OTA Guide Pennsylvania

Top Occupational Therapy Assistant Schools in PA

If you wish to become an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) in Pennsylvania it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited OTA School.

Listed below are some of the top Occupational Therapist Assistant Schools and related programs near you.

Please note: If you wish to view schools in another area, or if you do not see any results below, please use the search widget in the sidebar.

If a career as an Occupational Therapy Assistant strongly appeals to you then you will be happy to know that OTA’s earn one of the highest salary levels compared to other healthcare assisting careers. Additionally job opportunities for OTA’s is projected to grow by 31.5% over the coming years.


Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Assistant License Requirements

Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Pennsylvania law that you obtain a license to work as an Occupational Therapist Assistant there. The State Board of OT, Education and Licensure governs the licensing of Occupational Therapy Assistants in Pennsylvania. You can contact the Board directly using the details below:

Address: P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone: (717) 783-1389
Email: st-occupational@pa.gov
Website: http://www.dos.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/bureau_of_professional___occupational_affairs/12483


Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary in Pennsylvania

Key Figures For Occupational Therapy Assistant in Pennsylvania

In 2015 there where 2,300 persons employed as Occupational Therapy Assistants in Pennsylvania.

The average salary for an OTA in Pennsylvania is $47,170. This is slightly more the national average and represents an hourly wage of $22.68. OTA’s in Nevada earn the most of all States in the USA with an average salary of $100,830.

The table below illustrates key salary and employment data for OTA’s in the main cities and metropolitan areas in Pennsylvania;


Choosing an Occupational Therapy Assistant Program: Important Considerations

Take the first step and request information from Schools and Colleges in your preferred area. Simply enter your preferences and contact information in the search box in the sidebar or select from the School options presented above to receive program and admissions information. It’s fast and easy!

Important points to consider when selecting an OTA School include;

  • Is the School fully accredited?
  • What percentage of students who graduate are successful in securing their license to practice as a OTA in Pennsylvania or their chosen State?
  • How long does the program last or take to complete?
  • How much of the course will be classroom based, online, lab based and work experience based and how does this fit with your expectations?
  • Does the School have good laboratory facilities and other resources to support your studies?
  • Does the School offer any financial assistance or scholarships?
  • Does the School offer any assistance with securing employment?

Get Started Today!

Get started today and take the first steps towards your new career by reaching out to OTA Schools in your preferred area. Simply enter your details in the box below to receive information on the best Occupational Therapy Assistant programs in your area.

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Related Healthcare Careers

The table below compares key data for OTA’s with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Pennsylvania;


Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania PEN-sil-VAY-nee-ə), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern, Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
Population: 12,807,060
Area: 46,055 sq mi

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