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How Much Does Occupational Therapist Assistant School Cost?

 
 average costAssociate's Degree: $5,000-$24,000 
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Occupational therapist assistants[1] work under the supervision of an occupational therapist to provide rehabilitative services to people who need help completing everyday tasks. Children and older adults or anyone suffering from an injury may use the services of an occupational therapist assistant to help them gain needed skills.

Typical costs:

  • Occupational therapy assistants must earn an associate's degree, which generally takes two years to complete at a community college and costs about $5,000-$24,000. For example, tuition at the Community College of Rhode Island[2] in Warwick, R.I., costs $5,800, and the program can be completed in 15 months. Tuition at Baptist Health Schools Little Rock[3] in Arkansas costs $18,500 for 21 months of classes.
  • State-issued licensure and certification for an occupational therapist assistant costs $90-$180. For example, Michigan[4] 's occupational therapist assistant certification fee is $90 and Georgia[5] 's fee is $100. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics[6] , 40 states require occupation therapist assistants to be licensed, while others require registration.
  • Board certification costs $500 and can be attained by taking the exam with the National Board for Certifying Occupational Therapy[7] , which is a requirement to practice in some states. The California Board of Occupational Therapy[8] links to all state licensing boards in the U.S. and their specific requirements.
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What should be included:
  • Occupational therapist assistant programs should include[9] coursework in healthcare, basic medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, mental health, adult physical disabilities, gerontology, and pediatrics, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In accredited programs, students should also have 24 weeks of supervised work experience in the field.
  • Schools should be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education[10] . Attending an accredited school is a requirement to take the national certification exam[11] .
Additional costs:
  • Additional costs for an occupational therapist assistant degree may cost $3,000-$13,000 total. For example, room and board at the Community College of Rhode Island[12] in Warwick, R.I., costs $3,000-$7,000 per year, with $4,000-$6,000 in estimated additional expenses like transportation and insurance. Eastern New Mexico University[13] estimates additional costs as $2,000-$4,000 for transportation to and from clinical placements, and $2,500 on books, supplies and fees.
Discounts:
  • Students may apply for scholarships from national organizations like the American Occupational Therapy Foundation[14] , which awards funding of $150-$5,000. Individual colleges like SUNY Orange[15] in Middletown, N.Y., may also offer scholarships to students enrolled in an occupational therapist assistant program.
Shopping for occupational therapist assistant school:
  • The American Occupational Therapy Association provides a guide for prospective students[16] , as well as a list of accredited schools and programs[17] .
  • The National Board for Certifying Occupational Therapy offers study tools[18] for students taking the certification exam.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Occupational-therapy-assistants-and-aides.htm
  2.  www.ccri.edu/rehabhealth/OCTA/faq-ota.html#What_is_the_cost_of_the_Occupational_Therapy...
  3.  www.bhslr.edu/programs%2Dof%2Dstudy/occupational%2Dtherapy%2Dassistant/
  4.  www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch_ot_full_regpkt_83731_7.pdf
  5.  www.ncbot.org/OTpages/Application_Process.html#General%20Requirements%20for%20License
  6.  www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Occupational-therapy-assistants-and-aides.htm
  7.  www.nbcot.org/pdf/Certification-Exam-Application.pdf?phpMyAdmin=3710605fd34365e380b9ab4...
  8.  www.bot.ca.gov/applicants/state_verification.shtml
  9.  www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Occupational-therapy-assistants-and-aides.htm#training
  10.  www.aota.org/Educate/Accredit.aspx
  11.  www.nbcot.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=252&Itemid=151
  12.  www.ccri.edu/rehabhealth/OCTA/faq-ota.html#What_is_the_cost_of_the_Occupational_Therapy...
  13.  www.roswell.enmu.edu/areas-of-study/health/occupational-therapy-assistant/welcome-to-th...
  14.  www.aotf.org/scholarshipsgrants/scholarshipprogram.aspx
  15.  www.sunyorange.edu/ota/scholarships.shtml
  16.  www.aota.org/Students/Prospective/OT.aspx
  17.  www.aota.org/Students/Schools.aspx
  18.  www.nbcot.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6&Itemid=35
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