The Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association defines occupational therapy (OT) as a scientific, evidence-based “skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives.” And while occupational therapy is thought of primarily as a profession involving physical engagement, … Continue reading Origins of Occupational Therapy and Mental Health Practices Within the Profession
When it comes to occupational therapy careers and credentials, you’ve got to know your ABCs. And by this, we mean, the letters that you can “earn” as you develop your career. Occupational Therapists, for example, may have the abbreviation OT … Continue reading OTA vs. COTA: What’s the Difference?
An exciting job description. A balanced work environment. Great pay. A bright job outlook. A highly respected title in the healthcare field. Not to mention, a rewarding career with the everyday opportunity to improve someone’s quality of life. There are … Continue reading What Does an Occupational Therapist Assistant Do?
Across the United States, the healthcare industry is projected to add more jobs to its sector than any other occupational group. This is because the demand for healthcare services is constantly growing – especially of late. The baby boomer population … Continue reading The OTA Job Outlook is Promising
Occupational Therapy Assistants, commonly known as OTAs, are some of the most vital members of the medical field. Every day, these professionals help patients in need develop (or re-develop) the motor skills needed for daily living. As an OTA, you … Continue reading The Ins & Outs of OTA Training
Occupational therapy is one of the most critical professions for helping people recover from a variety of health problems. This growing, diverse career is needed in various practice areas and settings – hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, and more. Not only is … Continue reading The Occupational Therapy Assistant Job Description: What You Can Expect
The healthcare industry is booming. With such high demand for healthcare today comes incredible growth. Healthcare has inevitably become the fastest growing industry and highest employment sector in the United States. Currently, there are about 18 million workers in the … Continue reading 6 Medical Degrees You Can Complete in Two Years or Less
April is Occupational Therapy month! Let’s take a moment to celebrate this vital occupation that helps to improve the lives of patients of all types! Occupational Therapy Month began in 1980. It is in April to correspond with AOTA’s Annual Conference … Continue reading April is Occupational Therapy Month!
Looking for a great job in an in-demand medical field? One that’s in-demand, on-the-rise, and will give you a sense of satisfaction as you help people reclaim their lives? Then a job as an occupational therapy assistant could be right … Continue reading Salary Information for Occupational Therapy Assistants
The healthcare job outlook, to say the least, is bright. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is becoming the fastest growing industry and highest employment sector of the United States economy. So much, in fact, that … Continue reading Healthcare Job Outlook: Now is the Time to Pursue a Healthcare Career
On December 19, Goodwin Occupational Therapy Assistant clinical instructor Cynthia Andisio and two of her students, Christina Rodino and Adam Arrowsmith, attended a recognition event at the Lyceum in Hartford honoring Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy for his role in co-authoring … Continue reading OTA Students Attend Landmark Healthcare Event
Are you considering becoming an OT or OTA? Occupational therapy is an up-and-coming, rewarding field full of opportunity for compassionate individuals interested in a healthcare career. Occupational therapy practitioners are everyday heroes in the medical field — they are trained … Continue reading OT vs. OTA: Which Occupational Therapy Career is Right for You?