Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

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Contacts for Interviews:

  • Chuck de las Alas, Administrative Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 765.660.7990 or chuck.delasalas@mgh.net

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Interview Questions Answered:

  1. To hire a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA), we will look for the necessary education and licensure in the state of Indiana.
  2. Pay range will begin at around $16.70 per hour and wage is determined by experience and education.
  3. A typical day will involve assisting with organizing and conducting occupational therapy treatment programs as planned by the occupational therapist to facilitate rehab; preparing clinical notes and progress reports and participating in educating the patient and family..
  4. Negative of career = stressful. Benefit = making a difference in patients' lives every day (rewarding and fulfilling).
  5. MGH offers a standard benefit package, including paid time off (holidays, sick and vacation time) as well as a comprehensive health insurance plan.

Local Educational Institutions:

Ball State University / http://www.bsu.edu / 765.285.5571

Indiana University-Kokomo / http://www.iuk.edu / 765.455.9288

Ivy Tech State College / http://www.ivytech.edu/





University of St. Francis / http://www.stfrancis.edu / 800.735.7500 

American Association for Respiratory Care: