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Training Program Summary
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Occupational Therapist Assistant. A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of occupational therapists, to direct patient participation in skill- enhancing, learning, and motivational tasks; correct or diminish pathologies; and to provide direct health education and promotion services. Includes instruction in human life span development, occupational therapy principles and practice skills, treatment planning and implementation, record-keeping and documentation, patient education and intervention, activity and program direction, and assistive services management.
 
Training Providers for Occupational Therapist Assistant in California
Provider Name
Program Name
Central Nursing College Occupational Therapist Assistant 
Imperial Valley College Occupational Therapist Assistant 
Loma Linda University Occupational Therapist Assistant 
San Diego County ROP SDCOE/JCCS Occupational Therapist Assistant 
Sacramento City College Occupational Therapist Assistant 

Occupations for Occupational Therapist Assistant in California
Occupation TitleEstimated Year - Projected YearEmploymentEmployment Change Minimum Educational Requirement View Video
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary2014 - 202414,80019,0004,20028.4 Master`s degree  
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary2014 - 202414,80019,0004,20028.4 Master`s degree  
Occupational Therapy Assistants2014 - 20241,9002,50060031.6 Associate degree  
Occupational Therapy Assistants2014 - 20241,9002,50060031.6 Associate degree