Occupational Therapy Assistants help people improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments and promote independence through meaningful tasks. They work under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist. They teach patients, clients and children how to use special equipment, modify their environments for safety, access education, recover, improve, and maintain the skills needed for daily living and working Their goal is to help clients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives.
Graduates of RVCC’s OTA program engage in treating both the young and old. An OTA may work in the schools with children or young adults, in hospitals with those who have suffered a trauma or injury, in the home with a person who is striving toward independence, or in the community addressing health and wellness needs. These are just a few of the options available for practice. River Valley prepares students for success regardless of the avenue they choose to pursue.
- Home Care
- Mental Health Facility
- School System
- Geriatric Care
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Radiologist Technologist
- Medical Laboratory Technician
Plan it out!
Use this editable program map to see what your schedule could look like:
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