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Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides

Advancement Prospects

After gaining some relevant work experience, occupational therapy assistants can be promoted to lead assistant. Lead assistants are responsible for making work schedules of other assistants and for the training of occupational therapy students. Since occupational therapy assistants work under the supervision of an occupational therapist, there is little room for advancement. Aides may return to school and train to become occupational therapy assistants. Some assistants and aides return to school to become occupational therapists. Some shift to other health care careers.

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