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Employment: Occupational Therapist Assistants & Aides




Occupational therapist assistants and aides held about 27,000 jobs in 2004. Occupational therapist assistants held about 21,000 jobs, and occupational therapist aides held approximately 5,400. About 30 percent of jobs for assistants and aides were in hospitals, 23 percent were in offices of occupational therapists, and 18 percent were in nursing care facilities. The rest were primarily in community care facilities for the elderly, home health care services, individual and family services, and State government agencies.