Occupational Therapy Assistant Guide

Welcome to the OTA Guide, the complete occupational therapy assistant resource. Here you will find all the info you need to complete your occupational therapy education and get licensed as an OTA in your state. Get started with our free state by state OTA resources on: OTA Schools, OTA Licensing, OTA salary data.
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About the OTA Guide

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So you are interested in a career as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)?

Great! You’ve come to the right place because we want to help you achieve your OTA career goals.

Researching OTA Schools online can be such a pain. And figuring out all of the requirements for your State’s OTA License Application can be difficult because many school and government websites don’t function well, are out of date and are not easy to navigate. On top of this, learning which city you would receive the highest compensation in and finding jobs in that location is also time consuming.

So, the OTA Guide was created to help you find all of the information you need to receive a certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Education from an ACOTE accredited college, become a licensed OTA in your state or find OTA jobs. All in one place. Quickly and easily.

Who We Are

The OTA Guide website is run by a group of COTA professionals who are passionate about occupational therapy. We know how fast the demand is growing for our profession and so in an attempt to keep up with the demand we want to help make it easy for others interested in becoming an occupational therapist assistant to quickly meet all of the requirements to begin a career as an OTA.

What We Do

We create the most up to date accurate content about the COTA profession and occupational therapy industry. We also provide a number of tools that we continually improve and update to help users quickly and easily complete their OTA education, find OTA jobs, and grow in their careers.

Here are our current free resources for COTA and prospective COTA:

  • Databse of ACOTE Accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Programs – search and compare OTA schools and find direct contact info for program directors.
  • Hybrid Online OTA Program Info – learn the specific requirements of becoming and OTA online such as the % of curriculum that must be completed in person as well as a list of schools that offer online OTA programs.
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Requirements – learn the exact requirements to become a COTA so that your expectations are set properly.
  • State COTA Licensing Requirements – this tool will provide the exact COTA licensing requirements for each state in the U.S. You will be provided with an exact schedule of fees, steps to obtain your license, contact info for the state licensing board, and the state COTA license application.
  • How to become an OTA in 6 steps – this 6 step article breaks down exactly what you need to do step by step to become a certified occupational therapist assistant.
  • Compare the Average OTA Salary for all Major Cities in the U.S. – this tool provides the average OTA salaries across the country for all major cities.
  • Search for OTA Jobs – this occupational therapist assistant jobs search tool is up to date with current COTA positions available across the country
  • Our COTA Blog – up to date news and articles regarding the occupational therapy industry, written specifically for OTAs
  • Unaffiliated NBCOT Exam Prep & Study Guide – We continually update this 3rd party resource that will help students apply and schedule their exam. Also included is a study packet with 550+ practice exam questions and an NBCOT study calendar. (Our website is not affiliated with, licensed, or endorsed by NBCOT)
  • Free Occupational Therapy Resume Template – We worked with a resume company to build this premium OT resume template. We also created detailed instructions for filling it out to get it noticed more and increase your chances of interviews. Download both a Mac and Windows version.

Thank you for stopping by our website, we are thrilled to have you here! We hope you enjoy the OTA resources we have put together for you and good luck on your path to becoming an OTA!

If you’d like to contact us for any reason, whether it be to ask a question or give feedback, please send an email to admin@occupational-therapy-assistant.org/