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Updated 1 day ago

Home Health Care Per visit rate - 38 Replies

[QUOTE who="OTR East TX"]What's are the pros and cons in therapy jobs in a SNF vs Home Health ? Looking to make a move.[/QUOTE] Driving vs...


Updated 2 days ago

TIME TO QUIT OT - 2 Replies

"Demand more respect" made me laugh. Maybe look into ruthless dictator, mafia don or angry parent with a belt. These career changes guarantee that...


Subacute rehab

Does anyone have experience in subacute rehab? I've been working in skilled nursing and have been offered a change to a sub acute setting, I'm...


Updated 4 days ago

OTA to MOT to DOT... - 1 Reply

The other program is right down the road from where I live. The program cost about $15,000. The other issue is there is OTA jobs maybe 20 full...


NBCOT Exam question

Creating a video for the elderly regarding safety. What should the video include? 1.Patients in the same age range 2. Way to do things correctly...


NBCOT Exam question

2 year old has mild oral delay and is participating in an early intervention feeding program. Which option has the MOST impact on the child's tongue...


NBCOT Exam question

A Patient with bilateral below knee amputation is independent in w/c to bed transfer but has difficulty transferring from bed to w/c. Wheelchair seat...


Updated 5 days ago

Fieldwork Issues - 82 Replies

I just got a notification response to this forum and wanted to respond with where I am in life now. I overcame. I am now an OTR/L and LOVING it! I...


Updated 5 days ago

Advice for a new graduate searching for jobs with moving being out of the question - 1 Reply

Apply anyway and ask if there is a full time OTR on site. You learn as you go and experienced COTAs can also provide a lot of guidance. Although they...


2017 Pay thread

Ahh the age old question..but a lot of these posts date back years. Please contribute your info to this thread for the 2017 year: 1) COTA or...


Updated 9 days ago

Occupational Therapist Career - 2 Replies

hello, we are in the same boat , I am a dental assistant with B.S in Biology i worked very close with hygienist and they do get paid 40 to 43 $ an...


Updated 10 days ago

Level II fieldwork in San Francisco CA - 1 Reply

Hi! I came across your post and am in a very similar boat you were in five years ago. I graduate in May and my Fieldwork rotation for summer is...


Updated 11 days ago

2nd grade teacher considering OT... - 9 Replies

Have you though of Special education Teacher? You would be helping children in smaller groups or even on a one to one basis, you will be helping...


Updated 16 days ago

Starting a Private Pediatric Practice - 95 Replies

[QUOTE who="Linda C. in New York, New York"]Forgot to say OT here working in the school system!Heading to Orlando/Kissimee area in June 2014.Any...


Updated 16 days ago

Should I be an OTA first and then go on to become an OT? - 1 Reply

Yes, indeed OT's have more responsibilities that COTA's and way more paperwork to take care off. You are still super young, so I advise you to do as...


Updated 17 days ago

OT burnout - 465 Replies

I feel like I am in this rut of constantly having to defend my skills as an OT. There is serious overlap and the anxiety of being constantly judged...


Updated 24 days ago

Occupational therapy master's program - 738 Replies

I know this is old, but to the people questioning finances—my wife just got an offer for 41.50 STARTING straight out of the program, plus bonuses.......


Updated 27 days ago

Why does the NBCOT exam cost $500 (for Occupational Therapists) but the FSBPT only costs $370 (for Physical Therapists)? - 4 Replies

Yes I agree with you. It's a rip off. What can we do about it?


FT SNF or 3mo Outpatient contract for a future Inpt Hosp position?

I am a new grad and I have two exploding offers at SNFs, but my desire is to work in an inpatient hospital setting. For this track, should I take a...


Updated 1 month ago

Chicago State University scandal? - 11 Replies



Updated 1 month ago

San Jose State OT - 603 Replies

[QUOTE who="guldlok in San Jose, California"]Has anyone received letters/email from SJSU OT department whether they have been accepted or not into...

Mimi in Los Angeles, California

Updated 1 month ago

NBCOT study materials - 9 Replies

HI everyone! I found out that I passed the exam today, I am now officially an OTR/L!!! I wanted to share the resources I used and sell them to anyone...

Kay in Brooklyn, New York

Occupational Therapist Salary in TEXAS!!

Hello everyone! I am considering a big move from New York to Texas and I am hoping to get some insight into OT salaries down there. I am considering...

pontealnivel in Denton, Texas

Updated 1 month ago

Show me the money... - 82 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...

ElleBean in New York

Is OTA School Hard?

Simple question: Is OTA school hard/is it hard to become a COTA? I've been in nursing school, and done really well, but found that nursing just...

AA in London, Ontario

Updated 1 month ago

TN Visa for California - 4 Replies

Hi everyone, I am a Canadian OT the process of moving to California, I have passed my NBCOT exam and have received a job offer to start in 6...

Moni in Los Angeles, California

Updated 1 month ago

I'm torn between becoming a Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist? - 281 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...

KT in Brisbane, Australia

Updated 1 month ago

I am looking to form a study group or find a study partner for the NBCOT exam! - 75 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...

OT Student in North Bergen, New Jersey

Updated 1 month ago

Any single mom OT students? - 1 Reply

I'm a single mom to a 5year old and I just got accepted into a private school MOT program. It is out of state and private so tuition is high and I...

Dynamic Physical therapy Group, Inc. in Van Nuys, California

Updated 1 month ago

OT student looking for answers/advice - 28 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...

GSS in New York, New York

Quality Continuing Education Courses with Focus on Occupational Therapy New York and Ohio

As an OT interested in orthopedics continuing education courses can be frustrating. Most are geared towards and presented by physical therapists....

heather noffsinger in Scottsville, Virginia

Updated 2 months ago

Torn between COTA and OTR - 59 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...

diolord89 in Florence, Alabama

Updated 2 months ago

Don't do OT..I regret it. - 8 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...

Merrbe in Strongsville, Ohio

Updated 2 months ago

how to leave occupational therapy behind - 18 Replies

Heres's the thing. I am an occupational therapist and really really really dislike it. But I also need the money so I figure I have to work at it...

ievaluna in Dallas, Texas

Updated 3 months ago

Occupational therapy in California - 1 Reply

I am considering moving to Florida: Jacksonville/St. Augustine or St Pete area and I am wondering how competitive the job market is. I have recently...

ievaluna in Dallas, Texas

Occupational therapy in Florida

I am considering moving to Florida: Jacksonville/St. Augustine or St Pete area and I am wondering how competitive the job market is. I have recently...

OT bud in Bay Area, California

Updated 3 months ago

In desperate need of a non-clinical job as an OT - 2 Replies

So I made the mistake of not shadowing enough settings before walking into OT school. In the scheme of things, the career sounded picture-perfect;...

Looking for suggestions in Newark, California

OT's consulting on building design-how do you get into this field?

I have been an OT for 9 years and worked in a lot of SNFs among other settings. I have been doing a lot of reading around OT's acting as consultants...

JakeEdwardBrooks in Chico, California

Can someone with an MOT work as a COTA?

I know that there are Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degrees and Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) degrees. I also know that OTs usually...

Lister05 in Austin, Texas

OT versus PTA

I graduated a couple of years ago with a bachelors in Exercise Science, and am currently teaching life skills to young adults with intellectual...

Jake in Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated 3 months ago

OTA to OT Route - 62 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...

UpperMidwest in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Age 35 and thinking of being an OT or OTA. Which option would make more sense financially?

I am 35 and an older career changer considering OT or OTA. My understanding is that both jobs entail the same responsibilities except that the OT...

UpperMidwest in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Considering being an OT or OTA but I am wondering about Toileting

First off, I have great respect for people who are able to provide toileting help for their patients. I'f I'm being honest with myself though, I'm...

OTgirl in Brooklyn, New York

Looking to buy Therapyed book!

Hey everyone! I'm looking to buy the Therapyed book plus the CD or USB for practice exams. Preferably the 7th edition. Let me know if you're selling!

Diana in Houston, Texas

Occupational therapy assistant

I have decided to get my associates in OT and continue from there. My question is: will the associates allow me to get a job as an OT assistant while...

cameron in San Jose, California

Updated 3 months ago

NYS license query - 10 Replies

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...

Trish in Downey, California

Updated 4 months ago

How much do Occupational Therapist actually earn? - 18 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...

Antmart in Bronx, New York

Updated 4 months ago

Mercy College In NY - 13 Replies

Did anybody take from Mercy College for Master of OT?

Marie in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 4 months ago

LIU Occupational Therapy or Laguardia Occupational therapy assistant?!? - 1 Reply

So, I'm a 30 year old dental assistant married with a 22 year old. I absolutely hate what I do. I'm so over teeth. Anyway, I just found the...

Lacaza3 in Prosper, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

Going back to school for Occupational Therapy - 14 Replies

Hi! I am considering going to back to become an Occupational Therapist. I'm currently a Licensed Social Worker and graduated from grad school in...

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