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Davey

Updated 10 hours ago

Are occupational therapy assistant job opportunities growing or declining? - 231 Replies

I don't see COTA jobs going away anytime soon. What I see is a shift from SNF/LTC to Home Health as more patients are sent home from the hospital...

Jillian

Updated 2 days ago

Salaries on the upper-right look kind of high. - 284 Replies

Hi Mae my name is Jillian I am a COTA, I currently live in NY, My boyfriend is talking about moving to North Carolina eventually, How is the job...

KParks

From OTA (Occupational Therapy Assistant ) to PA (Physician's Assistant)

I am currently pursuing my associates and in a 16 month program to become an OTA. I originally planned to continue my education afterwards and go all...

Davey

Updated 6 days ago

Santa Ana OTA program - 9 Replies

[QUOTE who="WinnieMC in Costa Mesa, California"]Do you know if the school you graduate from matters much to a employer for OTA? Because I could wait...

Researcher

Colleges in Canada offering OTA training

Hi there, Did you train to be an OTA at a college in Canada? I'm looking for people who trained for their careers through programs offered at private...

Antmart

Updated 9 days ago

what review books did you use for NBCOT exam? - 20 Replies

Anybody here preparing for the NBCOT COTA exam? Anyone taken it as of yet or recently? I need to know if the purple book helped because I feel the...

WinnieMC

Does the college matter

Do any OTA's know if the school you graduate from matters much to a employer for OTA? Because I could wait and try to apply to the community colleges...

juliet chang

Updated 19 days ago

OTA at LaGuardia Community College - 26 Replies

wow! talk about jumping through hoops. this program is a waste of my time and money. they only pick 20 people with out any interview, the reason they...

rainandshine

Updated 1 month ago

COTA online programs/bridge programs for full time working adults? - 19 Replies

This is very insightful. I was thinking of going to State College in Bradenton. I live in Tampa. I'd be commuting 1+ hours a day for 2 years, unless...

Sammieb727

COTA salary in Las Vegas

I live in Wisconsin and the pay for COTAs is pretty low compared to the national average. The BLS and another site have reported that COTAs in Las...

MSGIBSON

OT Practioner Interview!!!

I would like to interview an OT or COTA for an assignment. Its a ten question interview. It will be very brief. Any takers?

Danophillip

what have you heard about Brown Mackie in Fenton Mo?

have heard anything about this school? Good? Bad? I am trying to get in an OTA school, but I have heard some scary things about this school.

Anomyous

Updated 2 months ago

Keiser University - 38 Replies

[QUOTE who="sil2012 in Miami, Florida"]does anyone know any other school besides KEISER for OTA???...I live in Miami..[/QUOTE] Keiser is the only...

ARACELY_ in Houston, Texas

Updated 3 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...

Psmith92789 in Manchester, Connecticut

Updated 4 months ago

Occupational Therapy assistant? - 22 Replies

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

Rae2013 in Deltona, Florida

Updated 4 months ago

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

There are several OTA programs near Orlando and Tampa, but I'm trying to gauge interest around the area for possibly beginning a program at Herzing...

T-Ceaona in Barberton, Ohio

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...

Joe Gagill1 in Key West, Florida

Updated 5 months ago

Leaving a Position - 2 Replies

I want to leave a position, however the manager to whom I want to deliver my resignation is never in the office. Everyone tells me to wait to talk in...

Frankie in Seffner, Florida

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,...

CuriousAboutOT in Tampa, Florida

Updated 5 months ago

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - 2668 Replies

I have recently graduated this December from the OTA program and would like to move back to Wilmington, NC or the surrounding areas. I am eager to...

Kim in Austin, Texas

Updated 5 months ago

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

info(real-life)starting salary info for california? I also have a bachelors in journalism. I don't know what they base starting salaries on. Any...

_maweeeesa in Tacoma, Washington

Updated 7 months ago

OTA or Nursing - 4 Replies

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

ANON in Jersey City, New Jersey

Updated 7 months ago

Eastwick college ota program - 28 Replies

I just started eastwick college ota program. Seems great so far but the program is I'm developing stage. I've been told it will almost certainly get...

jackie summerville in Yorktown, Virginia

Updated 7 months ago

OTA Schooling, Where? - 103 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...

Pw01 in Clearwater, Florida

Updated 7 months ago

Should I try for COTA?? - 34 Replies

I am in my Junior year for my Psychology degree. I was hoping to start Grad school to become an OTR. Right now money is tight and I really need to...

ststudent in alexandria, Virginia

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...

floridagirl in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Updated 8 months ago

OTA Student Accepted into OT program? - 4 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...

ststudent in alexandria, Virginia

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?

gaynellh in Aurora, Colorado

Updated 10 months ago

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

Hi, I currently have a Master's in Special Education, but I find that I can't handle the stress of teaching anymore. I have been really interested in...

Davey in Austin, Texas

Updated 10 months ago

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

Hello, I am currently living in Orange County, CA and the market for COTA's is dwindled to PRN and very very infrequent. I am trying to move to...

Running1987 in Waterbury, Connecticut

Updated 10 months ago

Considering OTA and in need of some feedback - 1 Reply

Hi, considering going for OTA and working my way up with education into a OT. I have five to six year's of experience in the health field and up two...

joy2theworld in Mattoon, Illinois

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...

Sarahn in Colchester, Connecticut

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...

Barry2 in Austin, Texas

Updated 11 months ago

OTA or PTA? - 8 Replies

Down here the local CC does not have and OTA or PTA program...it's only at Pima Medical Institute or Brown Mackie. Both are incredibly expensive....

shayzee in San Angelo, Texas

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...

Vanessa1234 in Evansville, Indiana

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 in Jersey City, New Jersey

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 13 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 15 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 15 months ago

CNA vs COTA - 25 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 15 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 16 months ago

Occupational Therapy Salary Range? - 10 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 16 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

prn

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 18 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 19 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 20 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 20 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 22 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...

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