Occupational Therapist Assistant

Career Overview

An occupational therapist assistant helps patients to recover and improve skills needed in their daily lives, including skills that they may need at work. They do this under the supervision of an occupational therapist.


Completing a two-year occupational therapist assistant college program is required to obtain these positions.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$39,000 /yr
$59,000 /yr
$80,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including biology and psychology!
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada