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Linz023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Career Change to OT--Information Overload Help!!!

Hello! I have recently decided after working in a sales/education corporate setting that I would like to change my career and go into a more...

newtosd in Thornhill, Ontario

Updated 12 months ago

So... how much do OTs REALLY make? - 2 Replies

Ok so I'm googling stats everywhere and it just gets more and more confusing... How much do OTs REALLY make? How much does a part-time OT make? It...

Natasha in Stanmore, United Kingdom

Updated 12 months ago

castle exam - 6 Replies

I just took the castle 8 exam and got 467, out of the 100 questions i got 385. does that mean if it was the real test I would have passed. I am not...

Beth80 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Updated 12 months ago

Career Change to OT - 9 Replies

Hi everyone - I am 30 yrs old and have been working as a web developer since college {bachelor of science in marketing} but I am looking to switch...

Beth80 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Updated 12 months ago

2nd grade teacher considering OT... - 4 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...

OTR2013 in Montana

Updated 12 months ago

PRN as a new grad? - 8 Replies

I recently passed my exam and became licensed in Missouri. The problem I am running into is the part of MO that I am in offers mostly PRN positions....

Tina85 in New York

Occupational Therapy in Acute Care

Hi, I'm a new OT working in the acute care setting and am mainly working on the neuro floor. I find it very limiting for an OT to be up in acute care...

Sophie in Galveston, Texas

Updated 12 months ago

OT students burnout. Why? - 4 Replies

I've been reading posts in this forum and found that many OT students get burnout while they're in school. I was wondering why. Here are some of my...

Konch in Spokane, Washington

Updated 12 months ago

What else can I do with an OT degree? - 1 Reply

Hello! I have a bachelors and will have a masters soon in OT. I have a problem though, I hate everything about it. I have never liked the idea of...

NewGradOT in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania

Updated 12 months ago

Home Health OT ADVICE? - 1 Reply

Hey y'all. I'm interested in getting into Home Health OT, but I don't have any experience in that area. Can someone answer a few questions (based...

24 years in OT in San Francisco, California

Updated 13 months ago

OT in acute care hospital setting - 45 Replies

I'm a new grad and have been working in acute care hospital as an OT for about 1 year. I've become increasingly frustrated with this setting, and OT...

Goobers86 in New York

Advice on applying to OT schools in NY

Hey all! I'm about to begin my final college semester (FINALY!), and with that comes the scary process of getting my applications done for...

anticuti in Brentwood, California

Updated 13 months ago

Any OTs graduated from Sydney, Australia? - 5 Replies

please contact me. Sincere thanks...

dlawson27 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Updated 14 months ago

Need some advice - shadowing/volunteering issues - 3 Replies

Hi, I am thinking of making a career switch from finance to either PT or OT, they seem to fit me much better. I shadowed a couple of years ago but...

Neal in Denver, Colorado

Updated 14 months ago

What are my chances? - 4 Replies

What are my chances of getting into a good MOT program? GPA: 3.7 Pre-req GPA: 3.9 Volunteer hrs: ~200 GRE: 1200 Mediocre recommendations (I say...

csn0803 in Irvine, California

Can OTs work 12-hour-shifts/3 days a week like RNs?

When it comes to working hours, I always thought I'd rather work 12-hour-shifts/3 days a week like RN's rather than 8-9 hour shifts/5 days a week. Is...

Martens in Tampa, Florida

Updated 15 months ago

PT VS OT battles - 2 Replies

I have been considering going into OT for awhile now. Recently, I was speaking to a friend's mom, who had actually been a COTA before she retired. ...

JVfromTexas in Mckinney, Texas

Any Occupational Therapists in Mckinney or Allen Texas willing to accept a student observer?

I've been searching for a few weeks now and have constantly reached dead ends. I would be grateful if there are any occupational therapists in...

ots15 in Rochester, New York

Updated 15 months ago

Interventions at SNFs - 1 Reply

Hi Everyone, I just got my masters and got hired at a SNF. Can some of you more experienced OTs who work in SNF's PLEASE give me some...

finnc6 in Portland, Oregon


Here's my scoop. I have no previous experience in the health field. What I do have is a MS in Poli Sci and over ten years working in customer service...

wannabeOT in Kentucky

Should I go OTA, to have a job while I go OT???

I am really needing help on this. I am currently deployed and trying to figure things out before I get home. Being a OT is my DREAM job! I just need...

ots15 in Rochester, New York

More than one setting

I am having a hard time deciding between peds and adult settings. Is it possible to work part-time in both or full-time in one and per diem in the...

Anonymous Person in San Diego, California

Updated 15 months ago

Therapy Company Recommendations? - 2 Replies

Hello all, I am a new OT, on the job for 7 months. I was just wondering if anyone out there could recommend a good company to work for? The...

OTR2013 in Montana

Updated 15 months ago

Job Offers - 1 Reply

I graduated from OT school last month (May 2012) and am applying for jobs. I have 2 job offers to consider now, both received today. One is a nursing...

MG girl in San Francisco, California

Updated 15 months ago

looking for advice on which schools are worth the $$, difficulty of being accepted, & any advice for loans/scholashiprs - 2 Replies

I decided late into my sophomore year of college that I wanted to get my masters in occupational therapy following graduation. I have taken a few of...

William in Ankeny, Iowa

Updated 15 months ago

Occupational Therapy and Age concerns - 2 Replies

I am 50 years old. I was laid off from my teaching position 2 years ago. I haven't found a job since ---- other than subbing. I am looking for a...

csn0803 in Irvine, California

Who makes more - OT or PA?

As far as I know, I thought PAs were paid a lot better than OTs. However, the national statistics confuse me- every time I google "OT salary" or "PA...

Sharon in Torrance, California

SKYPE Study partner needed for NBCOT

I'm taking the test on July 1st. I'd love to SKYPE study with someone. I'm in the Pacific Time Zone... Please get in touch if interested.

Sophie in Denton, Texas

Updated 16 months ago

Occupational Therapy School- Survey on Preparation for Level II Fieldwork - 3 Replies

Good afternoon, I am currently a 2nd year OT student and am conducting an unofficial survey for information on preparedness for Level II...

ots15 in Rochester, New York

private practice

I was wondering if anyone here has started their own private practice? If so, could you describe the pros/cons and process? Thanks!

youngbrOT in Jersey City, New Jersey

Updated 16 months ago

Am I a Competitive Applicant? - 3 Replies

Hello, my name is Eli and would like to know whether or not I am a competitive applicant from Occupational Therapists. I graduated with a Bachelor of...

Melanie in East Meadow, New York

Updated 16 months ago

York College OT program bs/ms - 17 Replies

Has anyone went to this school, or applied? what is the info about this schools, any reviews? It seems like some unknown school with OT program

ots15 in Rochester, New York

juggling 2 jobs

Could anyone please explain to me what it is like to work 2 per diem jobs OR a full-time job plus a per diem side job? Are you able to work your...

Alive in Brooklyn, New York

How flexible are work schedules for new grads?

Would there be many options, for example, if someone wanted to work a Tuesday-Saturday week, or needed to get out early on Tuesdays and Wednesdays,...

Creole Soul in Maryland

Updated 16 months ago

OT Student Burnout - 1 Reply

I'm a second year OT student in a 3 year part-time master's degree program. We just started our summer semester this past weekend. With the stress of...

Creole Soul in Maryland

Updated 16 months ago

Dilemma about whether or not to stay in OT school - 14 Replies

So I'm in my second semester of grad school to get my masters in OT. Since the beginning I've had second thoughts about whether or not this field is...

Jaurand in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 16 months ago

OTA to OT Route - 57 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...

monas1 in Bolingbrook, Illinois

Occupational Therapy Application

If I get my BS in psych in spring 2016 and want to start OT school in fall 2016, can I apply in fall of 2015 for the fall 2016 cycle even though I...

HakunamOTata in San Francisco, California

Updated 16 months ago

Occupational Therapist Salary in Las Vegas? - 1 Reply

Hey everyone this is my first post, hope it will generate some response because I know this is a very specific topic. I am a new grad (did not take...

buzzydb in Los Angeles, California

Updated 16 months ago

Private School or Reapply Next Year? - 4 Replies

Hi, I got accepted into an OT program at a private school (at least 80k in tuition). While I'm really happy that I got in, the tuition worries me. I...

clockers25 in Tucson, Arizona

Private Practice Billing and Management software???

Hi I am interested in knowing if anybody knowledge about good software for SOAP notes. I am trying to find something for my pediatric clinic I am...

ED in Rapid City, South Dakota

Updated 16 months ago

Schooling Question - 1 Reply

Hello all, I am currently a freshman in college who wishes to be an Occupational Therapist. Last year when I was talking to a family friend, she...

ED in Rapid City, South Dakota

Updated 16 months ago

Question about Hand Therapy. - 2 Replies

Hi!everyone I'm really interested in hand therapy as my specialization. what is a typical day of a hand therapist, job description and tools...

ED in Rapid City, South Dakota

Updated 16 months ago

Discrimination against male potential OT's? - 4 Replies

Hi folks, I've been having a damn hard time finding an OT to job shadow. I've called SO many places and talked to a lot of OTs over the phone and...

OT123 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 16 months ago

Considering OT with a 3.1 undergrad gpa, is this realistic or a fantasy? - 4 Replies

Hi, I'm glad to have found this forum to talk about OT. I really have no one to talk to about some concerns I have about my likeliness of acceptance...

OT grad 2012 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Updated 16 months ago

has anyone gotten into a masters program with a low GPA? - 7 Replies

I need a little hope. I was lost during my undergrad years, didn't have a set goal on what I wanted to do with my degree, and studying abroad did not...

wave06 in Los Angeles, California

Mental Health Level II Fieldwork

Hello, I am an OT grad student, graduating next month and desperately searching for a level II internship in mental health. My school hasn't been...

MSG in Seaside, California

Updated 17 months ago

Occupational Therapy as a second career - 3 Replies

I am a male, 33 years old, with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, and currently working in a computer support position. I am not happy with my...

taurus20red in Stone Mountain, Georgia

Updated 17 months ago

I need OT guidance! - 1 Reply

Hello! I'm a junior in high school currently. My mother and a woman a babysit for have told me much about being an OT, and they've captured my...

indeed i am in Miami, Florida

FIU occupational therapy

Has anyone heard back from them?

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