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Career and Education Opportunities for Occupational Therapy Assistants in New Hampshire

New Hampshire has a population of 1,324,575, which has grown by 7.18% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Granite State," its capital is Concord, though its largest city is Manchester.

There are currently 110 working occupational therapy assistants in New Hampshire; this should grow by 28% to about 140 working occupational therapy assistants in the state by 2016. This is not quite as good as the national trend for occupational therapy assistants, which sees this job pool growing by about 29.8% over the next eight years. In general, occupational therapy assistants assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures.

Occupational therapy assistants earn approximately $19 hourly or $41,380 per year on average in New Hampshire. Nationally they average about $23 hourly or $48,230 annually. Compared with people working in the overall category of Occupational Therapy, people working as occupational therapy assistants in New Hampshire earn the same. They earn more than people working in the overall category of Occupational Therapy nationally. People working as occupational therapy assistants can fill a number of jobs, such as: independent living specialist, certified occupational therapy assistant-licensed , and licensed occupational therapy assistant.

In 2008, there were a total of 857,040 jobs in New Hampshire. The average annual income was $43,423 in 2008, up from $42,665 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in New Hampshire was 6.3% in 2009, which has grown by 2.4% since the previous year. Approximately 28.7% of New Hampshire residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in New Hampshire include retail trade, motor vehicle dealers, and automobile dealers. Notable tourist attractions include the Tri, the Franco Americain Centre, and the Sargent Museum.

CITIES WITH Occupational Therapy Assistant OPPORTUNITIES IN New Hampshire


JOB DESCRIPTION: Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, occupational therapy assistants assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. They also 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.

Every day, occupational therapy assistants are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. They need to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.

LOCATION INFORMATION: New Hampshire

New Hampshire
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New Hampshire has a population of 1,324,575, which has grown by 7.18% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Granite State," its capital is Concord, though its biggest city is Manchester. In 2008, there were a total of 857,040 jobs in New Hampshire. The average annual income was $43,423 in 2008, up from $42,665 the previous year. The unemployment rate in New Hampshire was 6.3% in 2009, which has grown by 2.4% since the previous year. Approximately 28.7% of New Hampshire residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in New Hampshire include retail trade, motor vehicle dealers, and automobile dealers. Notable tourist attractions include the Tri, the Queen City Speedway, and the See.