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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Program Outcomes

Student Outcomes for the Program

The following chart shows the performance on the NBCOT certification exam of QCC graduates compared to that of graduates from all OTA programs:

Year Number of Program Graduates Number of first-time test taker of the National Certification Exam Number of first-time test taker passing Certification Exam Percentage of first-time test taker passing Certification Exam
2011 16 16 13 81%
2012 14 14 12 86%
2013 19 19 19 100%
3-Year Total 49 49 44 89%

Job Outlook

Opportunities for individuals interested in becoming occupational therapist assistants are expected to be very good. In addition to employment growth, job openings will result from the need to replace occupational therapist assistants and aides who leave the occupation permanently over the 2006-16 time period.

Occupational therapist assistants with prior experience working in an occupational therapy office or other health care setting will have the best job opportunities. (Source:U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-09 Edition)