Best Occupational Therapist Assistant colleges in Illinois 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 Illinois for 2021

McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL

McHenry County College offers 1 Occupational Therapist Assistant degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 14 Occupational Therapist Assistant students graduated with students earning 14 Associate's degrees.

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List of all Occupational Therapist Assistant colleges in Illinois

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Fox College Logo Fox College Bedford Park, IL
13 : 1 451
Lewis and Clark Community College Logo Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey, IL
63 : 1 6,413
Lincoln Land Community College Logo Lincoln Land Community College Springfield, IL
48 : 1 5,446
Shawnee Community College Logo Shawnee Community College Ullin, IL
33 : 1 1,083
Illinois Central College Logo Illinois Central College East Peoria, IL
51 : 1 8,749
McHenry County College Logo McHenry County College Crystal Lake, IL
81 : 1 7,473
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Logo City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago, IL
100 : 1 8,762
Kaskaskia College Logo Kaskaskia College Centralia, IL
47 : 1 3,248
Parkland College Logo Parkland College Champaign, IL
41 : 1 6,510
South Suburban College Logo South Suburban College South Holland, IL
52 : 1 4,066
John A Logan College Logo John A Logan College Carterville, IL
54 : 1 3,744

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