What is the job outlook for occupational therapist assistants?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects there to be a big increase in the demand for occupational therapist assistants. The BLS estimates a 35% increase in employment from 2019-2029, well beyond the national average.*
The BLS cites the growth in the elderly population and health needs of the baby-boom generation in coming years as a primary reason for greater need for OTAs in the near future.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2020. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.