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Two popular options in the field of rehabilitation therapy are occupational therapy and physical therapy. To become a full occupational or physical therapist, you typically need a master's degree. You can, however, become an assistant or aide after earning an associate's degree or certification from a trade school.

Occupational therapist aides typically receive most of their training on the job. As a result, the typical minimum educational requirement is a high school diploma which included courses in biology, chemistry, physics, social science, and health. If you are interested in the occupational therapist assistant career path, you should be prepared for courses in anatomy, an introduction to health care, pediatrics, physiology, adult physical disabilities, and more through an accredited associate's degree program.

In addition to the associate's degree coursework, aspiring occupational therapist assistants should be prepared for hands-on instruction through a supervised clinical rotation.

Career Choices After Trade School
You can become an occupational therapy assistant, helping injured workers learn to compensate for lost skills, teaching people with learning disabilities to survive on their own, providing rehabilitation activities and exercises, monitoring activities to ensure they're performed correctly, and recording patient progress. Or you can become an occupational therapy aide and do more clerical tasks like scheduling appointments, answering the phone, and filling out insurance forms.

Another option is to work in physical therapy. Physical therapy assistants help therapists with a patient's treatment, doing mobility exercises, massages, ultrasounds, traction, paraffin baths, or electrical stimulation. Aides keep the area clean, prepare for a patient's therapy, and do clerical work.

Occupational therapy assistants earned a mean annual salary of $48,440 in 2008, while occupational therapy aides earned $29,580. Physical therapist assistants earned $46,300 and physical therapy aides earned $24,770.
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As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs : Physical Therapist Assistant (AS), Occupational Therapy Assistant (AS), Occupational Therapy (OTD), and more..

Campus Locations :

Virginia Beach: 301 Bendix Road, Suite 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Cleveland: 4743 Richmond Road Cleveland, OH 44128

Montgomery: 5355 Vaughn Road Montgomery, AL 36116

High Point: 3975 Premier Center Drive High Point, NC 27265

Glen Allen: 2200 Old Brick Rd. Glen Allen, VA 23060

Savannah: 709 Mall Road Savannah, GA 31406

Austin: 7700 W Parmer Ln, Building A, Suite A100 Austin, TX 78729

West Palm Beach: University Centre, 9801 Belvedere Road West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Tampa: 4401 North Himes Ave., Suite 175 Tampa, FL 33614

Novi: 41555 Twelve Mile Road Novi, MI 48377

Keiser University offers degrees in fields that are in demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.

Programs : Physical Therapy Assistant, AS, Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate of Science in Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology via ground delivery, and more..

Campus Locations :

Sarasota: 6151 Lake Osprey Drive Sarasota, FL 34240

West Palm Beach: 2085 Vista Parkway West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Pembroke Pines: 1640 SW 145 Avenue Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

Jacksonville: 6700 Southpoint Parkway, Suite 400 Jacksonville, FL 32216

Fort Myers: 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33905

Orlando: 5600 Lake Underhill Road Orlando, FL 32807

Tallahassee: 1700 Halstead Blvd Bldg. 2 Tallahassee, FL 32309

Tampa: 5002 West Waters Ave Tampa, FL 33634

Daytona Beach: 1800 Business Park Blvd Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Miami: 2101 NW 117th Avenue Miami, FL 33172

At Concorde, you’ll find that a “learn by doing” approach to healthcare training will get you the skills you need to succeed-- and get you into the workforce quickly.

Programs : Physical Therapist Assistant - (AS), Respiratory Therapy - (AAS), Respiratory Therapy - (AS), and more..

Campus Locations :

Jacksonville: 7259 Salisbury Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32256

Portland: 1425 NE Irving Street Portland, OR 97232

San Diego: 4393 Imperial Ave. Ste. 100 San Diego, CA 92113

New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical college offering over 30 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs.

Programs : Associate in Science in Physical Therapist Assistant Technology, Associate in Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, and more..

Campus Locations :

East Greenwich: One New England Tech Boulevard East Greenwich, RI 02818

Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.

Programs : Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Respiratory Therapy, and more..

Campus Locations :

Mesa: 957 S. Dobson Road Mesa, AZ 85202

Tucson: 3350 E. Grant Road Tucson, AZ 85716

Albuquerque: 4400 Cutler Avenue NE Albuquerque, NM 87110

Las Vegas: 3333 E. Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89121

Denver: 7475 Dakin Street Suite 100 Denver, CO 80221

Seattle: 9709 Third Avenue NE Suite 400 Seattle, WA 98115

Renton: 555 S. Renton Village Place Suite 400 Renton, WA 98057

Chula Vista: 780 Bay Blvd #101 Chula Vista, CA 91910

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs : Military Physical Assistant Prerequisite Program, and more..

Campus Locations :

Fort Lauderdale: 6301 Kaplan University Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Since 1996, Southern California Health Institute has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams by providing an exceptional education that enables them to become skilled and successful manual therapists.

Programs : Physical Therapy Aide/Sports Rehab Program, and more..

Campus Locations :

North Hollywood: 5200 Lankershim Blvd. Suite #150 North Hollywood, CA 91601

Take the first step toward a better future at South College-Asheville.

Programs : Associate of Applied Science - Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate of Applied Science - Occupational Therapy Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Asheville: 29 Turtle Creek Drive Asheville, NC 28803

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

Programs : As in Occupational Therapy Assistant, and more..

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At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career. * Programs vary by location * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Programs : Respiratory Therapy, and more..

Campus Locations :

Erie: 5757 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

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