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Updated 1 hour ago

Is the debt to become an OT worth it? - 20 Replies

We are Christian Organization formed to help people in needs of helps,such as financial help.So if you are going through financial difficulty or you...


Updated 2 days ago

OT burnout - 436 Replies

Hey OTs, I am debating between a school system job and a home health position. Have done each setting before but not full time permanent. Which do...


Updated 2 days ago

Home Health Care Per visit rate - 23 Replies

How long are the average visits? Do assistants usually have a higher visit requirement (due to less paperwork)?


Updated 2 days ago

OT School Burnout - 39 Replies

[QUOTE who="Van in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"]Oh dear, if you put in the search box for the other comments on OT you will see that you are not alone. ...


Updated 7 days ago

OTA to OT Route - 58 Replies

[QUOTE who="Sand73 in Nixa, Missouri"]I am a COTA and love my job but i feel stagnent and I really want to continue on. My only option close to me...


Updated 8 days ago

Mercy College In NY - 6 Replies

I went to LaGuardia for free with financial aid. Unless you want to pay for expensive schooling I would study hard. I graduated LaGuardia last year...


Updated 21 days ago

Fieldwork Issues - 78 Replies

your level headed way of handling the situation and tenacity to continue on have no doubt made you a great practitioner in the end. Great advice...


Updated 1 month ago

PRN Rates in California - 2 Replies

Thank you!


Updated 1 month ago

Looking for advice from anyone who recently passed the NBCOT - 1 Reply

Theres a good group on Facebook with lots of information and people sharing how they have studied.


Updated 1 month ago

Any online M.A./M.S. occupational therapy degrees for entry-level??? - 9 Replies

There is none for entry level, but there are who have a bachelor degree in OT, thus its called post professional. Its impossible to learn OT online...


OT, RN, or SLP?

Hey all, I'm currently a freshman in college looking into possible career paths. I am a pre-nursing student, but all the BSN programs I seem to be...


Updated 1 month ago

Occupational therapy master's program - 737 Replies

Are you happy with your decision now? I made a similar decision not to got to OT school and I REGRET it every day. QUOTE who="OTGURu in Saint...


Updated 1 month ago

Can someone help me to see why I can't pass NBCOT Exam? - 7 Replies

[QUOTE who="Eddiebee in San Jose, California"]I have some months left on an AOTA exam prep subscription. Email me eddiebee@juno.com[/QUOTE] how...


Updated 1 month ago

I am looking to form a study group or find a study partner for the NBCOT exam! - 66 Replies



Updated 1 month ago

OT degree from overseas?? Post professional master degree in US? -- 2013 NBCOT NEW handbook!!! - 60 Replies

[QUOTE who="Martha in Wheeling, Illinois"]Hi everyone, Just I want to share with you guys that the Southern University California is offering a ppm...

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Updated 1 month ago

Military OT - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="OT - New Grad in SF, California"]I just passed the boards and I'm also considering joining the Military, particularly the Navy or Air...


Updated 1 month ago

Advice for entry level therapist needed! - 9 Replies

I am an inpatient OT in an LTAC that specializes in TBI and other complex medical medical conditions. I have been working there for a little over a...


Preparing for interviews for school jobs

So after nearly 6 years working primarily in geriatrics in snfs and home health, I am looking to get into the schools and have 2 interviews coming...


OTs in Seattle, WA

Hi all- Considering a move from California to Seattle, WA... Anyone currently working there able to answer the following questions: 1. How long...


Independent Contracting Help (In the School System)

Any advice on independent contracting in the school systems? What are the steps to take as far as Medicaid billing.. Do I need to sign up with the...


Updated 2 months ago

BSOT from WFOT accredited school in the Philippines - 1 Reply

HI you definitely need a MOT degree to work as an OT in the US now. try to find a post-professional MOT program, rather than an entry-level one.


Updated 2 months ago

Working In Australia from the US - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="Kit in San Francisco, California"]Hi Erin, I am an Australian trained OT currently living/working in the USA. In order to work in...


Updated 2 months ago

Would I even be looked at by OT programs? - 14 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 2 months ago

York College OT program bs/ms - 18 Replies

[QUOTE who=":) in New York, New York"]It is on probationary accreditation- for low NBCOT pass rates in first time test takers. I just got accepted...

robertconfused b/t slp or ot in Central Islip, New York

Updated 2 months ago

I'm torn between becoming a Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist? - 277 Replies

I have been trying to make up my mind for the longest. I have a personality that is suited to both careers. The SLP program is near me and I can take...


Updated 3 months ago

Don't do OT..I regret it. - 3 Replies

Wondering if anyone else regrets going into OT? There is no respect for the profession. The Physical Therapist gets all the respect. When you go and...


Updated 3 months ago

After years as an OT, are you happy with your decision? - 19 Replies

I've been out of undergrad for 5 years and have a lot of experience teaching and working with young children, but wasn't crazy about the classroom...


Updated 3 months ago

Paying For Grad School (Occupational Therapy) - 33 Replies

[QUOTE who="Prncsz in Pensacola, Florida"]Yes they offer every other year next one would be 2017. A girl I graduated OT school with got it for...

Marie in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Updated 3 months ago

Can you be pregnant during fieldwork? - 15 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...

helpmedecide in Albertville, Alabama

Questions for Veteran OTs - Ethics, Job Satisfaction, Debt, etc.

Have a B.S. in elementary education, taught for five years, burned out. OT seems like an excellent fit for my goals and personality, but I have...

otbellyd in Dallas, Texas

Updated 3 months ago

OT burnout and need of a change in career - 1 Reply

I have been a pediatric occupational therapist for eight years now and I am burned out. I have worked for several companies with little appreciation...


Updated 3 months ago

Show me the money... - 82 Replies

[QUOTE who="Liz in Oviedo, Florida"]I make about 75-80k working 4 days a week as home health OTR in central florida,[/QUOTE] Wow, Liz, that's...

Eddie in New York, New York

Updated 3 months ago

Need suggestions on NBCOT Exam and Therapyed Course. ..Please !! - 9 Replies

Hi All, I got approved for IOTED, just have to give TOEFL to complete their processing so that they send me ATT. Few questions- 1) What are best...

Eddiebee in San Jose, California

Updated 4 months ago

AOTA/NBCOT Study Prep - 7 Replies

Has anyone purchased the AOTA/NBCOT exam prep software? If so, what are your comments on it?

Eddiebee in San Jose, California

Updated 4 months ago

Selling books - 6 Replies

Hi everyone, Selling these, used them to pass the NBCOT. Reply if interested, negotiable. $50 + shipping Therapy ed study guide 6th ed. and...

Eddiebee in San Jose, California

Updated 4 months ago

NBCOT OTED Eligibility for Category B - 47 Replies

Hello, I started OTED evaluation in 2009 but wasn't able to complete it, so that they could have sent me ATT letter. Now NBCOT is saying that my...

Eddiebee in San Jose, California

Updated 4 months ago

Selling entire HUGE study set for NBCOT-OTR - 3 Replies

I passed and I am done so I am selling ALL of the following for $120 TOTAL: 1. 6th edition Therapy Ed Guide with CD- no marks- retails for $100 2....

Brett Dunbar in Flemington, New Jersey

Updated 4 months ago

Night time OTs - 2 Replies

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...

bstrng in Charleston, South Carolina

OT jobs metro detroit

Hello, Can anyone comment on pay for acute care in Metro Detroit MI? Specifically Henry Ford, DMC or St. Johns. I will be starting out my FWII and...


Updated 4 months ago

ot saturation in texas - 3 Replies

Texas in itself has become overly saturated in the last three years. Wages have declined significantly along with hours. I've been hearing many sad...

Win Phoenix in Bangalore, India

Updated 4 months ago

Teaching vs. Occupational therapy as a career - 2 Replies

I am just curious if anyone has ever been a teacher and then switched to occupational therapy or vice versa? If so, how do the two compare?...

Win Phoenix in Bangalore, India

Updated 4 months ago

Staffing Agencies , which ones are good based on your experience? - 1 Reply

Which occupational therapy staffing agencies are good ? Im a new grad and confused as to which one to go with

tideshy in Azusa, California

Reason for getting a post-professional OTD?

I'm currently finishing up my master's in OT and am contemplating about whether or not it's worth getting an OTD. Sure it'll be a financial burden...

ktm in Palo Alto, California

Updated 5 months ago

San Jose State OT - 601 Replies

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

FelipeOT in Sacramento, California

Updated 5 months ago

OT with a learning disability - 1 Reply

Hi Everyone, I've heard that doctors can't get hired for some jobs (specifically with the US government) if they have a learning disability like...


Has anyone successfully transitioned to a new career?

Help! I have been an OT for 20 years, and in that time the profession has changed drastically. I am fed up with greedy companies that only see my...

Antmart in Bronx, New York

Updated 5 months ago

NYC jobs: work vs cost of living. - 1 Reply

I'm a frequent traveling cota who is looking to move to the NYC to do either a contract or a perm position. I'd love to hear from any NYC cotas on...

tideshy in San Jose, California

OT in the Air Force Reserves?

Has anyone joined the US Air Force Reserves as an occupational therapist before? I'd like to know the pros and cons of joining. How's the climate...

ST in Acton, Massachusetts

assisted living

Have you ever worked as an OT in an assisted living? Was it a good job? Benefits? Drawbacks? Thanks so much for your input!

pediatric OT in Lexington, Kentucky

Updated 5 months ago

Looking for some career changing advice - 2 Replies

Im 34 and work as an analyst making $87k a year. However, i am tired of sitting at a desk and working on a computer by myself all day long. I...

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