School Occupational Therapist and COTA Jobs

Children nationwide rely on the support of professionals who are passionate about their school occupational therapist jobs and certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA) jobs to overcome mental, developmental and emotional impairments. Through personal evaluations, expert care and ongoing support, a school occupational therapist can help students achieve long-term success. At ProCare Therapy, we take the stress out of the job search process and help dedicated professionals succeed in their school occupational therapist or COTA careers.

When you work in one of ProCare’s COTA jobs or occupational therapist jobs in schools, you’re met with a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and ongoing career support along with access to premier school-based occupational therapy jobs at exceptional school districts.

School Occupational Therapist & COTA Job Responsibilities

In school-based occupational therapy jobs, the primary responsibility of both a therapist and an occupational therapy assistant (COTA), is to help children perform daily activities by focusing on a variety of sensory, physical and cognitive skills. School occupational therapists and COTAs improve the well-being of children in schools by allowing them to participate socially and academically. They accomplish this by working alongside other school professionals to create a modified plan of treatment that helps minimize obstacles to participation.

School-Based Occupational Therapy Job Requirements

To apply for occupational therapist jobs in schools, you will need to receive a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and licensure to work in your state. Taking and passing the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) is the first step you must take to become licensed.

To apply for COTA jobs, you will need to receive an associate degree from an accredited program before taking the NBCOT exam. After receiving licensure from the state, you can apply for school occupational therapy assistant jobs and practice inside schools with a therapist present.

School Occupational Therapist Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in occupational therapist jobs is projected to grow by 14%. Employment in occupational therapy assistant jobs is projected to grow by 25%. These projections are much higher than the national average of 5%, meaning professionals will have incredible opportunities and job security throughout their occupational therapist and COTA careers.

The national mean annual wage for occupational therapist jobs is $92,800. The national mean annual wage for occupational therapy assistant jobs is $66,280. California, Nevada, New Jersey, Texas and Maryland are among the top-paying states for occupational therapist and COTA jobs.

There’s a high demand to fill occupational therapist jobs in schools right now, and with an incredible job outlook, it’s a perfect time to apply. Browse the variety of jobs available with ProCare Therapy today, including school occupational therapist part-time jobs, traveling occupational therapist jobs, COTA jobs and more!

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