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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 :

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

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

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

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

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

Cleveland: 4743 Richmond Road Cleveland, OH 44128

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

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

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

Lakeland: 2400 Interstate Drive Lakeland, FL 33805

Orlando: 5600 Lake Underhill Road Orlando, FL 32807

Tampa: 5002 West Waters Ave Tampa, FL 33634

Miami: 2101 NW 117th Avenue Miami, FL 33172

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Bernardino: 201 E. Airport Drive San Bernardino, CA 92408

Orlando: 3444 McCrory Place Orlando, FL 32803

North Hollywood: 12412 Victory Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91606

Portland: 1425 NE Irving Street Portland, OR 97232

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

Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.

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

Campus Locations :

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

Albuquerque: 4400 Cutler Avenue NE Albuquerque, NM 87110

Tucson: 3350 E. Grant Road Tucson, AZ 85716

Mesa: 957 S. Dobson Road Mesa, AZ 85202

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

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

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

Programs : Physical Therapist Assistant, Physical Therapy Technology, Respiratory Care, and more..

Campus Locations :

Mesa: 1322 South Country Club Drive Mesa, AZ 85210

Boise: 1200 North Liberty Boise, ID 83704

Tucson: 3550 N Oracle Road Tucson, AZ 85705

Las Vegas: 5740 S. Eastern Avenue Suite 140 Las Vegas, NV 89119

Albuquerque: 1001 Menaul Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87107

Phoenix: 2701 W Bethany Home Phoenix, AZ 85017

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

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

Programs : Post-Masters Cert: Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Rehabilitation Science, MS: Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Rehabilitation Sciences, and more..

Campus Locations :

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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..

Campus Locations :

Salida: 5172 Kiernan Court Salida, CA 95368

Discover the power of ONE COURSE A MONTH® to fit education into your busy life.

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

Campus Locations :

Fort Wayne: 3000 East Coliseum Boulevard, Suite 100 Fort Wayne, IN 46805

South Bend: 3454 Douglas Road South Bend, IN 46635

Louisville: 3605 Fern Valley Road Louisville, KY 40219

Indianapolis: 1200 N. Meridian Street, Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46204

Albuquerque: 10500 Copper Ave NE Albuquerque, NM 87123

Boise: 9050 W. Overland Road, Suite 100 Boise, ID 83709

Fenton: 2 Soccer Park Road Fenton, MO 63026

Bettendorf: 2119 Kimberly Road Bettendorf, IA 52722

Tucson: 4585 East Speedway Blvd, Suite 204 Tucson, AZ 85712

Atlanta: 4370 Peachtree Road N.E. Atlanta, GA 30319

Lenexa: 9705 Lenexa Drive Lenexa, KS 66215

Hopkinsville: 4001 Fort Campbell Boulevard Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Findlay: 1700 Fostoria Avenue, Suite 100 Findlay, OH 45840

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

Oklahoma City: 7101 Northwest Expressway, Suite 800 Oklahoma City, OK 73132

Ft Mitchell: 309 Buttermilk Pike Ft Mitchell, KY 41017

Tulsa: 4608 South Garnett, Suite 110 Tulsa, OK 74146

Greenville: One Liberty Square, 75 Beattie Place,Suite 100 Greenville, SC 29601

Salina: 2106 South 9th Street Salina, KS 67401

Akron: 755 White Pond Dr., Suite 101 Akron, OH 44320

Birmingham: 105 Vulcan Road, Suite 100 Birmingham, AL 35209

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