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Updated 2 days ago

Santa Ana OTA program - 2 Replies

Thanks so much for the reply and insight Davey. Definitely something for me to think about.


Updated 5 days ago

Occupational Therapy assistant? - 22 Replies

[QUOTE who="nicholsCOTA05 in Tyler, Texas"]I have been working as a COTA in East Texas for 5 years now. The need for OTA's seems to be growing by...


Updated 9 days ago

Interest in OTA program at Herring U in Winter Park, FL?? - 1 Reply

I personally think this is not needed. Orlando/Daytona area is already saturated with schools for Occupational Therapy Assistants. There are five...


Updated 13 days ago

Are occupational therapy assistant job opportunities growing or declining? - 221 Replies

I've had that happen to me several times. However, even if they are not there when I show up, I still get paid $35. How many people can say they get...


Becoming an OTA

This may be a long shot, but I am a new OTA student and am trying to learn a bit more about this field from real people. Additionally, I have an...


Updated 26 days ago

What do you enjoy most about your occupational therapy assistant career? - 85 Replies

[QUOTE who="CotaGrl in Tannersville, Pennsylvania"]truthbetold: Happy to hear from someone on here who loves their job! Good for you!! I too work...

Joe Gagill1

Updated 28 days ago

Leaving a Position - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="OTinRI15 in Providence, Rhode Island"]I want to leave a position, however the manager to whom I want to deliver my resignation is never...


Updated 1 month ago

Keiser University - 37 Replies

So glad that I did not go to Keiser University for my OTA degree. I was lucky and got into Daytona State College the first time I applied. My degree...


Updated 1 month ago

COTA online programs/bridge programs for full time working adults? - 10 Replies

St. Catherine University also has a online COTA program with monthly labs in VA. I spoke to the admissions rep for awhile and got good feedback. The...


Updated 1 month ago

what review books did you use for NBCOT exam? - 16 Replies

Looking to purchase books for preparing to take NBCOT exam


OTA program at Polk State College in Florida

Hey folks, So after graduating with a degree in Public Relations back in 2011 from USF, and working these past few years in the Marketing field,...


Updated 1 month ago

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - 2668 Replies

[QUOTE who="dadlynn in Tampa, Florida"]Hi Florida girl- I also lI've in Florida ( Tampa) and I'm currently in my second year track program for OTR....


Updated 1 month ago

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

[QUOTE who="Karen in Georgetown, Texas"]I know this probably isnt active anymore, but I had to comment because some of you are misinformed. I have a...


Updated 2 months ago

OTA at LaGuardia Community College - 25 Replies

Yes, your right it's common knowledge for those who received it. Some people received “applied” studies as well as some subjects were never taught....


Updated 3 months ago

OTA or Nursing - 4 Replies

Update. I am not pursuing either nursing or OT. I've decided to to a long and well rested break from pursuing nursing because I felt my skills...


Updated 3 months ago

Salaries on the upper-right look kind of high. - 280 Replies

I am considering a career change to either PTA or COTA, however I would like to ask all of you if the pay is similar for either path? Schools in my...


Updated 3 months ago

Eastwick college ota program - 28 Replies

[QUOTE who="bmeyers in butler, New Jersey"]@denmonda, that's great good luck! I would have gone for my masters in OT it my undergrad GPA was higher....

jackie summerville

Updated 3 months ago

OTA Schooling, Where? - 103 Replies

[QUOTE who="Happy Ducky in Greeley, Colorado"]I'm looking into the the COTA Associates at Pueblo Community College . Is there anyone who can...


Updated 3 months ago

Should I try for COTA?? - 35 Replies

[QUOTE who="mscota in Winter Park, Florida"]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...


Is home healthcare hard to get into as a new OTA grad?

I'll graduate as an OTA soon & was wondering what field of OT pays the most. I heard it's home Heathcare. Any ideas? My preference is working w...


Updated 4 months ago

OTA Student Accepted into OT program? - 4 Replies

I am trying to do the same route also, COTA to OT through an accelerated program, because I don't have a bachelors. I had a really bad GPA for my...


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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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...


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 7 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...

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...

LoriS in Tucson, Arizona

Updated 9 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...

rob in East Islip, New York

Updated 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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...

Davey in Austin, Texas

Updated 12 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...

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 14 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 15 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 16 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 16 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...

TBMFL in Tampa, Florida

Updated 18 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 20 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 20 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....

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