Yesterday we started a series on the five fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. that require an associate’s degree by looking at cardiovascular techs. Next on the list: occupational therapist assistants. (There’s a definite health care-related flavor to the top five, as you may have noticed.)
This occupation, the fourth fastest-growing at the associate-degree level, has seen 12% growth nationally from 2006-10 with nearly 30,000 estimated total jobs in 2010 according the latest data in our research tool, Analyst.
Below is an interactive map that shows three pieces of data for each state and Washington, D.C. in regard to occupational therapist assistants: percentage growth from ’06-10; ranking by percentage growth; and 2010 total jobs.
To go along with the map, here are the top 10 states by percentage-growth rank:
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