Occupational Therapy Assistant

Code: 31-2011.00

Also known as: Acute Care Occupational Therapy Assistant, Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA), Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant/Licensed (COTA/L), Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Licensed (COTA-L), Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA), Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), School Based Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Staff Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant/Licensed (Staff COTA/L)

Description: Under the guidance of an Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistants will assist patients in treatments for disabilities, illness, injury and other difficulties associated with aging or development.Assistants can take a certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. By passing the examination, they earn the title Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). This certification is purely voluntary, but can help one stay competitive in the job market. However, Assistants are required to be licensed in most states.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Typical wages

10% $43,180
25% $53,640
Median $62,940
75% $74,770
90% $84,090
10% $20.76
25% $25.79
Median $30.26
75% $35.95
90% $40.43

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 6,900