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Updated 5 days ago

Eastwick college ota program - 20 Replies

[QUOTE who="Marie in Ocean View, New Jersey"][/QUOTE] What didn't you like about the rutgers program? Was it hard to enter the program, also did...


Updated 10 days ago

Occupational Therapy assistant? - 21 Replies

To: Tara in Spanaway, Washington I loved your post. Since your post was about 4 years ago, you may not be around but I would love to hear how you...


Highest paying gig as a COTA?

Hello! I'm in the northern Virginia/DC area about to graduate. What are the highest paying jobs for a COTA?


Updated 15 days ago

Salaries on the upper-right look kind of high. - 275 Replies

I'm interested in enrolling in the OTA program in Charlotte, NC. Does any one have a realistic pay scale for this area? I seen the pay on bls.gov,...


Updated 1 month ago

Worried about being 'overqualified' for COTA job? Please help! - 4 Replies

My story and your story are very similar. I have been a special education teacher with a M.S. for the last seven years and need to make a change for...


Updated 1 month ago

Should I try for COTA?? - 34 Replies

[QUOTE who="FGT in Greenville, South Carolina"]Rick, What is your new career field. I've been a COTA for 1 year and pretty much hate it. Its...


Updated 1 month ago

Washington COTA's couple of ?'s - 1 Reply

From what I here the market is not that good, and according to the OT board website, it generally takes between 2 days to several weeks once they...


Updated 1 month ago

Considering OTA and in need of some feedback - 1 Reply

But more detail finance is getting ready to take the OTA exam start of the year. Probably work as an OTA for a year before applying to school's....


COTA - how much heavy lifting of patients?

I'm thinking of going for COTA, but how much heavy lifting & transferring of patients does the job actually entail? I know it depends on whether you...


Updated 2 months ago

Are occupational therapy assistant job opportunities growing or declining? - 202 Replies

Okay, well, thanks for letting us know, OT2be2014. I'll sleep better tonight.


Is 60,000 alot of money for school for OTA?

I really want to be a OTA, I know the community college offers the program for A LOT less but the program only takes a certain amount of students and...


Updated 2 months ago

OTA or PTA? - 8 Replies

[QUOTE who="Davey in Austin, Texas"]No way is there jobs for PTA's here in Texas. I've been here 10 years and have seen the need for PTA decline...


Need advice on OTA programs -PLEASE!!!!

I am in dire need of some assistance and direction. My background: I have a BS in Psychology (graduated in 1996) and my work history has mainly been...


OTA College Interview

I have applied for an OTA program and I was wondering if anyone could give me pointers on the interview. I have a 3.9 GPA so I'm mostly worried about...


Updated 2 months ago

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - 2666 Replies

[QUOTE who="Patti in Colorado"]I feel the same way you do. I just graduated from an OTA program here in Colorado five months ago and I can't find...

John Doe

COTA Recruitment

I am a Rehabilitation Recruitment Coordinator in Buffalo New York and I am having extreme difficulty in finding COTAs. If anyone can give me...


Updated 3 months ago

Yeah! I'll be starting the program this fall! Does anyone have info... - 63 Replies

You def need to be willing to go anywhere to get your first job. That's what I had to do. According to indeed, listings today there are a lot of...

Gabriella Pipitone

Updated 3 months ago

OTA at LaGuardia Community College - 17 Replies

[QUOTE who="Antmart in Bronx, New York"]I got into the program with a 3.7 GPA. Now it is like a 3.78 to get in.[/QUOTE] Really? ... I thought it...

LoriS in Tucson, Arizona

Updated 4 months ago

COTA career path - 1 Reply

Hello. I am currently pursuing my AS degree for COTA. I intend to continue my education after completing my AS and finding work. My question...

Shee in Laurel, Maryland

Updated 5 months ago

OTA Schooling, Where? - 102 Replies

Im trying to find a school to go to for Occupational Therapy Assistant and I keep hitting a dead end. I need it in the Denver area or online...

rob in East Islip, New York

Updated 6 months ago

NBCOT exam - 6 Replies

I'm scheduled to take the exam soon. I've been studying and taking practice tests and doing well, but I'm still very nervous. Anyone have any...

Jessica in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Updated 6 months ago

CNA vs COTA - 27 Replies

I have been an agency CNA for 5 years now. While I have enjoyed immensely helping folks out, much of the treatment and low pay of CNAs leaves a very...

Susan in San Jose, California

Updated 6 months ago

OTA to OT reality not theory? - 1 Reply

so long winded question and I need some good practical advice. im currently in an OTA program in nj that looks like its getting accreditation. I...

plronald2006@yahoo.fr in Orlando, Florida

Updated 6 months ago

Occupational Therapy Salary Range? - 11 Replies

Im in the process of looking into beginning a new career and have been strongly considering becoming a COTA. I have been researching and have found...

goldenchld86 in Riverview, Florida

Updated 7 months ago

COTA online programs/bridge programs for full time working adults? - 3 Replies

Hi! Hope everyone is well. I am a year of college with a BA in Psychology/Sociology and with a full time job. I am very interested in getting my...

SP in Tallahassee, Florida

Updated 7 months ago

what review books did you use for NBCOT exam? - 10 Replies

Hi, What review books did you use for passing NBCOT in the recent year? Any suggestions on study aids/tips/books? Thanks Mike

Davey in Austin, Texas

Updated 7 months ago

OTA vs PTA, which is a better certification if I want to work in a pediatic setting? - 1 Reply

Hello all, I am considering applying to the PTA program at a local community college. I have done a ton of research, and I have been working on the...

Britt in Kent, Washington

Updated 7 months ago

OTA or Nursing - 2 Replies

I am finishing my Bachelors this summer and have been struggling with becoming a nurse or occupational therapy assistant. Previously, I attempted...

Davey in Austin, Texas

Updated 7 months ago

Keiser University - 37 Replies

I'm thinking of attending Keiser University for their OTA program, but I have not heard very good things about it. I hear that many companies don't...

Tammy in Cleveland, Ohio


What's the going rate for an experienced prn cota in Cleveland?

NT in Brooklyn, New York

Rates for EI home care in NY

Hey fellow COTAs, I've got an interview with a homecare agency in two weeks and I wanted to ask if anyone would know what the average rates for EI...

SW23 in Jacksonville, Florida

Updated 9 months ago

Changes to the NBOT? - 1 Reply

Hey all. I took the NBCOT back in July of 2013 and unfortunately didn`t pass. Missed it by 5 points. I`ve heard from the NBCOT face book site that...

PossibleOTA in Cerritos, California

Updated 10 months ago

All I can think to say is "WOW" - 14 Replies

I was set on a career as an OTA. I knew what school I'd be attending, funding was set and I had my classes lined up. That is, until I read this...

Marie in Ocean View, New Jersey

Updated 11 months ago

Demand for OTAs in NJ - 3 Replies

Currently there are no OTA schools in NJ. When checking indeed there seem to be a lot of jobs in NJ. Rutgers and Eastwick College have programs in...

kabd in Greenwich, Connecticut

Updated 11 months ago

Is this a good plan to become an OTA? - 2 Replies

Hi everyone. Alright, I'm fresh out of high school and I've decided to become an OTA as I believe it'll be a great job for me. I was originally...

nan in Oak Forest, Illinois

Updated 12 months ago

What do you enjoy most about your occupational therapy assistant career? - 86 Replies

What do you enjoy most about being an occupational therapy assistant? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many...

Superman.1938 in Brentwood, Tennessee

Updated 13 months ago

OTA Student Accepted into OT program? - 3 Replies

Hi. I was just curious to see if anyone got accepted into an OT program while they were in an OTA student. I would love to go straight to OT...

TBMFL in Tampa, Florida

Updated 13 months ago

Questions about Cota career - 3 Replies

I am thinking about pursuing a career as a Cota, because I enjoy helping people. Before going to school for this career I have a couple of...

Neal in Denver, Colorado


Hello, I am considering a career change and looking into PT or OT. The problem is that I live in Colorado where the only OT program is...

Lisandra in San Leandro, California

Updated 14 months ago

Is occupational therapy assistant a good career - 1 Reply

I am considering becoming an occupational therapy assistant. I have done lots of research and it seems like a fun career. I love working with...

Bluetea in Texas

Updated 14 months ago

How to get Volunteer hours for ota school. - 1 Reply

Last year i called rehab centers up and tried to get some hours for ota. None of them seemed that interested. How do I go about getting these hours?...

OTgirl31 in Roselle, New Jersey

Updated 14 months ago

Want to become an OT but I'm not good enough. - 1 Reply

Long story short, graduated from a university with a liberal arts degree I'm not fond of and Occupational Therapy (specifically, being a OT with a...

Renee in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Updated 15 months ago

occupational therapy assistant schools in VA - 1 Reply

I just moved to VA and thinking about Tidewater community college for octa. Can someone from VA please tell me what your grades were like for...

Shelia Barker in Texas

Updated 15 months ago

COTA Program or MOT? - 5 Replies

I currently have a degree in Psychology. I took a year off to decide what I want to do with my degree and have decided to do Occupational Therapy....

Stacie in Tampa, Florida

Chronic Health issues? Can I still be a OTA?

I am planning on becoming an OTA. I am suppossed to start the program soon, but I am worried if I can do it. The past couple of months my health has...

Stacie in Orlando, Florida

insurance for school question

So, I am supposed to be starting my OTA program soon. Question, does the program require us to have health insurance? And if so, what if you can not...

Marie in Ocean View, New Jersey

Updated 16 months ago

anyone have any experience with Mercer County College PTA program? - 1 Reply

just like my question says, im looking into MCC pta program along with Union County College. Can anyone chime in on their experience with these...

COTA in Hbg, PA in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Updated 17 months ago

There are too many COTAs in upstate SC-can't find a job. Plus OTAs are just glorified CNAs! - 72 Replies

If you are someone who is looking to go get a degree in OTA, don't do it! There is an over abundance of OTAs in the greenville SC area and everyone...

Vanny in Toronto, Ontario

OTA / PTAs in Canada

Hi Does anyone know the average salary for OTA/PTA in Toronto or at least Canada. I am looking to possibly get into this field as Masters is...

ota new grad in Sarasota, Florida

Updated 18 months ago

State College of Florida for OTA? Venice vs Bradenton? - 4 Replies

Hi, just wondering if there are any graduates or students that have went or are going to State College of Florida? thoughts? Venice campus is closer...

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