Occupational Therapy Assistants

8.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
8%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
25.4%
by 2031
WAGES
$61,730
or $29.68 hourly
VOLUME
41,980
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 8% (Totally Safe)

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

The number of 'Occupational Therapy Assistants' job openings is expected to rise 25.4% by 2031
'Occupational Therapy Assistants' 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 Assistants' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Occupational Therapy Assistants' was $61,730, or $29.68 hourly
'Occupational Therapy Assistants' are paid 34.9% higher 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 assistants?

As of 2021 there were 41,980 people employed as Occupational Therapy Assistants within the United States.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as Occupational Therapy Assistants.

Job description

Assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with state laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

SOC Code: 31-2011.00

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