Occupational Therapy Assistant Guide Rhode Island

Top OTA Schools in Rhode Island

If you wish to become an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) in Rhode Island 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.

Rhode Island Occupational Therapy Assistant License Requirements

Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Rhode Island law that you obtain a license to work as an Occupational Therapist Assistant there. The Division of Health Professionals Regulation governs the licensing of Occupational Therapy Assistants in Rhode Island. You can contact the Board directly using the details below:

Address: 3 Capitol Hill, Room 104, Providence, RI 02908-5097
Phone: (401) 222-4972
Email: dorothy.ola@health.ri.gov
Website: http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php#occupationaltherapists

Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary in Rhode Island

Key Figures For Occupational Therapy Assistant in Rhode Island

In 2015 there where 220 persons employed as Occupational Therapy Assistants in Rhode Island.

The average salary for an OTA in Rhode Island is $57,480. This is 21% less the national average and represents an hourly wage of $27.64. 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 Rhode Island;

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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island;

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Rhode Island ), officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.
Area: 1,214 sq mi
Population: 1,057,315