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2021 Illinois Occupational Therapy Assistants Salary Guide

Assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with state laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

Illinois Occupational Therapy Assistants Salary 2021

Salary

$63.9K

Growth

17%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Occupational Therapy Assistants Make in Illinois 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $39,380 $51,940 $63,940 $76,920 $86,530
Hourly Wage $18.93 $24.97 $30.74 $36.98 $41.60

How Much Do Occupational Therapy Assistants Make in Illinois 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$39,380
$51,940
$63,940
$76,920
$86,530
Hourly Wage
$18.93
$24.97
$30.74
$36.98
$41.60

What Do Occupational Therapy Assistants Do?

Assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with state laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

Also known as:

Acute Care Occupational Therapy Assistant, Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA), Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant/Licensed (COTA/L), Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Licensed (COTA-L), Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA), Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), School Based Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Staff Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant/Licensed (Staff COTA/L)

  • Develop patient therapy programs.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Encourage patients during therapeutic activities.
  • Teach medical procedures or medical equipment use to patients.
  • Record vital statistics or other health information.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Teach basic living or other adaptive skills to patients or caregivers.
  • Maintain medical records.
  • Encourage patients during therapeutic activities.
  • Assist patients with daily activities.
  • Implement therapeutic programs to improve patient functioning.
  • Confer with other professionals to plan patient care.
  • Administer screening tests to determine abilities or treatment needs.
  • Attend educational events to update medical knowledge.
  • Prepare medical reports or documents.
  • Communicate patient status to other health practitioners.
  • Develop patient therapy programs.
  • Implement therapeutic programs to improve patient functioning.
  • Teach basic living or other adaptive skills to patients or caregivers.
  • Teach medical procedures to healthcare personnel.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.
  • Process medical billing information.
  • Schedule patient procedures or appointments.
  • Maintain medical equipment or instruments.
  • Clean medical equipment.
  • Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use.
  • Confer with other professionals to plan patient care.
  • Inventory medical supplies or equipment.
  • Move patients to or from treatment areas.
  • Make patient-assistive devices or device models.
  • Administer screening tests to determine abilities or treatment needs.

Occupational Therapy Assistants Job Outlook in Illinois

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
Illinois 2,230 2,610 17% 300
United States 47,100 63,500 35% 6,900

Occupational Therapy Assistants Job Outlook in Illinois

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
Illinois
2,230
2,610
17%
300
United States
47,100
63,500
35%
6,900

Occupational Therapy Assistants Schooling & Experience

  • Associate's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Occupational Therapy Assistants Schools in Illinois

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Occupational Therapist Assistant Chicago, IL 2 years: 22
Fox College Occupational Therapist Assistant Bedford Park, IL 2 years: 43
Illinois Central College Occupational Therapist Assistant East Peoria, IL 2 years: 13
John A Logan College Occupational Therapist Assistant Carterville, IL 2 years: 16
Kaskaskia College Occupational Therapist Assistant Centralia, IL 2 years: 1
Lewis and Clark Community College Occupational Therapist Assistant Godfrey, IL 2 years: 23
Lincoln Land Community College Occupational Therapist Assistant Springfield, IL 2 years: 17
McHenry County College Occupational Therapist Assistant Crystal Lake, IL 2 years: 14
Parkland College Occupational Therapist Assistant Champaign, IL 2 years: 17
Shawnee Community College Occupational Therapist Assistant Ullin, IL 2 years: 5

Occupational Therapy Assistants Schools in Illinois

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Chicago, IL
2 years: 22
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Bedford Park, IL
2 years: 43
Occupational Therapist Assistant
East Peoria, IL
2 years: 13
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Carterville, IL
2 years: 16
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Centralia, IL
2 years: 1
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Godfrey, IL
2 years: 23
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Springfield, IL
2 years: 17
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Crystal Lake, IL
2 years: 14
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Champaign, IL
2 years: 17
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Ullin, IL
2 years: 5

Occupational Therapy Assistants Jobs in Illinois.

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Assisted Director of Nursing Brookdale Senior Living Glen Ellyn, Illinois 09/24/2021 Yes
Behavior Technician - Company Paid RBT, CPI, and CPR courses BY YOUR SIDE - Autism Therapy Services Streamwood, Illinois 09/24/2021 No
Behavior Technician - Company Paid RBT, CPI, and CPR courses BY YOUR SIDE - Autism Therapy Services Morton Grove, Illinois 09/24/2021 No
Behavior Technician - Company Paid RBT, CPI, and CPR courses BY YOUR SIDE - Autism Therapy Services St. Charles, Illinois 09/24/2021 No
Behavior Technician (ABA Therapy) Learn It Systems Deerfield, Illinois 09/23/2021 No
Behavior Technician (ABA Therapy) Learn It Systems Northbrook, Illinois 09/23/2021 No
Behavior Therapist (ABA) Learn It Systems Evanston, Illinois 09/23/2021 No
Certified Nursing Assistant - new wage Greystone Health Inverness, Illinois 09/24/2021 No
Certified Nursing Assistant New Wage and Sign On Bonus $1,000 Greystone Health Inverness, Illinois 09/24/2021 No
CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT - OUTPATIENT Southern Illinois Healthcare Marion, Illinois 09/24/2021 No

Occupational Therapy Assistants Jobs in Illinois.

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Brookdale Senior Living
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
09/24/2021
Yes
BY YOUR SIDE - Autism Therapy Services
Streamwood, Illinois
09/24/2021
No
BY YOUR SIDE - Autism Therapy Services
Morton Grove, Illinois
09/24/2021
No
BY YOUR SIDE - Autism Therapy Services
St. Charles, Illinois
09/24/2021
No
Learn It Systems
Deerfield, Illinois
09/23/2021
No
Learn It Systems
Northbrook, Illinois
09/23/2021
No
Learn It Systems
Evanston, Illinois
09/23/2021
No
Greystone Health
Inverness, Illinois
09/24/2021
No
Greystone Health
Inverness, Illinois
09/24/2021
No
Southern Illinois Healthcare
Marion, Illinois
09/24/2021
No

Occupational Therapy Assistants Salary Guide 2021

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