How do I go about getting a job as an occupational therapist aide with no background experience?

My goal is to become an occupational therapist assistant by getting my associate degree, but I would like to start working in this field now while I attend school. Also, if you work in this field, what are some pros and cons? Thanks.

Asked By: - 12/9/2009
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I have been an occupational therapist for over 6 years and love my job! It is such a rewarding career. It is great to work with people with all sorts of disabilities and help them reach their fullest potential. Another pro is you can work in so many different areas such as mental health, pediatrics, geratrics... More
Answered By: beamer - 12/12/2009
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My cousin had gone to school for occupational therapy assistant, and while it is a rewarding field, the job may be both mentally as well as physically draining. If wanting to get a job as a occupational therapy aide, perhaps one may start out as a volunteer until if or when a position opens up. The job title may be '... More
Answered By: jannsody - 12/9/2009
You could try a local nursing home or LTC facility. Back in the day (1980s) they would train you to be a physical therapy assistant or occupational therapy assistant. But I believe now days, you have to be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) or Certified Physical Therapy Assistant (CPTA) to be hired. You... More
Answered By: JustMe68_86 - 12/9/2009
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