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OTinMI in Troy, Michigan

Updated 18 days 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 22 days 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 23 days 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 29 days 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 1 month 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...

Katrena in Lorain, Ohio

Updated 1 month ago

I am looking to form a study group or find a study partner for the NBCOT exam! - 57 Replies

I graduated a few years ago and have a masters degree in occupational therapy. Unfortunately, I have taken the national boards exam 5 times and have...

epiphysis in Bangor, Maine

Updated 1 month 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 1 month 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...

futureCOTA in Greenwich, Ohio

Updated 1 month ago

NBCOT character review - 1 Reply

I just finished level 2 fieldwork and am applying for the NBCOT exam. I was wondering if anyone has applied for the exam with a simple misdemeanor on...

OTCAL in sacramento, California

Updated 1 month ago

The Best and Worst thing about Being an OT - 255 Replies

Hi everyone. I'm a junior in college right now thinking about OT. At first, I wanted to be a PA but I concluded that it wasn't for me and I think...

jazz in Marlton, New Jersey

Updated 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

San Jose State OT - 594 Replies

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

Kipper99 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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...

Kit in San Francisco, California

Updated 1 month ago

Working In Australia from the US - 1 Reply

Hello, I'm hoping some OT's can give me some insight on working in the field in Australia, particularly any who may have gotten their degree in...


Updated 1 month ago

Show me the money... - 73 Replies

What are typical occupational therapist salaries? Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in...

Rahul Raghavan in Sunnyvale, California

Updated 2 months ago

Canadian trained OT relocating to USA - 1 Reply

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...

dip325 in Feasterville Trevose, Pennsylvania

Updated 2 months ago

OT student looking for answers/advice - 25 Replies

I'm an OT student going into my 2nd year of OT school. I'm trying to decide on which area of OT I would like to work in. I have it narrowed down to...

Lsu1414@aol.com in Humble, Texas

Updated 2 months ago

How difficult is Occupational Therapy School? - 52 Replies

Hello I am 20 years old and I plan on getting a master's degree in occupational therapy. At first I had planned on getting an associate's degree and...

Red Fox Thomas

Updated 2 months ago

Is the debt to become an OT worth it? - 19 Replies

Is OT worth 100K in debt? Will I be making enough money to pay all the loan payments? UGH!

gatorot in Gainesville, Florida

Opinions on MOT program

Hi everyone! I was just accepted to the University of Florida MOT program as well as the Medical University of South Carolina's MOT program. Has...

Faith in Springfield, Missouri

Updated 2 months ago

I'm torn between becoming a Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist? - 278 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...

sariahjemima in Salisbury, United Kingdom

Updated 2 months ago

Selling books - 3 Replies

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

Kelly in Oakville, Ontario

Updated 2 months ago

Anyone struggling with the OT job market in Canada ? - 14 Replies

I am OT with 5 years of work experience working in a top facility in Chicago. I came to Toronto several months ago. So far I've been loving the...

Jbrown in Stuart, Florida

Updated 2 months ago

How much do Occupational Therapist actually earn? - 15 Replies

I have been looking into OT and I have a hard time grasping how much an OT can expect to earn. At this point I think it is false that an OT earns 90...

Jennifer Coiner in Chesapeake, Virginia

Updated 2 months ago

Home Health Care Per visit rate - 14 Replies

Hi I currently work as an OT for a home health care agency on salary. I make 42 an hour and work 40 hours. We are being pushed to move to per...

ProspectiveOT in Pontiac, Michigan

Feeling inadequate for OT

Is it normal to doubt your capability of being a good OT? I have a lot of direct patient care experience and I also work in the schools with special...

BBNY21 in Ramsey, New Jersey

Updated 2 months ago

MOT vs COTA already have MEd and mom of small kids - 2 Replies

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...


Updated 2 months ago

The Costs of Becoming an OT - 15 Replies

For those of you currently in OT masters programs or have recently graduated, is it worth it? I'm pretty sure I want to be an OT, as I've jumped...

xboxer in Cactus, Arizona

Updated 3 months ago

How Competitive is OT School?? - 5 Replies

I really would like to be an Occupational Therapist. Before I go to College to get a Bachelors degree I wanted to find out how competitive MOST...

Gemma in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 3 months ago

AOTA/NBCOT Study Prep - 3 Replies

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

Gemma in Bronx, New York

Updated 3 months ago

Need suggestions on NBCOT Exam and Therapyed Course. ..Please !! - 7 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...

Gemma in Bronx, New York

Updated 3 months ago

I need a study partner for nbcot exam - 14 Replies

Please let me know if anyone is interested to study with me for this exam.... Thank you....

anticuti in Brentwood, California

Updated 3 months ago

OT degree from overseas?? Post professional master degree in US? -- 2013 NBCOT NEW handbook!!! - 41 Replies

It is so hard to see and keep in touch with OTs who gained their degree overseas either bachelor or master degree, and wanting to now practice in the...

anticuti in Brentwood, California

Updated 3 months ago

Are OT jobs declining? - 1 Reply

I am a current OT student, graduating in 2 years. I was wondering if any currrently employed occupational therapists or recently graduated...

Momo in Melvindale, Michigan

Updated 3 months ago

OTA VS OTR - 12 Replies

Okay, I know this has been posted a million times, but I need some opinions about my situation!! I am graduating in May with a Child and Family...

Momo in Melvindale, Michigan


I'm 28 and trying to figure out if I want to go back to school to become a COTA or work on pre reqs for the next year then try to get into OT school....

Jessica in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Updated 3 months ago

For those of you like me that have a lower undergrad GPA... - 2 Replies

So I have been doing a little research. For those of you that have a lower undergrad GPA like myself but still have your heart set on OT, here is...

Jessica in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Updated 3 months ago

Would I even be looked at by OT programs? - 8 Replies

I am a 27 year old that has been working as a CNA for the past couple years and I have a bachelors from Ohio State. I am currently signed up to take...

FutureOT in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Looking for Advice about a Full Time Master's Progam

Hi everyone, I am currently finishing up my pre-requisites for OT programs (specifically in NJ and PA). I have been a special education...

Barry2 in Austin, Texas

Updated 3 months ago

OT or PTA for long term career - 2 Replies

Facing the tough decision whether to get my associates in PTA or do a masters OT program as a long term career. I'm 40 years old and have been a...

Nilou in Van Nuys, California

Updated 3 months ago

OT Volunteer opportunities in Los Angeles area? - 7 Replies

I am a prospective OT student in need of OT experience. I have contacted a few hospitals around la with no success, as well as some other...

Jessica in Detroit, Michigan

Updated 3 months ago

Teaching vs. Occupational therapy as a career - 1 Reply

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?...

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