Students from Rutgers University tell ADVANCE why they’ve chosen to become an OTA.

In a recent poll, 72% of our readers said they feel the occupational therapy assistant is not properly recognized or utilized in the occupational therapy profession. But practitioners, future practitioners and educators alike are working to change that perception.

ADVANCE spoke to students of the Rutgers School of Health Profession’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program about why they chose to become an OTA and what motivates them for the future.

Check out what the students had to say below, and be sure to also check out the cover story of our November issue on the future of the OTA!

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