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Updated 1 day ago

San Jose State OT - 560 Replies

[QUOTE who="Giselle in Mountain View, California"]Congrats to everyone who has been accepted! I too am both excited and nervous about going back to...


Updated 2 days ago

Occupational Therapy vs. Recreational Therapy - 1 Reply

HopefulDelilah, I'm a little late to answering your question but I wanted to give you my input. I have a master's degree in recreational therapy....


Updated 2 days ago

OT burnout - 420 Replies

Hey still hoping! Maybe try working per diem or something to save up for retirement. OT has good pay and benefits that are not dependent on...


Updated 3 days ago

OTA to OT Bridge Program (No Bachelors Required) - 2 Replies

FloridaGirl, as an OTA do you find that there are jobs for OTAs here? I've seen a few posted here (Tampa Bay Area) but without all the forums saying...

Sgirl interested in OT

Do Private Practices for adults exist in OT?

I was just wondering if it's possible to have a private practice that is NOT a pediatric practice. I have googled "private practice OT adults" and...


Updated 4 days ago

Is the debt to become an OT worth it? - 17 Replies

[QUOTE who="Jbrown in Stuart, Florida"]Don't forget how much money u will make I have been a therapist since 1991. I make 40 a hour. But they don't...


Updated 5 days ago

I am looking to form a study group or find a study partner for the NBCOT exam! - 52 Replies

Hai, i live in boston i would like to study in group for physical therapy assistant,if any one interested plz let me know


Updated 15 days ago

OT Travel Companies - 27 Replies

I am wondering why the facility requires training from a traveler.Maybe your recruiter can find out if it is really required or not. I have not had...


Updated 16 days ago

Fieldwork Issues - 76 Replies

Reading all your comments has been so helpful to me! I went through a similar experience recently. For my first level II, I was placed in an acute...


MOT vs COTA already have MEd and mom of small kids

I am looking for some insight. I have a masters in special needs and worked as a special needs teacher for just 3 years prior to the birth of my 2nd...

darren shearer

Updated 20 days ago

Appealing NBCOT results - 2 Replies

Don't expect any justice from this unethical and unmoral organization. The top figure heads have no OT background and run the show. They sent me a...


Updated 21 days ago

OTA to OT Route - 58 Replies

[QUOTE who="Kelley in Crystal Lake, Illinois"]I am 42 years old with bacholar's degree in English interested in becoming a occupational therapist....


Updated 22 days ago

OT as a guy / Guy OTs - 23 Replies



Updated 22 days ago

Torn between COTA and OTR - 38 Replies

[QUOTE who="wrota in Boston, Massachusetts"]Interesting fact...in the Boston area (not sure about other markets) COTAs make very close to what OTRs...

Irina , New York

Would like to form a professional study/article review study group.

Hello friends, I am looking to form a review or study group, for exchange of new information, staying current and earn those PDUs. "Meetings" can...


Updated 26 days ago

I'm torn between becoming a Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist? - 301 Replies

I'm a middle aged man interested in pursuing a Masters in OT but would like more information about the profession to see if it's a good fit for me....


Updated 27 days ago

The Best and Worst thing about Being an OT - 302 Replies

I'm a middle aged man interested in pursuing a Masters in OT but would like more information about the profession to see if it's a good fit for me....

Sgirl interested in OT

Occupational Therapy and Multi-tasking

Do you have to be good at multi-tasking to be good as an OT? When I say multi-tasking, I mean literally doing two things at once, so that you have...


Updated 1 month ago

Canadian OT wanting to work in California, USA - 21 Replies

I am An Occupational Therapist and want to migrate to Canada , Please let me know the position of getting direct Occupational Therapist Job offer...


Updated 1 month ago

Stats for Acceptance into USC - 1 Reply

I was accepted into USC 4 years ago and my stats were 3.1 GPA, 1200(old scale) GRE with 5.0 AWA, 130 hours volunteering in mental health setting. OT...


Condensed Therapy Ed OTR Study Guide

I am selling my condensed but VERY thorough OTR study guide that is neatly typed and goes along with the Therapy Ed book, page by page. I recently...


USC OT program Cost$$

I am a 27 year old mommy of 1 so far :)looking to apply to USC Master program next year. One thing that I am most concerned about is the cost$$$. The...


OT vs Pharmacy

I'm really torn between the two fields. I started off at a 4 year working on a biostatistics degree, but I found myself really unhappy at the school...


Updated 1 month ago

BS/MS program or get bachelor's then apply to master's? - 22 Replies

[QUOTE who="anticuti in Brentwood, California"]SJSU still has the entry-level master of OT program. It is the online post-professional master of OT...


Canadian trained OT relocating to USA

I am a new graduate Canadian trained OT that is interested in relocating to work in the USA. I am in the process of preparing to write the NBCOT exam...


Updated 2 months ago

OT vs. RN - 149 Replies

I doubt you are an OT with grammar like that. HAHA


Updated 2 months ago

Anyone struggling with the OT job market in Canada ? - 13 Replies

Why is it so hard to find an OT job in Canada?


M.S. in Occupational Therapy and GPA advice (please help)

Hi all. I'm in NYC and trying to pursue an MS in Occupational therapy. I've taken most of the pre-reqs at a two year CUNY school to save money. I'm...


Updated 2 months ago

Would I even be looked at by OT programs? - 6 Replies

[QUOTE who="OTAKA80 in Las Vegas, Nevada"]I went back to OT school with an undergrad in political science and a low gpa of around 2.5.. however, I...


Updated 3 months ago

how to leave occupational therapy behind - 14 Replies

[QUOTE who="OTdude in Piscataway, New Jersey"]Amen.[/QUOTE] I have been wanting to be an OT for twenty years and never went back to school. I am...


Updated 3 months ago

OT degree from overseas?? Post professional master degree in US? -- 2013 NBCOT NEW handbook!!! - 36 Replies

Thanks for all that information Eileen. I really don't know how to proceed with this. I don't know that it is worthwhile doing the PPMOT then wait...


light bulbs

I work at a place that fails to see the need to make an older building more accessible. The stairs are unsafe, the lighting is horrible. Staff say...


Updated 3 months ago

Transferring OT School - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="SK in Rowlett, Texas"]S in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:Hello, I currently am going to school out of state and am in my second semester of...


Updated 3 months ago

Selling books - 1 Reply

Hello, I am selling my NBCOT Therapy Ed 7th edition book (CD included). This is the newest version with color. There are highlights in the...


Updated 3 months ago

Occupational therapy master's program - 763 Replies

[QUOTE who="Kat111 in Los Angeles, California"]If someone who is currently in or recently was enrolled in the CSUDH OT program could help me out,...



Hi, I am interested in becoming an OT. I have worked with both PT and OT over the five year's in healthcare. I enjoy working in the mental health...


Updated 3 months ago

How is OT Program at university of buffalo suny? - 14 Replies

Hi Future OT, Were you able to start your OT Program at Buffalo University? How is it now? Iam thinking of going back to school secondary to new...


Updated 3 months ago

Going back to school for Occupational Therapy - 9 Replies

[QUOTE who="OTstudenttobe in Somerset, New Jersey"]Hi socialworkgal I wanted to reach out to you because I feel like our situations are semi-similar....


Updated 3 months ago

What can I do besides OT??!! - 1 Reply

You are fully qualified for a director of rehab type of position I would think!



Hi! I came across this discussion group and wanted to take this chance to seek out info on how other therapists have found mentors. I find myself...


Updated 3 months ago

Volunteer Experience - 15 Replies

Hello, I am currently a 3rd year undergrad at UCI and was wondering if anyone can refer me to any sites where I can shadow OTs and get volunteer...

Jessica Speller

Updated 4 months ago

How difficult is Occupational Therapy School? - 41 Replies

[QUOTE who="Lsu1414@aol.com in United Kingdom"]No, it is not a mistake, I did the same thing, I got my bachelors in something else, came home went to...


Job prospects for International students in America

Hello, My name is sujith, I want to do Masters in OT in america. I would like to take some suggestions from you guys regarding 1. Job...


Updated 4 months ago

Chicago State University scandal? - 2 Replies

Hi Tony. I'm a recent grad from Chicago State's MOT program. I totally understand you feeling like the staff who handles admissions is rude. The...


Updated 4 months ago

SELLING OTA Subscription $120 (200worth ( good for 8 mos) and OT books : Case Smith (6th ed) and Trombly/Radomski (7th ed) - 5 Replies

I am interested too please! My email is Lmnop123@aol.com


Do you want feedback on your OT personal statement?

Hello OT applicants! If anyone would like written feedback email me at skyocean25@gmail.com. I have time to look at 5 personal statements. A...


Updated 4 months ago

Occupational Therapy new graduate angst - 1 Reply

Hi James, you did the 4 year OT degree in Ireland the voluntary position is also in Ireland? I think for a new grad, you should start somewhere...


Updated 4 months ago

How much do Occupational Therapist actually earn? - 18 Replies

[QUOTE who="Amber in Madison Heights, Michigan"]I also disagree with Van, I am a new grad OT from michigan and everyone from class got a job right...

Paul Grace

NBCOT Certification Examination Test Preparation

It is unlawful for anyone to copy, post online, sell, or modify NBCOT examination test preparation materials. NBCOT monitors sites that these actions...


Updated 4 months ago

NBCOT Exam Scoring - 2 Replies

OT123, Nope failed by 3 points and never failed anything in my life. I've been devastated and terrified to take it again as it was such an awful...

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