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Updated 4 days ago

OT school why SOOO much group work? - 1 Reply

Hey! Don't get discouraged! OT is such an amazing field! I totally hear your pain- If I was in your shoes I would probably feel the same way. I'm an...


Updated 6 days ago

Failed Fieldwork II/ Plans for the future - 3 Replies

I know it's been a long time since you wrote this, I guess I should be asking, what was the outcome?


Updated 8 days ago

Canadian trained OT relocating to USA - 5 Replies

Hey! There are a lot of foreign born therapists that work here in the states. The paperwork is the main headache. As far as employers, co workers...


Updated 10 days ago

Torn between COTA and OTR - 49 Replies

Hello, The crazy thing is I would like to get both PTA and OTA or OT and PT!


Updated 10 days ago

Both an OT and PT? - 8 Replies

Hello, I know these are old comments, but has anyone completed both studies in OT and PT? I am in the process of completing my OT pre-reqs. I...


From OTA (Occupational Therapy Assistant ) to PA (Physician's Assistant)

I am currently pursuing my associates and in a 16 month program to become an OTA. I originally planned to continue my education afterwards and go all...


NYS license query

I've just moved from the UK (for my husbands work) - where I trained and worked as an OT for 8 years. I have been through the OTED process (took 6...


Updated 11 days ago

do you think I have a shot? - 10 Replies

Wow! Thanks for the info and advice. My pediatric ot volunteer experience has been wonderful. I feel like I have learned so much, and this is because...


Updated 12 days ago

Show me the money... - 75 Replies

[QUOTE who="anoldot in Melbourne, Florida"]Not. That is the major part of the job. That is what you write daily notes about everyday. That is what...

Angie Johnson

Night time OTs

I wanted to know if occupational therapist also had positions where they work at night. All of the forums and shadowing alludes to only day time...

OT new to HH

Updated 14 days ago

Home Health Care Per visit rate - 19 Replies

[QUOTE who="OT in Fremont, California"]Home care is very stressful. There is tons of paperwork/ computer work. I've worked for current agency for 15...


Updated 17 days ago

PRN - SNFs or ADHCs in Los Angeles - 1 Reply

(bump) Hi, I used to live in L.A. and worked mostly PRN in SNFs and ADHCs but have been gone for about 12 years. I'm planning a move back that...


Updated 17 days ago

OT salary in southern California - 4 Replies

The disparity in salary quotes is most likely due to OTs working in different settings and under different conditions. Hospitals pay really super...


Updated 17 days ago

Inidvidual Contracting OTR hiring another OTR - 1 Reply

Somewhere in the wording of your contract it should say whether or not sub-contracting is acceptable as per agreed upon. And, actually, it should be...


Updated 17 days ago

Please, I would like help deciding between OTA and OT - 2 Replies

(2 of 2) That being said, it's still faster and definitely cheaper (Community College if you can) to get your OTA. The pay is a bit less but not...


Updated 19 days ago

How difficult is Occupational Therapy School? - 58 Replies

Hi, i just found out yesterday that my very first choice in MOT programs is probably going away and I am very disappointed about this news. The...


Updated 21 days ago

OTA...Is it worth it? - 4 Replies

Thank you all so much!


Updated 21 days ago

New COTA graduate question - 2 Replies

Thanks so much for your imput


How do you get into hand therapy?

I am trying to find a paid mentorship in hand therapy. I may have an interview with Novacare in Philly. Is there any other places worth calling in...


Updated 22 days ago

Questioning OT - 1 Reply

Sounds like you want to be a Psychologist! We had a girl drop out of our class after a year when she realized she wanted to be a teacher :) You...


Updated 22 days ago

Can I work a part-time job during OT school? - 2 Replies

Yes, totally. I worked though OT school - waited tables 5 shifts a week. I've since worked with both a COTA who was going back for MOT, at Touro...


Updated 22 days ago

How did you choose your MOT/MS in OT Program? And what are job prospects for Peds? - 32 Replies

[QUOTE who="Megan in Denver, Colorado"]Hi Suzie Que, I just got accepted to the MOT program at CSU for an August 2011 start this week, yayy! ...


Updated 24 days ago

OT burnout - 424 Replies

[QUOTE who="lp in Wilmington, Delaware"]The problem is OT skills are not transferable to other occupations. The SNF's pay big bucks and it's hard to...


Updated 29 days ago

Don't do OT..I regret it. - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="diolord89 in Hamilton, Alabama"]Really? I was hoping to get into Occupational therapy or speech Therapy. I thought about because I like...


Updated 1 month ago

Can someone help me to see why I can't pass NBCOT Exam? - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="liveinamerica in Brooklyn, New York"]Hi, I was so frustrated today because I failed the OTR AGAIN after SEVEN times try. Yes, it is the...


Updated 1 month ago

I am looking to form a study group or find a study partner for the NBCOT exam! - 60 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 1 month ago

AOTA/NBCOT Study Prep - 5 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 1 month ago

NBCOT character review - 3 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 1 month 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 1 month 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...


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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

I meant at

OT - New Grad

Updated 1 month 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....

Aus SP

Updated 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

volunteer work? - 31 Replies

i have no experience in ot and want some volunteer work to gain experience. where would i look for some flexible opportunities? i am most interested...

Maria Rubio in Michigan

Updated 2 months ago

Volunteer Experience - 15 Replies

Hi, I'm new to the forum. I've worked in numerous fields that, unfortunately, were not fits for me. So, I'm just interested in learning more about...

MSGIBSON in Phoenix, Arizona

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?

Running1987 in Springfield, Massachusetts

Updated 2 months ago

OTA and OT school - 2 Replies

Hi, I graduated college back in 2011 with a degeee in Justice and Law Administration. GPA was so so about a 2.7. Since then did a year and 2 year's...

AlohaOTA in Waipahu, Hawaii

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...

OT22 in San Francisco, California

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 2 months ago

Paying For Grad School (Occupational Therapy) - 30 Replies

Hey, Im a senior and looking into going to grad school for occupational therapy. I have heard that there are a lot of companies and organizations...

laurenjot in San Jose, California

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...

Jenny in Miami, Florida

Updated 3 months ago

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

I am a first year 2nd grade teacher who is realizing that teaching, while often rewarding, is not really for me. I have to admit I didn't really know...

OTinMI in Troy, Michigan

Updated 3 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 3 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...

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