All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $27,558
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $24.61
    Median: $30.44
    Experienced: $33.94
  • Growth (2014-2019)30%
  • Openings (2014-2019)13
  • Current Employment 169
  • Projected Employment 183
  • Typical Entry-level Education Associate degree

Occupational Therapy Assistants

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Treatment Planning
  • Patient/Family Education
  • Patient Care
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Lotus Notes
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving

occupational tasks

  • Select therapy activities to fit patients' needs and capabilities
  • Observe and record patients' progress, attitudes and behavior and maintain this information in client records
  • Communicate and collaborate with other health care professionals involved with the care of a patient
  • Maintain and promote a positive attitude toward clients and their treatment programs
  • Monitor patients' performance in therapy activities, providing encouragement

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)