Career Outlook for Occupational Therapy Assistants

Also known as:  Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, COTA, Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist Assistants
The overall job outlook for Occupational Therapy Assistant careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 32.76 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 5.46 percent per year. Demand for Occupational Therapy Assistants is expected to go up, with an expected 6,880 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.10 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Occupational Therapy Assistants in the following states
Ohio 2,490
California 2,030
Texas 1,950
New York 1,950
Pennsylvania 1,940
Illinois 1,420
Florida 1,290
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Occupational Therapy Assistants
Montana 30
South Dakota 40
Hawaii 50
Idaho 70
Delaware 70
North Dakota 90
Utah 100