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Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program at Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC)

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Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program

The occupational therapy assistant program at Jefferson Community and Technical College prepares students for careers in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, home health agencies, vocational rehabilitation programs, and more. The program focuses on directing patient participation in skill-enhanced learning and motivational tasks, as well as correcting pathologies and providing direct health education. Program courses include: human life span development, occupational therapy principles and practice skills, treatment planning and implementation, patient education and intervention, and assistive services management. Get more details below including other Kentucky colleges that offer occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program at Jefferson Community and Technical College is accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education since 1998.

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Students Enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Jefferson Community and Technical College offers an associate's degree program in occupational therapy assistant (OTA).

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Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program at Jefferson Community and Technical College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Occupational Therapist Assistants

  • Description:

    Assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, occupational therapist assistants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 43.3% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN
      • Total Employment: 200
      • Average Hourly Rate: $25.38
      • Average Annual Salary: $52,790

Occupational Therapist Aides

  • Description:

    Under close supervision of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing patient and treatment room.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, occupational therapist aides employment is expected to grow at a rate of 33.0% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Programs in Kentucky

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Madisonville Community College

Madisonville, KY
Type: Community College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)