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Updated 3 days ago

OT student looking for answers/advice - 29 Replies

Interesting topic - I had a conversation with my director today about adding a sports specific occupational therapist who may also have hand...


Updated 4 days ago

Considering being an OT or OTA but I am wondering about Toileting - 5 Replies

Dude123, you're right in saying we shouldn't but not every SNF have a plethora of CNAs available to come help you when your drama queen...


Non-traditional (non-patient care based) OT

Hi all, I am a new grad and am very interested in working in a non-traditional OT setting. I would love to help increase access to public spaces...


Updated 19 days ago

OT Travel Companies - 26 Replies

I am considering travel. Do not need any benefits, but want to make more money than staying home. What is good hourly rate for evaluating therapist?...


Updated 27 days ago

OT vs. RN - 151 Replies

[QUOTE who="chrissc in Sacramento, California"]oh and here we DO have to take anatomy (just like you super cool RNs) and we don't take as many...


Updated 27 days ago

OT degree from overseas?? Post professional master degree in US? -- 2013 NBCOT NEW handbook!!! - 64 Replies

[QUOTE who="becstein in Boulder, Colorado"]Hi Lisa, I am actually looking into studying OT masters at La Trobe. I am hoping to return to the US...


Updated 28 days ago

Am I too old to begin OT school? - 42 Replies

I am a 55 year old woman who is strongly considering beginning an OTA, program my interest begin in 2011 at the time I lived in Michigan, so I begin...


Updated 1 month ago

Show me the money... - 83 Replies

[QUOTE who="tim in Melbourne, Australia"]2 points You hate wiping arses, well what about the people you are wiping arses for. do you think they...


Updated 1 month ago

Don't do OT..I regret it. - 11 Replies

[QUOTE who="Trish in Orange, California"]Even with all of the job opportunities? I have always regretted not going into OT and it is very interesting...


OT Observation Hours

I have had absolutely no luck with finding a place to shadow/ volunteer in the Richmond, VA area. Does anyone have any places that they have had...


Updated 1 month ago

OT burnout and need of a change in career - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="Chad in Texas"]I have been a COTA for 6 years. I honestly daydream about going back into retail.I can't stand my job- the job in general...


Updated 2 months ago

2nd grade teacher considering OT... - 11 Replies

I'm actually a SPED teacher and I can tell you that unless you are considering working within the Special Diploma curriculum it is practically the...


Updated 2 months ago

Home Health Care Per visit rate - 41 Replies

[QUOTE who="LIZZA OT in Sellersville, Pennsylvania"]OT girl. What HHC company do you work for? Are they in other states?[/QUOTE] Its in Ga so...


Updated 2 months ago

Occupational Therapy vs. Recreational Therapy - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="jillybee in Cleveland, Ohio"]HopefulDelilah, I'm a little late to answering your question but I wanted to give you my input. I have a...


Updated 2 months ago

TIME TO QUIT OT - 7 Replies

[QUOTE who="BrianTravelingOT in Massachusetts"]I also regret choosing this profession, even after working in multiple settings. I'm taking classes...


Updated 2 months ago

Discrimination against male potential OT's? - 5 Replies

[QUOTE who="ED in Rapid City, South Dakota"]This is not discrimination. Actually, you have an advantage by being a male, as male OTs are desperately...


Updated 2 months ago

OT as a guy / Guy OTs - 23 Replies

[QUOTE who="OTprospect in Saint Louis, Missouri"]I am currently accepted into a very good school which would allow me to go straight into their MOT...

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How to track hours to become CHT

I have been working in outpatient for 1 year now and would like to start tracing my time with hand patients to become a CHT, I was wondering if there...


Updated 2 months ago

Fieldwork Issues - 84 Replies

AOTA website has some suggestions how to interact with your CI and gain most from the learning experience. You should take a look.


Updated 3 months ago

NBCOT Reassurance/Tips?? - 2 Replies

(4) If the exam question asks what's NEXT, FIRST, INITIALLY, there are 80% chance you probably can order the answer choices to allow yourself a...


Updated 3 months ago

Non-clinical/less physical jobs for OT?? - 5 Replies

I have been practicing as an OT for 37 years. I beganin mental health, then peds, then phys dys and now geriatircs. I love what I do. I have found...


Updated 3 months ago

Canadian OT wanting to work in California, USA - 22 Replies

I am an occupational therapist, US citizen, looking for per diem/temporary/casual work in Toronto. Are there specific organizations or companies that...


Updated 3 months ago

Is there a large demand for occupational therapists in the pediatric unit of a hospital? - 1 Reply

Your best shot will be to work at a children's hospital. Otherwise the demand for PICU and NICU is small. I work per diem at a small to medium...


Updated 3 months ago

Starting a Private Pediatric Practice - 96 Replies

[QUOTE who="Tammyjc in New York"]Hi my partner and I will be opening a pediatric private practice in NY and are interested in accepting insurance as...


Subacute rehab

Does anyone have experience in subacute rehab? I've been working in skilled nursing and have been offered a change to a sub acute setting, I'm...


Updated 4 months ago

OTA to MOT to DOT... - 1 Reply

The other program is right down the road from where I live. The program cost about $15,000. The other issue is there is OTA jobs maybe 20 full...


NBCOT Exam question

Creating a video for the elderly regarding safety. What should the video include? 1.Patients in the same age range 2. Way to do things correctly...


NBCOT Exam question

2 year old has mild oral delay and is participating in an early intervention feeding program. Which option has the MOST impact on the child's tongue...


NBCOT Exam question

A Patient with bilateral below knee amputation is independent in w/c to bed transfer but has difficulty transferring from bed to w/c. Wheelchair seat...


Updated 4 months ago

Advice for a new graduate searching for jobs with moving being out of the question - 1 Reply

Apply anyway and ask if there is a full time OTR on site. You learn as you go and experienced COTAs can also provide a lot of guidance. Although they...


2017 Pay thread

Ahh the age old question..but a lot of these posts date back years. Please contribute your info to this thread for the 2017 year: 1) COTA or...


Updated 4 months ago

Occupational Therapist Career - 2 Replies

hello, we are in the same boat , I am a dental assistant with B.S in Biology i worked very close with hygienist and they do get paid 40 to 43 $ an...


Updated 4 months ago

Level II fieldwork in San Francisco CA - 1 Reply

Hi! I came across your post and am in a very similar boat you were in five years ago. I graduate in May and my Fieldwork rotation for summer is...


Updated 4 months ago

Should I be an OTA first and then go on to become an OT? - 1 Reply

Yes, indeed OT's have more responsibilities that COTA's and way more paperwork to take care off. You are still super young, so I advise you to do as...


Updated 4 months ago

OT burnout - 465 Replies

I feel like I am in this rut of constantly having to defend my skills as an OT. There is serious overlap and the anxiety of being constantly judged...


Updated 4 months ago

Occupational therapy master's program - 738 Replies

I know this is old, but to the people questioning finances—my wife just got an offer for 41.50 STARTING straight out of the program, plus bonuses.......


Updated 4 months ago

Why does the NBCOT exam cost $500 (for Occupational Therapists) but the FSBPT only costs $370 (for Physical Therapists)? - 4 Replies

Yes I agree with you. It's a rip off. What can we do about it?


FT SNF or 3mo Outpatient contract for a future Inpt Hosp position?

I am a new grad and I have two exploding offers at SNFs, but my desire is to work in an inpatient hospital setting. For this track, should I take a...


Updated 5 months ago

Chicago State University scandal? - 11 Replies



Updated 5 months ago

San Jose State OT - 603 Replies

[QUOTE who="guldlok in San Jose, California"]Has anyone received letters/email from SJSU OT department whether they have been accepted or not into...

Mimi in Los Angeles, California

Updated 5 months ago

NBCOT study materials - 9 Replies

HI everyone! I found out that I passed the exam today, I am now officially an OTR/L!!! I wanted to share the resources I used and sell them to anyone...

Kay in Brooklyn, New York

Occupational Therapist Salary in TEXAS!!

Hello everyone! I am considering a big move from New York to Texas and I am hoping to get some insight into OT salaries down there. I am considering...

ElleBean in New York

Is OTA School Hard?

Simple question: Is OTA school hard/is it hard to become a COTA? I've been in nursing school, and done really well, but found that nursing just...

AA in London, Ontario

Updated 5 months ago

TN Visa for California - 4 Replies

Hi everyone, I am a Canadian OT the process of moving to California, I have passed my NBCOT exam and have received a job offer to start in 6...

Moni in Los Angeles, California

Updated 5 months ago

I'm torn between becoming a Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist? - 281 Replies

I have been trying to make up my mind for the longest. I have a personality that is suited to both careers. The SLP program is near me and I can take...

KT in Brisbane, Australia

Updated 5 months ago

I am looking to form a study group or find a study partner for the NBCOT exam! - 75 Replies

I graduated a few years ago and have a masters degree in occupational therapy. Unfortunately, I have taken the national boards exam 5 times and have...

OT Student in North Bergen, New Jersey

Updated 5 months ago

Any single mom OT students? - 1 Reply

I'm a single mom to a 5year old and I just got accepted into a private school MOT program. It is out of state and private so tuition is high and I...

GSS in New York, New York

Quality Continuing Education Courses with Focus on Occupational Therapy New York and Ohio

As an OT interested in orthopedics continuing education courses can be frustrating. Most are geared towards and presented by physical therapists....

heather noffsinger in Scottsville, Virginia

Updated 6 months ago

Torn between COTA and OTR - 59 Replies

I am 21 years old. I have my associates in Early Childhood-6th grade teaching. I love to be around children. I know that I want to work with kids as...

Merrbe in Strongsville, Ohio

Updated 6 months ago

how to leave occupational therapy behind - 18 Replies

Heres's the thing. I am an occupational therapist and really really really dislike it. But I also need the money so I figure I have to work at it...

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