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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)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant - (AAS)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant - (AS)
Central Penn College Annual Tuition $15,705 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
33 Programs, 1 in Occupational Therapy Assistant (view all)
  • Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Therapist Assistant
Virginia College Annual Tuition $4,380 - $17,788 Recommend Rate 20% (5 reviews)
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Alabama State University Annual Tuition $14,244 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Allegany College of Maryland Annual Tuition $7,288 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Alvernia University Annual Tuition $27,950 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Amarillo College Annual Tuition $4,242 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
American International College Annual Tuition $29,158 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Anamarc College-El Paso Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Andrew College Annual Tuition $12,916 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Anoka Technical College Annual Tuition $5,590 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Arkansas Tech University Annual Tuition $9,774 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Atlanta Technical College Annual Tuition $4,162 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Augusta Technical College Annual Tuition $4,152 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Austin Community College District Annual Tuition $9,720 Recommend Rate 71% (7 reviews)
Baker College Annual Tuition $7,740 Recommend Rate 0% (2 reviews)
Baker College of Allen Park Annual Tuition $7,740 Recommend Rate 0% (3 reviews)
Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock Annual Tuition $7,600 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Barry University Annual Tuition $28,160 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Bay Path College Annual Tuition $28,532 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Baylor University Annual Tuition $33,716 Recommend Rate 100% (6 reviews)
Belmont University Annual Tuition $26,130 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Bossier Parish Community College Annual Tuition $6,137 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Boston University Annual Tuition $42,994 Recommend Rate 100% (5 reviews)
Brenau University Annual Tuition $22,168 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Bristol Community College Annual Tuition $9,122 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Brown Mackie College Annual Tuition $11,088 - $14,796 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Annual Tuition $11,010 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
California State University-Dominguez Hills Annual Tuition $17,753 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Calvin College Annual Tuition $26,705 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Cape Fear Community College Annual Tuition $8,489 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Casper College Annual Tuition $5,832 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews

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