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27% Chance of Automation
“Therapy Tech” will almost certainly not be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #231 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is 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.
- Observe patients' attendance, progress, attitudes, and accomplishments and record and maintain information in client records.
- Supervise patients in choosing and completing work assignments or arts and crafts projects.
- Manage intradepartmental infection control and equipment security.
- Perform clerical, administrative, and secretarial duties, such as answering phones, restocking and ordering supplies, filling out paperwork, and scheduling appointments.
- Prepare and maintain work area, materials, and equipment and maintain inventory of treatment and educational supplies.
- Evaluate the living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled clients.
- Report to supervisors or therapists, verbally or in writing, on patients' progress, attitudes, attendance, and accomplishments.
- Transport patients to and from the occupational therapy work area.
- Assist educational specialists or clinical psychologists in administering situational or diagnostic tests to measure client's abilities or progress.
- Demonstrate therapy techniques, such as manual and creative arts and games.
- 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.
- Encourage patients and attend to their physical needs to facilitate the attainment of therapeutic goals.
- 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.
Related Technology & Tools
- Wood chisels
- Sewing machines
- Rotary punches
- Rawhide mallets
- Multi-line telephone systems
- Latch hooks
- Sewing needles
- Orthopedic splints
- Augmentative communication systems
- Punching awls
- Scooter boards
- Braille writers
- Multi-purpose saw sets
- Adaptive cutlery
- Beading needles
- Dressing sticks
- Power hand sanders
- Therapeutic balls
- Crochet hooks
- Rivet setters
- Personal computers
- Rehabilitation training ramps
- Desktop computers
- Hand weights
- Transfer belts
- Wheeled walkers
- Lacing needles
- Knitting needles
- Leather scissors
- Communication boards
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Billing software
- Microsoft Excel
- MEDITECH software
- Scheduling software
- Microsoft Word
- Data entry software
- Electronic medical record EMR software
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft Office