Welcome to the Educational Blog by the OTA Guide


We hope you are excited to learn about occupational therapy. Specifically about careers as a therapist or a certified occupational therapy assistant.

We are a team of COTAs that created the OTA Guide Website to help spread awareness and information about a career as an OTA.

Why? Because the field of OT is outgrowing its labor force and we need to fix that problem!

As the baby boomer population grows so does the need for OTs and OTAs. Now more than ever it is critical that students learn about the COTA career path and at least get to consider this wonderful career option.

Most people have heard of physical therapy, but many have not heard of occupational therapy. It never took off like PT and went mainstream. Unfortunately, the need for the profession has grown and is still growing tremendously, but there aren’t enough people to service the industry.

If you are just now hearing about OT then I encourage you to research it and learn more. With a 2 year degree you could be making over $50K as a COTA. With 5 year OT program you can make over $80K.

And if you have already heard about OT but dismissed it as a good career.. well did you know that Occupational Therapists rate as some of the most satisfied professionals? (17th highest by USN)

Checkout that ranking and then reconsider the profession. Its a good one. Afterall we need to fill the demanding job market with bright young minds who are ready to make a difference and earn a rewarding career for themselves.

Ok, that is all for now. Keep checking back to learn more about the wonderful field of OT helping others.