Occupational Therapy Aide

Career Outlook

Your New Career
The explosive growth of the health care industry means opportunity for you! Whether you’re helping the therapist track a patient’s progress or making sure that the prescribed exercises are being performed correctly, you'll have the skills for the job.

  • Earn your Career Diploma at home in as little as four months by studying just an hour a day for your new career.
  • Career opportunities are available in hospitals, personal care facilities, and in the home health care industry.
  • You’ll have a rewarding career and feel a sense of accomplishment when patients show improvements or recover.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, jobs for Occupational Therapy Aides will increase nearly 31% through 2018.*

Over the long run, demand for Occupational Therapy Aides will continue to rise, with growth in the number of individuals with disabilities or limited function. Growth will result from an increasing population in older age groups, including the baby-boom generation, which increasingly needs occupational therapy services as they become older. Apply the skills you learn in your training program diligently for a successful and secure future.

Your New Skills
You'll learn every important part of being an Occupational Therapy Aide.

  • The history and role of the Occupational Therapy Aide in the health care field.
  • The Occupational Therapy Aide Code of Ethics
  • Medical and therapeutic terminology to help you perform your duties.
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) therapy, adaptive equipment, and how to interact with patients.

*Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2018. Source: "National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix," a publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.