical, emotional, and mental impairments and disabilities. While the occupational therapist is in charge of determining an appropriate treatment plan for each patient, assistants help therapists execute this plan. They may watch as patients perform prescribed exercises or activities to ensure that they are doing them correctly; they also track patients' improvements and notify therapists about anything impeding their progress. Some perform administrative duties as well, like billing a patient's insurance company or scheduling future appointments.

Most occupational therapy assistants begin their career by completing an associate degree program approved by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. These degrees include an overview of medical science, anatomy, physiology, and treatment plans for different patient populations, as well as a 16-week clinical internship. Along with graduation from an accredited program, many states require OTAs to pass a licensure exam before they can become employed. The national exam offered by the National Board for Certifying Occupational Therapy is required by some states.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a very rapid 30 percent increase in OTA positions by 2018, and job prospects should be very good for assistants with the proper training and licenses. Occupational therapy will increase in demand in the coming years, as the elderly population of the United States grows and requires more rehabilitative services.

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Accredited Colleges Offering Occupational Therapy Assistant Degrees
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Concorde Career Colleges Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 71% (34 reviews)
38 Programs, 2 in Occupational Therapy Assistant (view all)
Campuses: Garden Grove, North Hollywood, San Bernardino, San Diego
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant - (AAS)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant - (AS)
Keiser University Annual Tuition $15,664 Recommend Rate 47% (100 reviews)
87 Programs, 1 in Occupational Therapy Assistant (view all)
Campuses: Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Lakeland, ...
  • Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
Parker University Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
5 Programs, 1 in Occupational Therapy Assistant (view all)
Campuses: Dallas
  • Associate of Applied Science with a major in Occupational Therapy
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Alabama State University
Campuses: Montgomery
Annual Tuition $14,244 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Allegany College of Maryland
Campuses: Everett, Somerset
Annual Tuition $7,288 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Alvernia University
Campuses: Reading
Annual Tuition $27,950 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Amarillo College
Campuses: Amarillo, Dumas, Hereford
Annual Tuition $4,242 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
American International College
Campuses: Springfield
Annual Tuition $29,158 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Anamarc College-El Paso
Campuses: El Paso
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Andrew College
Campuses: Cuthbert
Annual Tuition $12,916 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Anoka Technical College
Campuses: Anoka
Annual Tuition $5,590 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Arkansas Tech University
Campuses: Russellville
Annual Tuition $9,774 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Atlanta Technical College
Campuses: Atlanta
Annual Tuition $4,162 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Augusta Technical College
Campuses: Augusta, Grovetown, Thomson, Waynesboro
Annual Tuition $4,152 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Austin Community College District
Campuses: Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock
Annual Tuition $9,720 Recommend Rate 75% (8 reviews)
Baker College
Campuses: Cadillac, West Branch, Fremont, Cass City, ...
Annual Tuition $7,740 Recommend Rate 0% (2 reviews)
Baker College of Allen Park
Campuses: Allen Park
Annual Tuition $7,740 Recommend Rate 0% (3 reviews)
Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock
Campuses: Little Rock
Annual Tuition $7,600 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Barry University
Campuses: Miami Shores
Annual Tuition $28,160 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Bay Path College
Campuses: Longmeadow, Sturbridge
Annual Tuition $28,532 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Baylor University
Campuses: Waco
Annual Tuition $33,716 Recommend Rate 100% (6 reviews)
Belmont University
Campuses: Nashville
Annual Tuition $26,130 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Bossier Parish Community College
Campuses: Bossier City
Annual Tuition $6,137 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Boston University
Campuses: Boston
Annual Tuition $42,994 Recommend Rate 100% (5 reviews)
Bristol Community College
Campuses: Fall River
Annual Tuition $9,122 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Brown Mackie College
Campuses: San Antonio
Annual Tuition $11,088 - $14,796 Recommend Rate 67% (3 reviews)
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Campuses: Concord
Annual Tuition $11,010 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
Campuses: Fort Cobb
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
California State University-Dominguez Hills
Campuses: Carson
Annual Tuition $17,753 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Calvin College
Campuses: Grand Rapids
Annual Tuition $26,705 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Cape Fear Community College
Campuses: Wilmington, Castle Hayne, Burgaw
Annual Tuition $8,489 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Casper College
Campuses: Casper
Annual Tuition $5,832 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Central Community College
Campuses: Grand Island
Annual Tuition $3,840 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)

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