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To: Prospective Washburn University Occupational Therapy Assistant Student
From: Program Director – Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Thank you for your interest in the Washburn University Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. Occupational Therapy is a vibrant, growing profession that makes it possible for people to achieve independence and to enjoy LIFE TO ITS FULLEST. By choosing a career as an occupational therapy assistant, you will make a difference! You will be able to improve the lives of people, from newborns to the very old.
Students today can look forward to dynamic careers working in multiple settings with people of all ages. The employment outlook for occupational therapy assistants is bright. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected that the job outlook for occupational therapy assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2014, (i.e. employment is expected to increase by 27% or more.)
One of the greatest advantages of a career as an occupational therapy assistant is the wide variety of opportunities available to graduates. Occupational therapy assistants may work: in the school systems; with individuals in their homes (home health); community centers; hospitals; rehabilitation hospitals; nursing homes; mental health centers; out-patient clinics and other health related areas.
If you are looking for a challenging career and have a desire to learn, achieve, and give your best to society, a career as an occupational therapy assistant is for you.
Click here for the Program Application.