Best Occupational Therapist Assistant colleges in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania for 2021

Pennsylvania College of Technology offers 2 Occupational Therapist Assistant degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 29 Occupational Therapist Assistant students graduated with students earning 19 Associate's degrees, and 10 Bachelor's degrees.

Community College of Allegheny County offers 1 Occupational Therapist Assistant degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 23 Occupational Therapist Assistant students graduated with students earning 23 Associate's degrees.

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List of all Occupational Therapist Assistant colleges in Pennsylvania

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Pennsylvania College of Technology Logo Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA
4/5
18 : 1 4,972
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois Logo Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois DuBois, PA
3/5
   
Harcum College Logo Harcum College Bryn Mawr, PA
5/5
22 : 1 1,363
Central Penn College Logo Central Penn College Summerdale, PA
4/5
29 : 1 1,054
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango Logo Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango Sharon, PA
3/5
   
Lehigh Carbon Community College Logo Lehigh Carbon Community College Schnecksville, PA
2/5
84 : 1 6,843
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Logo Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Mont Alto, PA
3/5
   
Community College of Allegheny County Logo Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA
3/5
65 : 1 16,031
Mercyhurst University-North East Campus Logo Mercyhurst University-North East Campus North East, PA
4/5
16 : 1 612
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Logo Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Reading, PA
4/5
   
Lackawanna College Logo Lackawanna College Scranton, PA
4/5
62 : 1 1,991

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