Occupational Therapist Assistant Guide Texas

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

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

Listed below are some of the top accredited OTA schools in Texas;

Accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Schools Texas

College Metro Area
Amarillo College Amarillo, TX
Austin Community College Austin, TX
Brown Mackie College-Dallas/Ft. Worth Bedford, TX
Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX
Houston Community College Houston, TX
Laredo Community College Laredo, TX
Lone Star College-Kingwood Kingwood, TX
Lone Star College-Tomball Tomball, TX
Medical Education and Training Campus Fort Sam Houston, TX
Navarro College Corsicana, TX
Navarro College- Midlothian Campus Midlothian, TX
Panola College Carthage, TX
South Texas College Vermont, TX
St. Philip’s College San Antonio, TX
Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX
Weatherford College Mineral Wells, TX

Choosing an Occupational Therapy Assistant Program in Texas

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 Texas 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?

Top OTA Schools Near You

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Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary in Texas

Average Salary $71,100
Hourly Wage $34.18
Compared to National Average 22% Above
Top 10% of Earners $78,080
Bottom 10% of Earners $38,440
Number Employed 3,840

According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics (BLS) there where 3,840 persons employed as Occupational Therapy Assistants in Texas in 2015.

The average salary for an OTA in Texas is $71,100. This is 11% less the national average and represents an hourly wage of $34.18. OTA’s in Nevada earn the most of all States in the USA with an average salary of $100,830.

Key Figures For Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary n Texas

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

Texas Occupational Therapy Assistant License Requirements

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

Address: 333 Guadalupe, Suite #2-510, Austin, TX 78701-3942
Phone: (512) 305-6900
Email: (512) 305-6900
Website: http://www.ptot.texas.gov/page/home

Related Healthcare Careers

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

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Texas ) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.
Area: 268,581 sq mi
Population: 28,701,845