Best Occupational Therapist Assistant colleges in Florida 2021

An associate degree is required to become an occupational therapy assistant, which is a degree program typically found through community and technical colleges. OTAs help patients through therapeutic activities, work with children who have development disabilities, teach patients how to use special equipment, develop treatment plans in collaboration with an occupational therapist, and record patients? progress. OTAs work under the supervision of occupational therapists and therefore must report to them. Most occupational therapist assistants work in occupational therapy or physical therapy offices, but an individual may also find employment in nursing care facilities; home health care services; elementary and secondary schools; and state, local, and private medical and surgical hospitals. Most states require occupational therapy assistants to be licensed.

Students should expect courses in human growth and development, anatomy, physiology, occupational therapy principles, humanities, sociology, medical conditions, developmental disabilities, and psychosocial dysfunction. Students learn different exercise techniques, disability types, rehabilitation routines, treatment plans, and proper record keeping. They also develop their analysis and communication skills, as well as assorted office skills.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupational therapy assistants have a job outlook of 41 percent, which is must larger than average, and the median annual wage in May 2010 was $51,010.

Best Occupational Therapist Assistant colleges in Florida for 2021

Concorde Career Institute-Miramar offers 1 Occupational Therapist Assistant degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 11 Occupational Therapist Assistant students graduated with students earning 11 Associate's degrees.

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List of all Occupational Therapist Assistant colleges in Florida

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
AdventHealth University Logo AdventHealth University Orlando, FL
19 : 1 1,688
South University-Tampa Logo South University-Tampa Tampa, FL
35 : 1 850
South University, West Palm Beach Logo South University, West Palm Beach Royal Palm Beach, FL
33 : 1 623
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Logo Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
16 : 1 19,567
Florida State College at Jacksonville Logo Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
70 : 1 24,605
Polk State College Logo Polk State College Winter Haven, FL
68 : 1 10,827
Daytona State College Logo Daytona State College Daytona Beach, FL
58 : 1 13,430
State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Logo State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Bradenton, FL
75 : 1 10,096
Concorde Career Institute-Miramar Logo Concorde Career Institute-Miramar Miramar, FL   38 : 1 490
Remington College-Heathrow Campus Logo Remington College-Heathrow Campus Lake Mary, FL

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