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Occupational Therapy Assistant Skills

What abilities and skills do you need?

OTAs have a very physically demanding job that requires stooping, bending, lifting, coordination and flexibility. Successful OTAs also must have good interpersonal skills, be able to work with a wide variety of people, be organized and self-directed, and be team players.

Would you like this work?

Ask yourself the following questions as you consider this field.

  • Do you like to be around and work with people?
  • Do you like science?
  • Do you like the field of medicine?
  • Can you work independently with little direct supervision?
  • Do you have patience?
  • Can you wait for extended periods of time before you see results of your work?
  • Do you like to work with your hands?
  • Are you creative and a good problem solver?

If this sounds like you, you may have just found your career!

Office Info

Office Hours

7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Hours may vary during summer – please call to confirm.

Office Location

Administration Building, Room 1442

Office Phone Number


Office Coordinator

Denise L Lammers

Program Contact

Francesca (Francie) Woods