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Updated 6 days ago

Keiser University - 38 Replies

The same here in Texas. There are a few jobs around the Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth areas, but they are competitive. Three years ago I started...


Updated 13 days ago

Salaries on the upper-right look kind of high. - 268 Replies

[QUOTE who="Jjccota in Columbus, Ohio"]I have been a COTA since 2010 and my professors used to tell us to expect $15-$19 per hour... I make $30 in...



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


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...


Updated 2 months ago

Changes to the NBOT? - 1 Reply

I am thinking about going to school in Jacksonville for OTA, and would be curious to know what program you attended.


Updated 2 months ago

Eastwick college ota program - 3 Replies

Very interested in the program just wondering how hard is the program? How many days a week do you go? It seems that there are a lot of classes each...


Updated 2 months ago

what review books did you use for NBCOT exam? - 8 Replies

I am getting ready to take the exam in a month and am using the purple book too. Your comment mentions that it's nothing like the actual exam. Is...


Updated 3 months ago

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

[QUOTE who="Ashley in Salt Lake City, Utah"]I was set on a career as an OTA. I knew what school I'd be attending, funding was set and I had my...

Beth in Plano

Updated 3 months ago

OTA at LaGuardia Community College - 4 Replies

Those core classes shouldn't be that difficult to get a high GPA. Good luck.


Updated 3 months ago

Demand for OTAs in NJ - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="Burnout in New York, New York"]Hi Marie, which partner college did you go to for your pre-OTA course, prior to Rutgers? How was your...


Updated 4 months ago

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

How do you get the volunteer experience necessary to apply to many OTA programs?


Updated 4 months ago

What do you enjoy most about your occupational therapy assistant career? - 89 Replies

[QUOTE who="Host"]What do you enjoy most about being an occupational therapy assistant ? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are...


Updated 5 months ago

OTA or Nursing - 1 Reply

I'm going to OTA school now. OTA around here pays a lot better than RN. My mother is a retired RN and I will start out at the same pay she had...


Updated 5 months ago

OTA Student Accepted into OT program? - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="futureotgirlinnashville in Bennettsville, South Carolina"]Isaiah, I'll be relocating to Nashville in January and I have a lot of...


Updated 5 months ago

Questions about Cota career - 4 Replies

If one can, find an OTA-OT bridge program. At least you can work PRN while pursing it, if anything. At least for a few years now, OTs may have an...

Lisa B.

Updated 5 months ago

Are occupational therapy assistant job opportunities growing or declining? - 182 Replies

I've heard that for the past few years. We tend to follow what PT does and PTs require a doctorate now so OTR/Ls will require that so it stand to...



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...


Updated 6 months ago

Yeah! I'll be starting the program this fall! Does anyone have info... - 61 Replies

Not sure about the availability of jobs after obamacare kicks in. Also, it doesn't look like government will come to any agreement anytime soon. ...


Updated 6 months ago

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - 2641 Replies

the Rutgers UMDNJ program received a verbal preliminary accreditation !!!


Updated 6 months ago

Is occupational therapy assistant a good career - 2 Replies

I notice that people in the medical field are not necessarily "people person". However, you do need to interact with patients and have some basic...


Updated 7 months ago

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

[QUOTE who="danophillipN in Little Rock, Arkansas"]Last year i called rehab centers up and tried to get some hours for ota. None of them seemed that...


Updated 7 months ago

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

Hi. I'm a 31 year old housewife, with a bachelor's degree in psychology. I want to apply to both occupational therapy and speech language pathology,...

Renee in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Updated 7 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 7 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 8 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...


Updated 9 months ago

Should I try for COTA?? - 33 Replies

Hey I just got accepted into the OTA program at my school. I start in the fall and I can't wait, I'm so excited. I'm really in love with this field...

COTA in Hbg, PA

Updated 9 months ago

There are too many COTAs in upstate SC-can't find a job. Plus OTAs are just glorified CNAs! - 73 Replies

[QUOTE who="OT_Guy in Youngstown, Ohio"]As a COTA and MOT student I have to respectfully disagree with most of you. I work in pediatrics full time ....

Arash9 in Laguna Hills, California

Updated 9 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...

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 10 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...

Dolphins fan in Mn in Winona, Minnesota

Thinking of a career in OTA

I am looking into a career as an OTA. I live in SE Mn and Rochester MN is close by. Mayo clinic is literally taking over the town so it is a health...


OTA that began in hand clinic and now having troubles changing practice areas.

Hi, I'm an COTA in Southwest florida. I graduated back in 08 and have worked in specialized hand clinic for five years and loved it! but due to...

Healthcare Admin NY in NY, New York

Reimbursment of PTA'S and COTA'S

Hi, I was wondering if any one could shed light on how PTA's and COTA's are being reimbursed in outpatient settings under medicaid or medicare in...

DWhite626 in Costa Mesa, California

Updated 13 months ago

PTA or OTA? - 4 Replies

Can any one tell me the differences between PTA and OTA. Job duties, pay, and which field has more jobs available. See at first I was thinking...

TB in Fountain Valley, California

Updated 13 months ago

Volunteer for OTA School. - 4 Replies

I am pretty sure I would do well in OTA school. I think I would love working as an OTA. The thing is that I am having a difficult time getting in my...

gmc in Spring Valley, New York

Doing Fieldwork With Another College?

Hi everyone. I'm currently finishing up my first semester (Fall 2012) in an Occupational Therapy Assistant program with my community college. With...

Tramod in Pacific Grove, California

Updated 16 months ago

travel first or wait ayear or two - 1 Reply

I am looking to travel when I graduate from college in 2014. I am wondering should I travel first or stay put and If so, how many years should I wait...

Amy in Denver in Salt Lake City, Utah

level 2 fieldwork

I’m in Occupational therapy school in Denver, CO. I will be moving to Watertown, NY and starting my level 2 fieldwork in in January. Can someone give...

Lhaynes in Woodlawn, Virginia

Updated 18 months ago

COTA online programs/bridge programs for full time working adults? - 2 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...

Mike in Norwalk, Connecticut

Working as a travel COTA right out of school.

I'm looking for a career change and would really like a travel job. I'm leaning toward a COTA or a PTA. Is it possible to sign up with an agency and...


Updated 19 months ago

occupational therapy assistant, finding a school! - 179 Replies

I have been searching everywhere, to try and find out information in becoming a Occupational Therapist assistant in Oregon. Does anyone have any...

peggy canale in Newfield, New Jersey

Updated 20 months ago

Occupational Therapy Assistant Roles in Asutralia - 1 Reply

Can anyone tell me where I can find out about how to get or if there are any two to three month occupational therapy assistant roles available in...

HelloThere in Valparaiso, Indiana

Updated 20 months ago

Occupational Therapy assistant? - 19 Replies

I've been considering becoming an occupational therapy assistant for awhile now but after reading pages upon pages of negative comments about the...

Lauren in Stuart, Florida

Updated 20 months ago

OTA Schooling, Where? - 104 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...

FutureTherapist in Rhode Island

Prospective OTA student from RI

Hi everyone!! I am from RI. I am thinking about applying to either the OTA or the PTA programs. I am looking to speak to others in my area about the...

gmc in Spring Valley, New York

Updated 21 months ago

ota school - 1 Reply

I just got into the OTA program at a community college and debating whether or not I should go. I really wanted to get into nursing but since it is...

Lisa Saunders in Mystic, Connecticut

Updated 21 months ago

COTA Program at Rockland Community College. - 1 Reply

Has anyone here attended the OTA program at SUNY Rockland Community College in NY? I was just accepted and would like to hear from a student who can...

HumpyDumpy in Port Orchard, Washington

Updated 21 months ago

revisiting COTA - 11 Replies

Last year I was in Greenriver's program but withdrew after I read some comments here. I am sorry I did now because I cannot find a job to save my...

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