The U.S Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that the job outlook for occupational therapy assistants will continue to grow. Specifically, it states that: Employment of occupational therapy assistants and aides is expected to grow by 30 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for occupational therapist assistants and aides will continue to rise because of the increasing number of individuals with disabilities or limited function.
Where do occupational therapy practitioners work?
What is the salary for occupational therapy assistants?
Does occupational therapy offer opportunities for individuals of culturally diverse backgrounds?
Yes, the occupational therapy profession is actively seeking to increase the number of practitioners representing culturally diverse backgrounds. Target populations include African-Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, and Pacific Islanders. Other underrepresented groups include people with disabilities and men.