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New COTA graduate question

Hi I am a new grad in Florida and am recently certified and licensed as an OTA. This is a second career for me. I also have a bachelor's degree...


OTA...Is it worth it?

I'm going to be a senior in high school in the fall, and I'll be applying to colleges. I was thinking about going to a community college and getting...


Updated 4 days ago

Would I even be looked at by OT programs? - 11 Replies

I am going to be applying to Salem State once the application becomes available. I am a little concerned with my stats. I have a 3.32 overall GPA and...


Updated 6 days ago

Going back to school for Occupational Therapy - 11 Replies

I also forgot to mention that, in my experience, the field of social work does not provide job security. I've had two jobs in which I was laid off...


Updated 8 days ago

Can someone help me to see why I can't pass NBCOT Exam? - 1 Reply

Hi, im on the same boat as you, i studied abroad and have taken the exam 5 times and am looking for solutions as well. Im looking for a study partner...


Pay at Pediatric Clinic

Hi, As a new grad I'm wondering about pay in private SI/pediatric clinics. I've heard of OTs being paid hourly, and only if a client shows up. How...


Updated 9 days ago

Don't do OT..I regret it. - 1 Reply

Really? I was hoping to get into Occupational therapy or speech Therapy. I thought about because I like to be up and moving about and Speech because...


Updated 15 days ago

Need suggestions on NBCOT Exam and Therapyed Course. ..Please !! - 8 Replies

Selling my Nbcot AOTA Prep subscription at affordable price. Many months left. email: etingskie@gmail.com Therapy ed study guide 6th ed with CD...


Updated 15 days ago

Condensed Therapy Ed OTR Study Guide - 1 Reply

Selling my exam prep subscription at affordable price. Many months left. email: etingskie@gmail.com Therapy ed study guide 6th ed with CD No...


Updated 15 days ago

Selling books - 5 Replies

Therapy ed study guide 6th ed with CD No highlight marks but have ballpen lines $40 + shipping etingskie@gmail.com


Updated 15 days ago

The Best and Worst thing about Being an OT - 257 Replies

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Updated 21 days ago

How difficult is Occupational Therapy School? - 57 Replies

I'm telling you. Try Stanbridge in Irvine , Cali--- it's not weekends but they do have a 2 day a week program.

OT - New Grad

Updated 22 days ago

Non-clinical/less physical jobs for OT?? - 3 Replies

I was not only dreading my job, but I was BURNT OUT, physically and mentally! I did not like working in a SNF, but that was the only job I could...


Anyone in ergonomics???

I'm interested in occupational therapy and I was wondering if any of you are in the field of ergonomics/know of any other fellow OT's who are in it....


Updated 23 days ago

do you think I have a shot? - 2 Replies

Thanks for the feedback! The application period for the 2016 cohort will open soon, so I haven't even applied yet. It has taken a lot of work and...

Kaylee V Miller

Updated 23 days ago

Show me the money... - 74 Replies

[QUOTE who="Rachel in Geneva, New York"]I am in college with a psych major, but I have been shadowing an occupational therapist at an acute rehab...

Aus SP

Updated 26 days ago

Fieldwork Issues - 77 Replies

[QUOTE who="Cayenne in San Diego, California"]Instead, I was left to flounder, going home, crying every day. This has knocked me down, made me feel...


Updated 27 days ago

AOTA/NBCOT Study Prep - 4 Replies

Selling my exam prep questions with rationales for a very good price. Many months left before expiration. Email me: etingskie@gmail.com


Updated 28 days ago

I need a study partner for nbcot exam - 16 Replies

[QUOTE who="Gemma in Brooklyn, New York"]What books are you guys using to study for the NBCOT exam???[/QUOTE] Selling my exam prep subscription at...


Updated 1 month ago

I am looking to form a study group or find a study partner for the NBCOT exam! - 59 Replies

[QUOTE who="Eting in Des Plaines, Illinois"]I'm looking for a study partner. Are you done?[/QUOTE] My email is etingskie@gmail.com


Updated 1 month ago

NBCOT character review - 2 Replies

I'm looking for a study partner. My email is etingskie@gmail.com


Updated 1 month ago

OT salary in southern California - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="OT123 in Los Angeles, California"] And to gixerkiller, as OTs we actually end up being limited by insurance reimbursement. Insurance...


Updated 1 month ago

volunteer work? - 31 Replies

[QUOTE who="blankenship98 in Austin, Texas"]I am an occupational therapist and I work in Austin Texas in Home Health . Not sure that home health...

Maria Rubio

Updated 1 month ago

Volunteer Experience - 15 Replies

Hi, I am currently a student at LCC (Lansing Community College) and I was wondering if anyone can refer me to any sites where I can shadow OT's and...


OT Practioner Interview

I would like to interview an OT or COTA for an assignment. Its a ten question interview. It will be very brief. Any takers?


Updated 1 month ago

OTA and OT school - 2 Replies

Question is I see about 4 full time OT positions and 4 per diem OTA positions. Soneone said you'll end up broke, no insurance, and struggling to...


ACOTE Accreddited but not regionally accreddited OTA Program

Hi all, For my OTA program, the school I went to was ACOTE accredited but not regionally accredited. The school had a transfer agreement in place...


Fieldwork at a Skilled Nursing Facility

I am about to start my fieldwork at a skilled nursing facility in about 2 weeks. Does anyone have any tips on what material to review before I start?...


Updated 1 month ago

Paying For Grad School (Occupational Therapy) - 30 Replies

I plan to get into OT program but my concern is not being able to work while going to school to help [pay some bills. the program i want to get into...


independent contractor

I am considering becoming an independent contractor OT to do per diem work in home health. I live in California and currently work per diem at a SNF...


Updated 1 month ago

Canadian trained OT relocating to USA - 4 Replies

I would like to know if employers are open to internationally trained OTs. I just know they want the NBCOT credential. One good thing is I see a lot...


Updated 1 month ago

2nd grade teacher considering OT... - 5 Replies

Hi everyone! I found this post and I am so happy about it! I am a high school teacher and I am currently dealing with the same situation. During...

OTinMI in Troy, Michigan

Updated 2 months ago

Advice for entry level therapist needed! - 6 Replies

Hi all, I recently graduated and have started my first job as an occupational therapist. It's been two weeks so far however I feel so anxious and...

OT623 in Buffalo, New York

Updated 2 months ago

Starting a Private Pediatric Practice - 91 Replies

I'm thinking about starting a private pediatric practice and would appreciate any suggestions on where to get info. about starting one up. I...

wrota in Boston, Massachusetts

Updated 2 months ago

Torn between COTA and OTR - 48 Replies

I am 21 years old. I have my associates in Early Childhood-6th grade teaching. I love to be around children. I know that I want to work with kids as...

Xkirstyw in United Kingdom

OT working abroad

Hi guys I am a qualified OT and I have been working for around 2 years. I am now wanting to work abroad for a while but struggling to find...

MarlaOT in Port Charlotte, Florida

Updated 3 months ago

OT burnout - 421 Replies

Any OT's experiencing burnout? Does anyone know of any job alternatives outside of clinic/hospital settings?

GOOT in New Orleans, Louisiana

Grades in OT school

I'm curious what kind of grades everyone got in OT school. I've been out of school a while and am in my 1st semester of school and am struggling...

georgy in Naperville, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

Am I too old to begin OT school? - 34 Replies

Actually, that isn't my only question (this is gonna be a looooong post). I'm hoping to get some overall advice on whether or not going to OT school...

epiphysis in Bangor, Maine

Updated 3 months ago

Easy OT schools to get into - 46 Replies

I'm currently applying to grad schools for my Masters in Occupational Therapy. I have a 3.3 undergrad GPA, 4.0 in my pre-reqs and I'm studying for...

Lain in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

Chicago State University scandal? - 4 Replies

I have been hearing and reading some really negative things about CSU. Is anyone currently in the MOT or has been to the program that can shed some...

futureCOTA in Greenwich, Ohio

NBCOT Character Review

Hi, I'm just finishing up my level 2 fieldwork and am applying for the NBCOT exam and am in a stressful situation. My issue is related to the last...

jazz in Marlton, New Jersey

Updated 3 months ago

OTA to OT Route - 58 Replies

Did anyone transition from OTA to OT and would you recommend it? I have posted here before and I have a masters in Nutrition but want to break...

Kay in Brandon, Florida

Updated 3 months ago

OT vs. RN - 148 Replies

What do you think is a better career option?

Antmart in Bronx, New York

Dominican College?

Have anyone heard of or attended Dominican College of Blauvelt in Orangeburg, NY? They have a bridge program but it is a private institution. They...

JMR in Oakland, California

Updated 3 months ago

San Jose State OT - 594 Replies

Has anyone attend San Jose OT program or knows anything about it?

Kipper99 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 3 months ago

Can you be pregnant during fieldwork? - 14 Replies

Hi, I am an OT student. I will be starting my second level 2 in January and was thinking about trying to get pregnant now. I was wondering if any...

AdrianaG in Edinburg, Texas

For any Occupationa Therapist... NEED YOUR HELP!

I am have an assignment to interview an OT. If you can go ahead and answer the questions below that would be awesome!! Thank you in advance!...

Metta in London, United Kingdom

Updated 3 months ago

OT Graduate degree abroad?? - 1 Reply

Hi, I'm currently (very anxiously) awaiting responses from my last two OT programs that I applied to: one being a Masters (accepting 45 people), and...

ProspectiveOT in Farmington, Michigan

Updated 3 months ago

What to do if rejected by grad schools? - 1 Reply

So I'm still waiting to hear back from the schools that I applied to to see if I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted.... I'm going to reapply for the...

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