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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.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
312011  Occupational Therapy Assistants 1,224 1,510 286 23.37 % 64 29 35 Associate's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    950  77 % 1,220  81 % 270  28 % $57,270
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    390  32 % 430  28 % 40  9 % $63,030
Ambulatory Health Care Services    370  30 % 580  38 % 210  55 % $56,680
Educational Services    160  13 % 180  12 % 20  7 % $51,360
Educational Services    160  13 % 180  12 % 20  7 % $51,360
Hospitals    100  8 % 120  8 % 20  16 % $58,050
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