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Based on 919 responses, the job of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.04 out of 5. On average, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)s are highly satisfied with their job.
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Q: What is it like working as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)?

May 2015
"Rewarding."
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA):
Pros: I enjoy working with patients and seeing their progress from dependent to independent. The staff that I work with all have a great sense of humor which is important to have when working long hours as well as making therapy fun for the patients.
Cons: There are large gaps in pay scales with COTAs depending on the year you were hired. Some COTAs make over $30-35 and I make $24.48 an hour. I don't like how only one therapist from each discipline can take off even if it's a holiday. My job also is $100% productive so paperwork is on your own time.
June 2015
"My job."
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA):
Pros: I love working with children!.
Cons: I'm tired of all the driving !..
August 2015
"That there would be no raises."
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA):
August 2015
"No raises given ever."
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA):
Don't go into this field.
November 2015
"Advancements limited as a COTA."
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA):
Learn as much as possible. Don't limit yourself to one area of care. Unfortunately there will be a time that you know more than the OTR and may even be training a new OT grad and you won't get paid as much or get the respect you deserve. Some OT's maybe threatened by COTA and go as far as taking credit for COTA's work. Educate and promote role of COTA, many don't know all that COTA's are licensed to do.
December 2015
"The benefits, salary caps."
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA):
January 2016
"Use if self."
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA):
Know why you are in this field personally and don't be offended when that is questioned by anyone, while you continue to carry out your work as efficiently as possible. It is ok not to know what is expected of you because as you open your self to learn accepting the need to do so you will grow to know more than what is expected. It is for you to put it to use.