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Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

Health and Public Safety

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

Health and Public Safety Division • 513.569.1670 • Main Campus, Health Professions Building, Room 312 • Program Chair Claudia Miller

Employment Options

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Work as an entry-level occupational therapy assistant
  • Function in a professional and ethical manner as defined by the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Contribute to the occupational therapy process in collaboration with an occupational therapist
  • Implement occupation-based interventions utilizing a client-centered approach

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$35,000–$40,000 annually

Employment Outlook

Employment opportunities for graduates of the OTA program are excellent; most are hired by graduation or shortly thereafter. Nationally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment of occupational therapy assistants will grow by more than 40% through 2020, which is much faster than the average for all professions. Many states, including Ohio, require formal background checks for licensed occupational therapy assistants.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • University of Findlay
  • Xavier University

Representative Clinical Sites

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Drake Center
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Jewish Hospital
  • Mercy Health Partners of Southwest Ohio
  • University Hospital

Clinical Salary Projections

Clinicals are a non-paid learning experience in the health field.

Credentialing and Graduation Rate

Credentialing

Graduates of the Program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant, administered by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). 

In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT examination or attain state licensure.

Graduation Rate

Year

Entered

Graduated

Grad Rate

2011

30

23

77%

2012

30

17

56%

2013

30

21

70%

Total

90

61

68%

NBCOT

NBCOT pass rates for the past three years:

https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

Accreditation

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by:

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

www.acoteonline.org

4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone:  (301) 652-AOTA

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