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Jessica in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Updated 17 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...

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 17 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 17 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...

DesertDude in California

Updated 17 months ago

MOT program at University of St. Augustine - 1 Reply

Has anybody attending the MOT program at one of the St. Augustine campuses???

OTapplicant in Irvine, California

Do I have a chance at any of the schools in California??

I'm a junior in college anticipating to apply to OT schools this summer/fall. Currently, my GPA is just shy of 3.0 and I think by the time I...

anticuti in Brentwood, California

Updated 18 months ago

Does hand therapy always include massages? - 1 Reply

I've observed a variety of settings of OT and I think hand therapy is so what I want to do when I become an OT. I like the fact that the settings for...

J in Woburn, Massachusetts

Updated 18 months ago

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

I am a recent licensed COTA and am looking for a bridge program that does not require a lot of pre-reqs. I came across New England Institute of...

xboxer in Cactus, Arizona

Updated 18 months ago

Heard of any OT's specializing in ergonomics? - 1 Reply

When you go to the AOTA website or even just check out USC website, you can find that they listed ergonomics as a viable option as an OT...

nsm4207 in Irvine, California

Updated 18 months ago

Do Private Practices for adults exist in OT? - 1 Reply

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...

New Grad OTR in Fort Worth, Texas

Average pay per unit for new grad?

Hello! I am a new OTR and am currently job seeking. I have a question I was hoping someone may assist me with. Compensation seems to be generally...

New Grad OTR in Fort Worth, Texas

Updated 18 months ago

Occupational Therapy and Multi-tasking - 1 Reply

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...

CANYOT in New York, New York

Hand Therapy

Has anyone completed Drexel University's Certificate in Advanced Practice Therapy: Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation program? If so, was it worth...

JillyBee in Cleveland, Ohio

Updated 18 months ago

Occupational Therapy vs. Recreational Therapy - 1 Reply

So I have been interested in becoming an OT ever since I discovered what they do. I am currently 15 credits away from my Bachelor of Psychology and...

me in Spokane, Washington

Updated 18 months ago

OT Travel Companies - 25 Replies

What is your opinion of the Travel Company you work for? How is the Salary? What do you think about the housing that you are provided?

hfklvein in San Francisco, Botswana

Updated 18 months ago

OT as a guy / Guy OTs - 22 Replies

I am currently accepted into a very good school which would allow me to go straight into their MOT program right after I get my bachelor's. I have...

Irina , New York in Brooklyn, 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...

deeudiaver@*****.*** in Mumbai, India

Updated 19 months ago

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

Hi OT colleagues, I am a Canadian OT and recently passed the OTR exam for USA. I submitted my papers for California license. I am really eager to...

OT in San Pablo, California

Updated 19 months ago

Stats for Acceptance into USC - 1 Reply

What are your stats for being accepted into USC Master OT program?

Calimommy in Long Beach, California

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...

conflicted in Chicago, Illinois

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...

OT123 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 19 months ago

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

Hi, I am considering the BS/MS programs at Texas Women's University or San Jose State University. Is that an easier or tougher route than getting...

nycotherapist in Bronx, New York

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...

lori in Concord, Massachusetts

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...

S in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Updated 21 months ago

Transferring OT School - 2 Replies

Hello, I currently am going to school out of state and am in my second semester of my first year, but I would like to transfer somewhere closer to...

Running1987 in Waterbury, Connecticut


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...

Tina in Edgewater, New Jersey

Updated 21 months ago

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

I know someone is thinking of applying to their five years BS&MS OT program. If anyone goes there too, can you give my friends some suggestions?...

ToddZ in Troy, Ohio

Updated 21 months ago

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

Hello! Maybe an OT forum isn't the best place for this question, since I'm wanting to get OUT of OT... but I'm giving it a try anyway! I have been...

PedsOTinMN in Saint Cloud, Minnesota


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...

Sujith in Bangalore, India

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...

Lee in Madison, Alabama

Updated 22 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

please email me for serious inquiries : brewsterpunky90@yahoo.com

TM in San Jose, California

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...

anticuti in Brentwood, California

Updated 22 months ago

Occupational Therapy new graduate angst - 1 Reply

Hi fellow OTs, I would really appreciate any advice on this matter. I have recently graduated as an OT and I have just landed myself a voluntary...

Paul Grace in Gaithersburg, Maryland

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...

wave06 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 22 months ago

NBCOT Exam Scoring - 2 Replies

I just took the NBCOT exam and it was the worst experience of my life. Despite finishing practice tests with time to spare, I unbelievable (still...

xtinag in Morgantown, West Virginia

Can I get into occupational therapy school with my credentials? Suggestions for improvement?

I am planning on applying for OT school for the 2016 cycle. I am wondering how qualified of an applicant I am and what my chances of getting accepted...

rvi in Schaumburg, Illinois

MOT admission

I am from chicago, and my undergrad GPA is 2.8 in occupational therapy. I am looking for colleges in mid west area. With this profile, I am not...

OT grad 2012 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Updated 23 months ago

How did you get your first job out of OT school? - 1 Reply

I'm attending OT school in the fall and was wondering how you guys landed your first OT job after you graduated!

hopeful OT in NJ in Haledon, New Jersey

getting into ot school

anyone attending seton hall master ot program in NJ? is it difficult to get into? can you tell me about your experience?

OT grad 2012 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Updated 23 months ago

Tips for getting into SJSU, Samuel Merritt or Dominican? - 6 Replies

I was wondering if any students or alumni of the three bay area OT schools have any suggestions on what would make me a competitive applicant to...

OT grad 2012 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Updated 23 months ago

Failed out of OT school. What now? - 4 Replies

I was recently dismissed from an OT graduate program due to failure of the first level one fieldwork rotation. Now, I am in the process of trying to...

OT grad 2012 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Updated 23 months ago

OT or OTA for pediatrics? - 4 Replies

I am 35 yrs old and have been admitted to an OTA program for the Fall. I already have a B.S. In Psychology and an M.S.Ed in School Psychology (total...

echosonic in Shawnee, Kansas

Updated 23 months ago

Future of COTA? - 2 Replies

I'm considering going back to school for an additional degree - but at this point in my life a 2 year degree is much more financially feasible than...

gonzagaa__ in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 23 months ago

What steps should I take to be an OT? Do i have a chance?! Really need advice! - 1 Reply

Im only on my, if we want to get technical, first year of Community college. I started college fresh out of HS and didn't know what I wanted to major...

gonzagaa__ in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 23 months ago

Applying to OT schools; Worried about my GRE score :/ - 2 Replies

Hello everyone, I've been reading these forums for about 2 years ever since I looked into OT. I'm looking to apply to a masters in occupational...

manbesam martinez in Tampa, Florida

Updated 24 months ago

occupational therapist assistant or physical therapist assistant - 2 Replies

would anyone know of a school (program), I could go to become a therapist aide, I am a certified nursing assistant, I am interested in becoming a...

anticuti in Brentwood, California

Updated 24 months ago

Internationally educated practicing in the USA - 1 Reply

Hi all, My husband is American but he got his masters in OT in Australia. The University we went to is certified by the WFOT. I'm not an OT...

NoMoreOT in Ontario, California

Updated 24 months ago

Advice needed: can you do anything else with an MSOT degree besides hands on OT? - 3 Replies

I have finished my OT program and will be taking my exam shortly. Now that I'm nearing actually working in the profession, I realize that I don't...

Hannah in New York, New York

Updated 24 months ago

Occupational Therapy Programs, NYU vs Columbia - 6 Replies

Hi, I have been accepted to both NYU and Columbia's MS Programs in Occupational Therapy. I am having a tough making up my final decision. I was...

star772 in Sterling Heights, Michigan

Nashville/Franklin TN

Looking to relocate from Michigan to Nashville, TN. Does anyone have any input on the job market? What range is the pay scale for the area. Good...

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