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Updated 1 day ago

Washington COTA's couple of ?'s - 3 Replies

And yes....it takes a long time to get a license there!!


Updated 1 day ago

Highest paying gig as a COTA? - 1 Reply

Rural SNFs - particularly where they can't find people. There are trade offs to the high pay like crappy working conditions, not close to anything,...


Updated 1 day ago

COTA/OTR , PTA/ PTD pay in nursing home in california or Texas - 1 Reply

Not in Austin.


Updated 2 days ago

Are occupational therapy assistant job opportunities growing or declining? - 347 Replies

Unfortunately I have been trying to pick up extra home health visit shifts as something consistent to cushion my regular job at a facility. Well, I...


Updated 10 days ago

Should I try for COTA?? - 35 Replies

[QUOTE who="OTinHI in Honokaa, Hawaii"]hi LJ - there are so many SNF jobs now because the baby boomers are getting older. It's really a hard setting...

Eddiebee in San Jose, California

Updated 15 days ago

Taken Or Going To Take NBCOT COTA EXAM? - 11 Replies

I have my ATT letter. Don't know when I am going to take it. Who here taken in or will take it in the coming weeks/months?

Maddie in Bloomingdale, Illinois

Changing from OTR to OTA?

Is it possible to apply to OTA jobs when you're a licensed OTR?

Maddie in Bloomingdale, Illinois

Changing carerr to OTR to OTA

If you're a licensed OT, could you apply for OTA jobs?

Eddiebee in San Jose, California

Updated 1 month ago

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

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

Eddiebee in San Jose, California

Updated 1 month ago

NBCOT exam - 7 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...

Davey in Austin, Texas

Updated 1 month ago

What do you enjoy most about your occupational therapy assistant career? - 103 Replies

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

Davey in Austin, Texas

Updated 1 month ago

COTA online programs/bridge programs for full time working adults? - 27 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...

Katie in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Do OTAs create the activities for the patients?

I am very interested in pursuing a degree in an Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Specifically, I would like to work with children. I am a...

Antmart in Bronx, New York

COTA Rate from NYC to NJ

What is the going rate in NJ? Want to move back to New Jersey.

Davey in Austin, Texas

Updated 2 months ago

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - 2658 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...

smchibi in Tampa, Florida

Updated 2 months ago

Yeah! I'll be starting the program this fall! Does anyone have info... - 80 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...

Antmart in Bronx, New York

New to SNF learning curve?

I am a recent grad and it's already been a month at the snf I'm working at. I had no idea what I was doing going in. I am still behind. My...

Klmp1201 in Pueblo, Colorado

Updated 3 months ago

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

Hi: I've been looking at different websites and the OOH for information about COTA salaries. The numbers on the forum look more like OT salaries...

Jessica Almonte in New York, New York

Updated 3 months ago

OTA at LaGuardia Community College - 46 Replies

Anyone have any information on the COTA / OTA program at CUNY LaGuardia Community College?


Updated 4 months ago

what have you heard about Brown Mackie in Fenton Mo? - 1 Reply

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.

Crystal in Morris Plains, New Jersey

Updated 4 months ago

Eastwick college ota program - 29 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...

shelleym in Jamestown, New York

Updated 4 months ago

There are too many COTAs in upstate SC-can't find a job. Plus OTAs are just glorified CNAs! - 74 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...

PTAorOTA in Detroit, Michigan

What is easier COTA or PTA school?

I am very interested in the rehabilitation process and I want to know what is typically considered easier OTA or PTA school? I'm currently debating...

KParks in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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 in Austin, Texas

Updated 5 months ago

Santa Ana OTA program - 9 Replies

Anyone graduated from there or are going there now? I see they werent taking application for a year or two and are starting again this year. They...

Researcher in Toronto, Ontario

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...

WinnieMC in Costa Mesa, California

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...

Sammieb727 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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 in Phoenix, Arizona

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?

Anomyous in Miami, Florida

Updated 8 months ago

Keiser University - 38 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...

Psmith92789 in Manchester, Connecticut

Updated 9 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 9 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 10 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,...

_maweeeesa in Tacoma, Washington

Updated 12 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...

jackie summerville in Yorktown, Virginia

Updated 12 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...

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 14 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...

gaynellh in Aurora, Colorado

Updated 15 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...

Running1987 in Waterbury, Connecticut

Updated 16 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 17 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 18 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...

Jessica in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Updated 20 months ago

CNA vs COTA - 24 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 21 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...

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