Occupational Therapy Aides

5.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
17%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
13.6%
by 2031
WAGES
$33,560
or $16.13 hourly
VOLUME
3,370
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 17% (No worries)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Occupational Therapy Aides' job openings is expected to rise 13.6% by 2031
'Occupational Therapy Aides' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Occupational Therapy Aides' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Occupational Therapy Aides' was $33,560, or $16.13 hourly
'Occupational Therapy Aides' are paid 26.7% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as occupational therapy aides?

As of 2021 there were 3,370 people employed as Occupational Therapy Aides within the United States.
This represents around 0.002% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 41 thousand people are employed as Occupational Therapy Aides.

Job description

Under close supervision of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing patient and treatment room.

SOC Code: 31-2012.00

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