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Updated 4 hours ago

OTA VS OTR - 13 Replies

I am a hands on person but money makes me scream the OT PROGRAM. My personality is OTA because i like speaking to clients and working hands on but I...


Updated 20 hours ago

OT vs. RN - 149 Replies

R.N vs OT...Look at previous comment above: Thank you for your time reading. Look at Comment above about Salary and time to complete. But more of...

Otto Ortega

Updated 1 day ago

What's the biggest pain point you have in your OT practice? - 1 Reply

Hey guys, it seems nobody wants to participate... I understand your time is important and limited, and it is not my intention to bother you or...


Updated 3 days ago

need advice for travel position - 1 Reply

Did you accept the travel position?


Updated 3 days ago

Advice for entry level therapist needed! - 10 Replies

What setting do you guys think it is best for a new grad? Inpatient rehab, acute care, SNF or Outpatient?


Updated 3 days ago

Spirituality in Occupational Therapy - 25 Replies

I am using this forum for a little impulsive journaling without much self-editing. I feel that the soul of our profession is burgeoning with new...


Updated 4 days ago

OT student looking for answers/advice - 26 Replies

[QUOTE who="PJ USC OTS in Los Angeles, California"]PT's and ATC's have been seen as typically attributed to sports areas, but particiapting in sports...

Marina in California

Updated 7 days ago

Home Health Care Per visit rate - 26 Replies

Hi I currently work as an OT for a home health care agency on salary. I make 42 an hour and work 40 hours. We are being pushed to move to per...

saraherv5391 in Millington, New Jersey

NBCOT study materials

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...

JonJon OTAL in Arizona

Updated 11 days ago

OT as a guy / Guy OTs - 23 Replies

I am currently accepted into a very good school which would allow me to go straight into their MOT program right after I get my bachelor's. I have...

Matthew R in Metamora, Illinois

Updated 15 days ago

Scoring the Sensory Profile - 35 Replies

For anyone that's interested, I've posted two free scoring tools for the Sensory Profile on my website: http://www.upanzi.com (click on "Sensory...

roseladaOT in milwaukee, Wisconsin

New job OT

I recently changed speciality areas from SNF to OP neuro. I am going through extensive training and mentoring. I have noticed through my mentoring...

pfarhan90@*****.*** in United Kingdom

Updated 26 days ago

Career Change to OT - 10 Replies

Hi everyone - I am 30 yrs old and have been working as a web developer since college {bachelor of science in marketing} but I am looking to switch...

Mom2go in Brookshire, Texas

Updated 27 days ago

OTA to OT Route - 61 Replies

Did anyone transition from OTA to OT and would you recommend it? I have posted here before and I have a masters in Nutrition but want to break...

JonJon OTAL in Arizona

Updated 27 days ago

OT burnout - 449 Replies

Any OT's experiencing burnout? Does anyone know of any job alternatives outside of clinic/hospital settings?

Jing in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 28 days ago

I am looking to form a study group or find a study partner for the NBCOT exam! - 76 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...

Miwa Aparo in Los Angeles, California

Updated 1 month ago

Careers othe rthan OT - 299 Replies

Anyone ever leave the OT field? If so, what did aor are you doing now? I get frustrated with the field sometimes and feel I need a career change....

Chris in Danvers, Massachusetts

options for OTs

A career path that seems great for OTs involves becoming a disability specialist at a college. You can earn another degree and send your kids to...

ErinOT in Spokane, Washington

Updated 1 month ago

Working In Australia from the US - 7 Replies

Hello, I'm hoping some OT's can give me some insight on working in the field in Australia, particularly any who may have gotten their degree in...

Meadow in Orange, California

Updated 1 month ago

Questions for Veteran OTs - Ethics, Job Satisfaction, Debt, etc. - 1 Reply

Have a B.S. in elementary education, taught for five years, burned out. OT seems like an excellent fit for my goals and personality, but I have...

anticuti in Brentwood, California

Updated 1 month ago

Appealing NBCOT results - 5 Replies

Has anyone ever successfully appealed exam results or know anyone that has? I have taken the exam twice now, the first time I failed by 3 minuscule...

MarinaZ in Orange, California

Updated 1 month ago

Is the debt to become an OT worth it? - 22 Replies

Is OT worth 100K in debt? Will I be making enough money to pay all the loan payments? UGH!

gothamcitygirl in Ohio

Updated 1 month ago

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

Actually, that isn't my only question (this is gonna be a looooong post). I'm hoping to get some overall advice on whether or not going to OT school...

Whynotbehonest in Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Updated 1 month ago

The Best and Worst thing about Being an OT - 258 Replies

Hi everyone. I'm a junior in college right now thinking about OT. At first, I wanted to be a PA but I concluded that it wasn't for me and I think...

Hope25 in Washington

COTA is it the right choice

I no longer have a passion for my (bachelors) degree in Social Work. I would like to change my degree to COTA. I know this Is a step back and I could...

Disappointed in California

Updated 1 month ago

Can you be pregnant during fieldwork? - 16 Replies

Hi, I am an OT student. I will be starting my second level 2 in January and was thinking about trying to get pregnant now. I was wondering if any...

Sparkler in Greenville, South Carolina

Updated 1 month ago

Fieldwork Issues - 80 Replies

Hello everyone. I found this forum through searching for advice on fieldwork. I just withdrew from my first placement because of the concerns of my...

Phoenix in California

Updated 1 month ago

Occupational therapy master's program - 738 Replies

I graduated from college with a Diploma in Psychology and am really interested in getting into a master's program. However while I was in college I...

Greg Kelly in Belfast, United Kingdom

Updated 1 month ago

OT School Burnout - 39 Replies

I am in the beginning of my second year as an OT student. I am completely lacking motivation and interest in my classes. I constantly question my...

newOT in london, United Kingdom

newly qualified - overwhelmed

Hi everyone, I am a newly qualified OT and I am 6 weeks into my first job in acute mental health (rotational post). I am overwhelmed and finding...


Updated 1 month ago

Why are you still in OT if you hate it? - 162 Replies

I love my job, I love OT, & I work for a great company. I have had awful jobs, and I left them. OT wasn't the problem, it was either the setting,...

susieque in Los Angeles, California

Can you work in Lifestyle Redesign outside of USC's program?

Any other opportunities elsewhere?

Raks in Liverpool, United Kingdom

Updated 1 month ago

overseas employment for occupational therapists - 8 Replies

I am seeking overseas employment and have not had any luck in finding jobs. I have applied to the federal goverment but have gotten no replies to my...

NotJustAnSLP in San Diego, California

Updated 1 month ago

I'm torn between becoming a Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist? - 280 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...

mas922 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Switching careers?

Hi everyone, I am not an OTR but a COTA, I'm just looking for input and advice. I have been a COTA for less than 5 years but cannot stand working...

BRE BRE 2284 in Boynton Beach, Florida

Updated 1 month ago

SKYPE Study partner needed for NBCOT - 1 Reply

I'm taking the test on July 1st. I'd love to SKYPE study with someone. I'm in the Pacific Time Zone... Please get in touch if interested.

Isaac in California

Updated 2 months ago

Occupational Therapist, is it a rewarding career? - 99 Replies

I am looking for a career change, I would like to know, is occupational therapist career worth pursuing for the masters program? Please feel free to...

Isaac in California

Updated 2 months ago

Any OT's who actually like their job? - 349 Replies

I have read a lot of negatives and complaints about the field, but I would like to hear from people who actually enjoy being an OT. Why do you enjoy...

Isaac in California

Updated 2 months ago

The Costs of Becoming an OT - 16 Replies

For those of you currently in OT masters programs or have recently graduated, is it worth it? I'm pretty sure I want to be an OT, as I've jumped...

Isaac in California

Updated 2 months ago

How do I work as an OT in USA - 14 Replies

Hi, I know that OT is one of the fastest growing jobs in the USA. I would like to know is there any foreign trained OT here as I would like to know...

Isaac in California

Updated 2 months ago

Looking for some career changing advice - 4 Replies

Im 34 and work as an analyst making $87k a year. However, i am tired of sitting at a desk and working on a computer by myself all day long. I...

Tjohnson89 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Updated 2 months ago

Torn between COTA and OTR - 54 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...

Isaac in Ventura, California

Updated 2 months ago

Dilemma about whether or not to stay in OT school - 15 Replies

So I'm in my second semester of grad school to get my masters in OT. Since the beginning I've had second thoughts about whether or not this field is...

NewMexOT in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Updated 2 months ago

In desperate need of a non-clinical job as an OT - 1 Reply

So I made the mistake of not shadowing enough settings before walking into OT school. In the scheme of things, the career sounded picture-perfect;...

Stevie Kong in Edmonton, Alberta

Is that hard to find OT jobs in Alberta for new grads with few experience in this field?

I almost finished my first year of OT graduate

Isaac in Van Nuys, California

Updated 2 months ago

How easy is it for a new graduate to get an entry-level OT job? - 4 Replies

Hi, I am currently a second year occupational therapy graduate student at Samuel Merritt University. I was wondering how easy is it to get a job...

Sara in Spring, Texas

Updated 2 months ago

volunteer work? - 32 Replies

i have no experience in ot and want some volunteer work to gain experience. where would i look for some flexible opportunities? i am most interested...

Marina in Mission Viejo, California

Updated 2 months ago

Non-clinical/less physical jobs for OT?? - 4 Replies

I'm a tiny woman in mid-20s, 5" and weigh around 90 lb... I'm one of the people that got accepted into OT school with no prior shadowing/volunteer...

Mingogo in Buffalo, New York

OTR Salaries in Mental Health /Psychiatric settings?

I'm completing my level II rotations, and seemed to have found a love for the mental health setting in my psychiatric hospital placement. I'm having...

Marina in California

Updated 2 months ago

OTR & COTA mothers I really need some advice - 6 Replies

I am having an extremely difficult time making a decision on OT school due to a unique set of circumstances and could really use some advice from...

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