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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.

Rehabilitational Therapy Schools

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Carrington College
Ready for a rewarding career in healthcare? Carrington College™ can help.
Physical Therapist Assistant, Physical Therapy Technology, Respiratory Care and more.
  • Mesa: 1322 South Country Club Drive Mesa, AZ 85210
  • Albuquerque: 1001 Menaul Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87107
  • Tucson: 3550 N Oracle Road Tucson, AZ 85705
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Medical Career Institute
Start a great career in healthcare with Medical Careers Institute.
Physical Therapist Assisting - Associate, and more.
  • Newport News: 1001 Omni Boulevard Suite #200 Newport News, VA 23606

Pima Medical Institute
Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.
Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Respiratory Therapy and more.
  • Houston: 10201 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77024
  • Mesa: 957 S. Dobson Road Mesa, AZ 85202
  • Tucson: 3350 E. Grant Road Tucson, AZ 85716
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Kaplan College - KHE
Get a professional education designed with your future in mind at Kaplan College.
Diploma: Therapeutic Health Technician, Diploma: Healthcare Assistant, Associate of Occupational Studies: Respiratory Therapy and more.
  • Salida: 5172 Kiernan Court Salida, CA 95368
  • Vista: 2022 University Drive Vista, CA 92083

Keiser University Campus
Keiser University offers degrees in fields that are in demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
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.
  • Fort Lauderdale: 1500 W. Commercial Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
  • Sarasota: 6151 Lake Osprey Drive Sarasota, FL 34240
  • Lakeland: 2400 Interstate Drive Lakeland, FL 33805
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Kaplan University
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Military Physical Assistant Prerequisite Program, and more.
  • Fort Lauderdale: 6301 Kaplan University Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

California University of Pennsylvania
Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.
Post-Masters Cert: Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Rehabilitation Science, MS: Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Rehabilitation Sciences, and more.
  • : , PA

Concorde
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.
Physical Therapist Assistant - (AAS), Respiratory Therapy - (AS), Respiratory Therapy - (AAS) and more.
  • Aurora: 111 Havana Aurora, CO 80010
  • San Antonio: 4803 NW Loop 410 Suite 200 San Antonio, TX 78229
  • Tampa: 4202 West Spruce Tampa, FL 33607

Southern California Health Institute
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.
Physical Therapy Aide/Sports Rehab Program, and more.
  • North Hollywood: 5200 Lankershim Blvd. Suite #150 North Hollywood, CA 91601

South College
Get the skills you need to pursue your dreams at South College, located in Knoxville.
Physical Therapist Assistant, Health Science (Post Physical Therapist Assistant), and more.
  • Knoxville: 3904 Lonas Drive Knoxville, TN 37909

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