The healthcare industry continues to be the United States’ largest employer, with more than 22 million professionals working within the field. Healthcare is also the fastest-growing industry in the United States, in terms of employment growth. Specifically, between 2020 and … Continue reading Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Job Outlook
Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) enjoy a meaningful and stable career in the healthcare field. This important role makes a real difference in patients’ lives every day. If you are considering this career path, you may be looking to learn more … Continue reading Where do Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) Work?
Brittany’s Story: Innovative OTA Instills Hope for Mental Health Patients Brittany Crockett was working three jobs to pay her bills; her mother needed surgery, and she was helping to put her younger sister through cosmetology school. One day, in between … Continue reading Brittany’s Story: Innovative OTA Instills Hope for Mental Health Patients
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
Occupational therapy assistants, commonly called OTAs, play a critical role in the healthcare field. These professionals help improve patients’ quality of life, by working and rehabilitating the fine motor skills that are needed for daily functioning. Every day, OTAs can … Continue reading Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Requirements in Connecticut
Goodwin College and Creative Development, LLC: Community Partnerships and the Chapter 126 Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Since January 2019, students enrolled in Goodwin College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program have been pairing with Creative Development, LLC, an occupational therapy company for … Continue reading Chapter 126 – Clinical Internships for the OTA Program
Compassionate. Rewarding. Thriving. These are just some of the many words we’ve heard used to describe the field of occupational therapy. Not only does this area of work come with a promising paycheck and job outlook, it also comes with … Continue reading School for Thought: Why Study Occupational Therapy?
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
If you are considering a healthcare career, specifically one in occupational therapy, there’s no doubt you’ve heard the acronym “COTA” before. COTA is an easy way to say, “Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant,” which is one of the most essential and … Continue reading What are COTA Programs & Why Are They Important?
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
Are you considering attending a physical therapist assistant school? You may want to consider pursuing a career as an occupational therapy assistant instead! Like any healthcare profession, occupational therapy assistant jobs are on the rise. But according to the U.S. … Continue reading Considering Physical Therapist Assistant School?
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
Healthcare is by far one of the top thriving fields today. So much, in fact, that experts predict healthcare will quickly become the largest employment sector of the United States economy. Within a decade, over 2.3 million jobs will become … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Pursue a Healthcare Education Today
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?
Deanne Anderson, Director of Goodwin’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program, was honored a Health Care Hero in CT. Read about her impact at Goodwin College. Continue reading Goodwin OTA Director Recognized a Health Care Hero
Interprofessional collaboration is a partnership between a team of healthcare providers that allows for a synergistic influence of knowledge and skill to make decisions regarding health issues and improve patient outcomes. Goodwin’s nursing students and faculty along with the Occupational … Continue reading Nursing and Occupational Therapy Assistant Students Working Together For Common Cause