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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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Medical Career Institute
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Physical Therapist Assisting - Associate, and more.
  • Newport News: 1001 Omni Boulevard Suite #200 Newport News, VA 23606

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.
  • Vista: 2022 University Drive Vista, CA 92083
  • Salida: 5172 Kiernan Court Salida, CA 95368

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.
  • Sarasota: 6151 Lake Osprey Drive Sarasota, FL 34240
  • Lakeland: 2400 Interstate Drive Lakeland, FL 33805
  • Fort Lauderdale: 1500 W. Commercial Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
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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.
  • Boise: 1200 North Liberty Boise, ID 83704
  • Las Vegas: 5740 S. Eastern Avenue Suite 140 Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • Mesa: 1322 South Country Club Drive Mesa, AZ 85210
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Pima Medical Institute
Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.
Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Respiratory Therapy and more.
  • Albuquerque: 4400 Cutler Avenue NE Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • Tucson: 3350 E. Grant Road Tucson, AZ 85716
  • Houston: 10201 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77024
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Brown Mackie College system of schools
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Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant, and more.
  • Fort Wayne: 3000 East Coliseum Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN 46805
  • South Bend: 3454 Douglas Road South Bend, IN 46635
  • Atlanta: 4370 Peachtree Road N.E. Atlanta, GA 30319
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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), Physical Therapist Assistant - (AS), Respiratory Therapy - (AS) and more.
  • Kansas City: 3239 Broadway Kansas City, MO 64111
  • San Antonio: 4803 NW Loop 410 Suite 200 San Antonio, TX 78229
  • : 10933 Marks Way , FL 33025
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South University - Campus
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.
Physical Therapist Assistant (AS), Occupational Therapy Assistant (AS), and more.
  • Cleveland: 4743 Richmond Road Cleveland, OH 44128
  • Savannah: 709 Mall Road Savannah, GA 31406
  • West Palm Beach: 1760 North Congress Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33409
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