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Research Article  |   May 1981
Ladder to Professional Certification: The Career Mobility Program
Author Affiliations
  • Nancy G. Adams, M.A., OTR, is Clinical Training Supervisor, Occupational Therapy Training Unit, Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC; and member of the Career Mobility Review Committee, 1974 to present; Chair, 1977-1979
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Research Article   |   May 1981
Ladder to Professional Certification: The Career Mobility Program
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1981, Vol. 35, 328-331. doi:10.5014/ajot.35.5.328
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1981, Vol. 35, 328-331. doi:10.5014/ajot.35.5.328
Abstract

The Career Mobility Program provides an opportunity for certifield occupational therapy assistants to become occupational therapists, registered. Data were compiled about the 43 therapists who completed the program durings its first 5½ years. Performance on the certification examination and the candidates’ educational and employment backgrounds were studied. The advantages and disadvantages of participating in the program were gathered via follow-up questionnaires. More than 70 percent of 26 reported career advancement.