Will “Therapy Tech” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
27% Chance of Automation
“Therapy Tech” will almost certainly not be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #231 out of #702, where higher means less likely to be replaced.
Under close supervision of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing patient and treatment room.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 31-2012.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 31,840.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 15.00
- Currently, there are 7,210 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Occupational Therapy Aides”.
Also Known As…
- Occupational Therapy Aides
- Restorative Coordinator
- Restorative Aide
- Rehabilitation Technician (Rehab Tech)
- Rehabilitation Services Aide
- Rehabilitation Aide (Rehab Aide)
- Occupational Therapy Technician (OT Tech)
- Occupational Therapy Aide (OT Aide)
- Direct Support Staff
- Direct Service Professional
- Certified Occupational Rehabilitation Aide (CORA)
- Restorative, Rehab Aide
- Rehabilitation Tech
- Rehabilitation Aide/Scheduler
- Program Trainer
- Occupational Therapist Aide (OT Aide)
- Occupational Rehabilitation Aide
- Independent Living Specialist
- Direct Support Professional
Tasks for “Therapy Tech”
- Adjust and repair assistive devices and make adaptive changes to other equipment and to environments.
- Transport patients to and from the occupational therapy work area.
- Evaluate the living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled clients.
- Prepare and maintain work area, materials, and equipment and maintain inventory of treatment and educational supplies.
- Encourage patients and attend to their physical needs to facilitate the attainment of therapeutic goals.
- Observe patients' attendance, progress, attitudes, and accomplishments and record and maintain information in client records.
- Perform clerical, administrative, and secretarial duties, such as answering phones, restocking and ordering supplies, filling out paperwork, and scheduling appointments.
- Report to supervisors or therapists, verbally or in writing, on patients' progress, attitudes, attendance, and accomplishments.
- Accompany patients on outings, providing transportation when necessary.
- Assist occupational therapists in planning, implementing, and administering therapy programs to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance, using selected activities and special equipment.
- Demonstrate therapy techniques, such as manual and creative arts and games.
- Instruct patients and families in work, social, and living skills, the care and use of adaptive equipment, and other skills to facilitate home and work adjustment to disability.
- Supervise patients in choosing and completing work assignments or arts and crafts projects.
- Manage intradepartmental infection control and equipment security.
- Assist educational specialists or clinical psychologists in administering situational or diagnostic tests to measure client's abilities or progress.
Related Technology & Tools
- Augmentative communication systems
- Communication boards
- Braille writers
- Multi-purpose saw sets
- Hand weights
- Sewing needles
- Power hand sanders
- Wheeled walkers
- Leather scissors
- Orthopedic splints
- Wood chisels
- Transfer belts
- Rawhide mallets
- Scooter boards
- Punching awls
- Rehabilitation training ramps
- Adaptive cutlery
- Knitting needles
- Crochet hooks
- Latch hooks
- Desktop computers
- Sewing machines
- Rivet setters
- Beading needles
- Dressing sticks
- Multi-line telephone systems
- Therapeutic balls
- Personal computers
- Rotary punches
- Lacing needles
- Scheduling software
- Billing software
- Electronic medical record EMR software
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Access
- MEDITECH software
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Data entry software