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Occupational Therapist Assistant Therapy Healthcare
 
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Certified occupational therapy assistants (COTAs) work under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist (OTR). They help individuals who are learning to handle the occupations of daily living, such as dressing, eating, or maintaining their home, but who have disabilities because of age, developmental disabilities, injury, or illness. COTAs carry out treatment plans established by the occupational therapist for individuals and groups in a variety of settings.
     
Annual Pay Education Needed Where to Get Education
$28,000-$46,000 Completion of accredited AA/AAS degree program required for eligibility for national certifying exam
     
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Education offered at: Alamance CC (Cert), Davidson CC (AAS, Cert), GTCC (AAS), Randolph CC (Cert), Rockingham CC (Cert, AAS), Surry CC (Cert), WFU (ACLS, PALS & NRP Certs)
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