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Visit to explore potential careers for your major


Visit to explore what potential careers a particular postsecondary program or major prepares you to enter. The site has information about current earnings and potential growth in those occupations. You can search careers by keywords, by industry or just tell the system what you like to do. It’s a really cool tool. I completed a career search for “Occupational Therapy Assistant” and here is what I found out:


Occupational Therapy Assistants

Also called:Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Licensed (COTA-L), Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA)

What they do:

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.

On the job, you would:

  • Select therapy activities to fit patients’ needs and capabilities.
  • Observe and record patients’ progress, attitudes, and behavior and maintain this information in client records.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other healthcare professionals involved with the care of a patient.

Math and   Science

  •   psychology

Education   and Training

  •   teaching and course design

Arts and   Humanities

  •   English language


  •   therapy and counseling

Basic Skills

  •   reading work related information
  •   listening to others, not interrupting,   and asking good questions


  •   understanding people’s reactions
  •   looking for ways to help people

People and   Technology Systems

  •   thinking about the pros and cons of   different options and picking the best one


  •   communicate by speaking
  •   listen and understand what people say

Ideas and   Logic

  •   notice when problems happen
  •   make general rules or come up with   answers from lots of detailed information


People interested in this work like   activities that include helping   people, teaching, and talking.

They do well at jobs that need:

  •   Concern for   Others
  •   Cooperation
  •   Integrity
  •   Self Control
  •   Dependability
  •   Stress   Tolerance

You might use software like this on the job:

Medical   software

  •   BrainTrain Captain’s Log
  •   Laboratory information system LIS   software

Accounting   software

  •   Billing software
  •   Bookkeeping software

Computer   based training software

  •   BrainTrain IVA+Plus
  •   Language arts educational software


associate’s degree
usually needed

Get started on   your career:


New job opportunities are very likely   in the future.


per year, on average


You might like a career in one of   these industries:

See more details at O*NET OnLine about occupational therapy assistants.


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