2012 Third Qtr-OTA-Program Trends

2012 Third Qtr-OTA-Program Trends








Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

Occupation Report for Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
August 28, 2012
2012 Third Quarter Data for 2013-2017 Projections
Western Technical College District

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Region Info
Name: Western Technical College District
Description: Western district counties
County Areas: Buffalo, Wisconsin (55011), Crawford, Wisconsin (55023), Jackson, Wisconsin (55053), Juneau,
Wisconsin (55057), La Crosse, Wisconsin (55063), Monroe, Wisconsin (55081), Trempealeau, Wisconsin
(55121), Vernon, Wisconsin (55123)

Selected Occupations

Occupation
Occupational Therapist Assistants (SOC 31-2011)

Education Level
Associate's degree

Executive Summary

Basic Information
2013 Occupational Jobs
2017 Occupational Jobs
Total Change
Total % Change
Openings
2012 Median Hourly Earnings

79
84
5
6.34%
11
$18.38

Occupational Change Summary

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2013
Jobs

Region
Regional Total
State Total
National Total

79
835
31,781

2017
Change
Jobs
84
882
35,404

5
47
3,623

%
Change
6%
6%
11%

2012
Median
Hourly
Earnings
$18.38
$20.86
$24.16

Openin
gs
11
100
5,447

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2

Top Industries for Selected Occupation

NAICS
Code
622110
623110
621340
903611
624310
551114
623312

Name
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (Private)
Nursing Care Facilities
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech
Therapists, and Audiologists
Elementary and Secondary Schools (Local
Government)
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing
Offices
Homes for the Elderly

2013
Jobs
27
19

2017
Jobs
28
20

1
1

%
Change
4%
5%

17

19

2

12%

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Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2

Data Sources and Calculations

Industry Data
In order to capture a complete picture of industry employment, EMSI basically combines covered employment
data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produced by the Department of Labor with total
employment data in Regional Economic Information System (REIS) published by the Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA), augmented with County Business Patterns (CBP) and Nonemployer Statistics (NES) published
by the U.S. Census Bureau. Projections are based on the latest available EMSI industry data, 15-year past local
trends in each industry, growth rates in statewide and (where available) sub-state area industry projections
published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development,
Bureau of Workforce Information.

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