Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

31-2011 Occupational Therapy Assistants



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.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 607$23.12/hr$18.77/hr$20.73/hr$22.91/hr$25.26/hr$29.23/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services660$25.21/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/A$22.77/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 10$30.16/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$23.85/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$23.71/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$23.76/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$24.03/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$23.82/hr7.9%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$25.30/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$22.61/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 40$25.66/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 50$22.89/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 60$22.91/hr12.9%
Southeast Minnesota 60$23.62/hr9.4%
Central Minnesota 70$25.22/hr25.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 350$25.54/hr21.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 410$25.78/hrN/A
Minnesota 680$25.18/hr19.2%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,780$26.99/hr18.6%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 16,550$22.93/hr12.3%
Occupational Therapist Aides 50$16.36/hrN/A
Occupational Therapists 2,960$36.08/hr11.0%
Registered Nurses 69,000$38.12/hr11.1%
Physical Therapist Aides 300$17.94/hr16.3%
Physical Therapists 4,740$41.62/hr17.8%
Psychiatric Technicians 230$18.89/hr11.4%
Medical Assistants 10,010$19.79/hr25.3%
Recreational Therapists 390$26.65/hr12.9%


  • Perform clerical duties, such as scheduling appointments, collecting data, or documenting health insurance billings.
  • Evaluate the daily living skills or capacities of physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled clients.
  • Monitor patients' performance in therapy activities, providing encouragement.
  • Work under the direction of occupational therapists to plan, implement, or administer educational, vocational, or recreational programs that restore or enhance performance in individuals with functional impairments.
  • Assemble, clean, or maintain equipment or materials for patient use.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other healthcare professionals involved with the care of a patient.
  • Implement, or assist occupational therapists with implementing, treatment plans designed to help clients function independently.
  • Transport patients to and from the occupational therapy work area.
  • Select therapy activities to fit patients' needs and capabilities.
  • Observe and record patients' progress, attitudes, and behavior and maintain this information in client records.