Career Attributes

  • $53,581
  • 39,300
  • 3.1
  • 29.0%
  • Women's Studies
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Overview

The minimum educational requirement for an occupational therapist assistant is a two-year associate’s degree. The degree should be from a program accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association. Courses vary by school, but will generally include coursework in biology, psychology, kinesiology, and a variety of occupational therapy courses. Students will typically work under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist. When it is not part of the formal curriculum, students must arrange to obtain this supervised training separately. The required length of this field work varies by state, but is at least eight weeks in duration.

What are Occupational Therapist Assistants like?

Social

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Occupational Therapist Assistants by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 130 Sokanu users

Are Occupational Therapist Assistants happy?

30thpercentile

Occupational Therapist Assistants rank among the least happy careers. Overall they rank in the 30th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Occupational Therapist Assistant Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Occupational Therapist Assistants

The most common degree held by Occupational Therapist Assistants is Psychology. 33% of Occupational Therapist Assistants had a degree in Psychology before becoming Occupational Therapist Assistants. That is over 5 times the average across all careers. Women's Studies graduates are the second most common among Occupational Therapist Assistants, representing 15% of Occupational Therapist Assistants in the Sokanu user base, which is 67.6 times the average.

Occupational Therapist Assistant Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming an Occupational Therapist Assistant, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of Occupational Therapist Assistants % of population Multiple
Psychology 33.3% 7.0% 4.8×
Women's Studies 14.8% 0.2% 67.6×
Biology 11.1% 3.6% 3.1×
English Literature 11.1% 4.9% 2.3×

Occupational Therapist Assistant Education Levels

82% of Occupational Therapist Assistants have an associate's degree. 10% of Occupational Therapist Assistants have a master's degree.

No education 0%
High school diploma 0%
Associate's degree 82%
Bachelor's degree 8%
Master's degree 10%
Doctorate degree 0%

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Career Attributes

  • $53,581
  • 39,300
  • 3.1
  • 29.0%
  • Women's Studies
More Attributes