Occupational Therapy Assistant
General Program Description
Job Trend: OT Tops the Charts
Despite news about the economy and unemployment, the profession of occupational therapy is topping the charts, whether it’s being deemed a Recession Proof Job or on the "Best Careers of 2009" list. Newspapers across the country are running articles about people going back to school to become occupational therapy practitioners.
There’s more good news: SimplyHired.com allows you to view employment trends over time using data derived from millions of job listings. It shows that since June 2007 occupational therapist job listings have increased 658%, and occupational therapy assistant job listings have increased 569%. Compare that to other careers (like construction, which has seen a 52% decrease), and it’s safe to say your job is quite trendy.
The OTA program at Darton College awards an Associate's Degree to OTA students who successfully complete all aspects of the OTA didactic and fieldwork curriculum. All fieldwork must be completed within 18 months of completion of academic preparation. Students are eligible upon achievement of these requirements to take the National Certification Examination.