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Occupational Therapy Assistants

in Massachusetts

Assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

Occupation Projection for Occupational Therapy Assistants

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
312011  Occupational Therapy Assistants 1,362 1,605 243 17.84 % 74 106 24 204 Associate's degree 

Occupational Therapy Assistants Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    1,150  84 % 1,360  85 % 210  19 % $59,230
Ambulatory Health Care Services    550  40 % 700  43 % 150  28 % $59,340
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    270  20 % 300  19 % 30  13 % $64,110
Social Assistance    190  14 % 200  12 % 10  6 % $53,090
Educational Services    170  12 % 190  12 % 20  13 % $51,720
Educational Services    170  12 % 190  12 % 20  13 % $51,720
Hospitals    150  11 % 170  10 % 20  15 % $57,890
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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