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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..

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

Cleveland: 4743 Richmond Road Cleveland, OH 44128

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

Montgomery: 5355 Vaughn Road Montgomery, AL 36116

Savannah: 709 Mall Road Savannah, GA 31406

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

Novi: 41555 Twelve Mile Road Novi, MI 48377

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Programs : Physical Therapist Assisting - Associate, and more..

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Newport News: 1001 Omni Boulevard Suite #200 Newport News, VA 23606

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 Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology via ground delivery, Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology via ground delivery, and more..

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Lakeland: 2400 Interstate Drive Lakeland, FL 33805

Sarasota: 6151 Lake Osprey Drive Sarasota, FL 34240

Fort Lauderdale: 1500 W. Commercial Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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

Miami: 2101 NW 117th Avenue Miami, FL 33172

Melbourne: 900 S. Babcock St. Melbourne, FL 32901

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

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

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Ready for a rewarding career in healthcare? Carrington College™ can help.

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Boise: 1200 North Liberty Boise, ID 83704

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Ft Mitchell: 309 Buttermilk Pike Ft Mitchell, KY 41017

Phoenix: 13430 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Suite 190 Phoenix, AZ 85029

Salina: 2106 South 9th Street Salina, KS 67401

Get a professional education designed with your future in mind at Kaplan College.

Programs : Diploma: Therapeutic Health Technician, Associate of Occupational Studies: Respiratory Therapy, and more..

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Salida: 5172 Kiernan Court Salida, CA 95368

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

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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.

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

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.

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

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