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TriciaZ in Ventura, California

Updated 2 months ago

Don't do OT..I regret it. - 5 Replies

Wondering if anyone else regrets going into OT? There is no respect for the profession. The Physical Therapist gets all the respect. When you go and...

Ed in Manassas, Virginia

Updated 2 months ago

Looking for advice from anyone who recently passed the NBCOT - 2 Replies

Hi, Ive been out of OT school now for almost 3 years, but have never taken the boards... Which tools did you use to help study and pass the...

Ed in Manassas, Virginia

Updated 2 months ago

Why does the NBCOT exam cost $500 (for Occupational Therapists) but the FSBPT only costs $370 (for Physical Therapists)? - 3 Replies

Do you think OTs are getting ripped off when it comes to paying to take the exam? Why is the OT exam significantly higher of the three main rehab...

E Mac75 in Boston, Massachusetts

Updated 2 months ago

Would I even be looked at by OT programs? - 15 Replies

I am a 27 year old that has been working as a CNA for the past couple years and I have a bachelors from Ohio State. I am currently signed up to take...

Chasedream in Orlando, Florida

Updated 2 months ago

How difficult is Occupational Therapy School? - 55 Replies

Hello I am 20 years old and I plan on getting a master's degree in occupational therapy. At first I had planned on getting an associate's degree and...

dboyz0123 in Youngstown, Ohio

Updated 2 months ago

How much do Occupational Therapist actually earn? - 15 Replies

I have been looking into OT and I have a hard time grasping how much an OT can expect to earn. At this point I think it is false that an OT earns 90...

Antmart in Bronx, New York

Updated 3 months ago

Mercy College In NY - 6 Replies

Did anybody take from Mercy College for Master of OT?

OTR in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 4 months ago

PRN Rates in California - 2 Replies

Hi, I'm an OT moving to Southern California this summer and am wondering what the current PRN rates look like for work in SNFs. I make $55/hour as a...

anticuti in Brentwood, California

Updated 4 months ago

Any online M.A./M.S. occupational therapy degrees for entry-level??? - 9 Replies

Hi all, I am considering doing SLP or OT as is the title question of this forum. Here is my background: I have a double major in Spanish/English,...

ebauburn11 in Auburn, Alabama

OT, RN, or SLP?

Hey all, I'm currently a freshman in college looking into possible career paths. I am a pre-nursing student, but all the BSN programs I seem to be...

RSK in Los Angeles, California

Updated 4 months ago

Can someone help me to see why I can't pass NBCOT Exam? - 7 Replies

Hi, I was so frustrated today because I failed the OTR AGAIN after SEVEN times try. Yes, it is the 7th time for my exam. I am from outside of the...

Kate in Westminster, Colorado

Updated 4 months ago

OT degree from overseas?? Post professional master degree in US? -- 2013 NBCOT NEW handbook!!! - 60 Replies

It is so hard to see and keep in touch with OTs who gained their degree overseas either bachelor or master degree, and wanting to now practice in the...

MOT student in White River Junction, Vermont

Updated 4 months ago

Military OT - 4 Replies

I'm starting OT school in the fall and I'm a little concerned about the debt I'll have upon graduation. I know each branch of the military has a form...

OTsd in Austin, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

Advice for entry level therapist needed! - 9 Replies

Hi all, I recently graduated and have started my first job as an occupational therapist. It's been two weeks so far however I feel so anxious and...

mchurchill in Racine, Wisconsin

Preparing for interviews for school jobs

So after nearly 6 years working primarily in geriatrics in snfs and home health, I am looking to get into the schools and have 2 interviews coming...

OTAllOver in San Diego, California

OTs in Seattle, WA

Hi all- Considering a move from California to Seattle, WA... Anyone currently working there able to answer the following questions: 1. How long...

logan1323 in Jefferson City, Missouri

Independent Contracting Help (In the School System)

Any advice on independent contracting in the school systems? What are the steps to take as far as Medicaid billing.. Do I need to sign up with the...

anticuti in Brentwood, California

Updated 5 months ago

BSOT from WFOT accredited school in the Philippines - 1 Reply

Hi. I'm a U.S. and Filipino citizen currently finishing my BS degree in OT and planning to take the PH board exam. I've browsed around WFOT and AOTA...

HopeSolo in New York, New York

Updated 5 months ago

York College OT program bs/ms - 18 Replies

Has anyone went to this school, or applied? what is the info about this schools, any reviews? It seems like some unknown school with OT program


Updated 6 months ago

After years as an OT, are you happy with your decision? - 19 Replies

I've been out of undergrad for 5 years and have a lot of experience teaching and working with young children, but wasn't crazy about the classroom...

gstoner in Troy, Alabama

Updated 6 months ago

Paying For Grad School (Occupational Therapy) - 33 Replies

Hey, Im a senior and looking into going to grad school for occupational therapy. I have heard that there are a lot of companies and organizations...

otbellyd in Dallas, Texas

Updated 6 months ago

OT burnout and need of a change in career - 1 Reply

I have been a pediatric occupational therapist for eight years now and I am burned out. I have worked for several companies with little appreciation...

Eddie in New York, New York

Updated 7 months ago

Need suggestions on NBCOT Exam and Therapyed Course. ..Please !! - 9 Replies

Hi All, I got approved for IOTED, just have to give TOEFL to complete their processing so that they send me ATT. Few questions- 1) What are best...

Eddiebee in San Jose, California

Updated 7 months ago

AOTA/NBCOT Study Prep - 7 Replies

Has anyone purchased the AOTA/NBCOT exam prep software? If so, what are your comments on it?

Eddiebee in San Jose, California

Updated 7 months ago

Selling books - 6 Replies

Hi everyone, Selling these, used them to pass the NBCOT. Reply if interested, negotiable. $50 + shipping Therapy ed study guide 6th ed. and...

Eddiebee in San Jose, California

Updated 7 months ago

NBCOT OTED Eligibility for Category B - 46 Replies

Hello, I started OTED evaluation in 2009 but wasn't able to complete it, so that they could have sent me ATT letter. Now NBCOT is saying that my...

Eddiebee in San Jose, California

Updated 7 months ago

Selling entire HUGE study set for NBCOT-OTR - 3 Replies

I passed and I am done so I am selling ALL of the following for $120 TOTAL: 1. 6th edition Therapy Ed Guide with CD- no marks- retails for $100 2....

Brett Dunbar in Flemington, New Jersey

Updated 7 months ago

Night time OTs - 2 Replies

I wanted to know if occupational therapist also had positions where they work at night. All of the forums and shadowing alludes to only day time...

bstrng in Charleston, South Carolina

OT jobs metro detroit

Hello, Can anyone comment on pay for acute care in Metro Detroit MI? Specifically Henry Ford, DMC or St. Johns. I will be starting out my FWII and...

Davey in Austin, Texas

Updated 7 months ago

ot saturation in texas - 3 Replies

I moved to Texas from out of state.I have seen that getting an occupational therapist job is difficult in Texas.Has anyone noticed it? Pay is also...

Win Phoenix in Bangalore, India

Updated 7 months ago

Teaching vs. Occupational therapy as a career - 2 Replies

I am just curious if anyone has ever been a teacher and then switched to occupational therapy or vice versa? If so, how do the two compare?...

Win Phoenix in Bangalore, India

Updated 7 months ago

Staffing Agencies , which ones are good based on your experience? - 1 Reply

Which occupational therapy staffing agencies are good ? Im a new grad and confused as to which one to go with

tideshy in Azusa, California

Reason for getting a post-professional OTD?

I'm currently finishing up my master's in OT and am contemplating about whether or not it's worth getting an OTD. Sure it'll be a financial burden...

ktm in Palo Alto, California

Updated 8 months ago

San Jose State OT - 601 Replies

Has anyone attend San Jose OT program or knows anything about it?

FelipeOT in Sacramento, California

Updated 8 months ago

OT with a learning disability - 1 Reply

Hi Everyone, I've heard that doctors can't get hired for some jobs (specifically with the US government) if they have a learning disability like...


Has anyone successfully transitioned to a new career?

Help! I have been an OT for 20 years, and in that time the profession has changed drastically. I am fed up with greedy companies that only see my...

Antmart in Bronx, New York

Updated 8 months ago

NYC jobs: work vs cost of living. - 1 Reply

I'm a frequent traveling cota who is looking to move to the NYC to do either a contract or a perm position. I'd love to hear from any NYC cotas on...

tideshy in San Jose, California

OT in the Air Force Reserves?

Has anyone joined the US Air Force Reserves as an occupational therapist before? I'd like to know the pros and cons of joining. How's the climate...

ST in Acton, Massachusetts

assisted living

Have you ever worked as an OT in an assisted living? Was it a good job? Benefits? Drawbacks? Thanks so much for your input!

Teacher Laura in Seattle

Becoming an OT with Arthritis Pain

Hello Everyone! I have a degree in child development, and looking to do my masters in OT. However, I'm wondering if it's not a good fit for me as...

Gordon G in Stone Mountain, Georgia

Make some extra cash


Cota to ot in Walden, New York

Updated 9 months ago

OTs vs OTAs in SNFs - 23 Replies

Hello all, I'm a psych undergrad student who is thinking about pursuing OT as a career. I've read alot of the comments from OTs who dislike...

FutureOT in Mississauga, Ontario

Occupational Therapy job market in Toronto, Ontario?

Hi all, Been shadowing OT profession, and it does seem as a fun and exciting career and something I am looking to pursue. Despite all positive...


International Bachelor degree in occupational therapy

Hello,I have International Bachelor degree in occupational therapy and came to USA.I am really confused with the situation here. What is my options?...

Chanis19 in Bronx, New York

O.T: Certified in 5 years??

Hey, I'm interested in Occupational Therapy, and i would love to hear what it's like on a daily basis. I plan on shadowing an Occupational Therapist...

smrtcookie in New Baltimore, Michigan

Updated 9 months ago

OT in acute care hospital setting - 47 Replies

I'm a new grad and have been working in acute care hospital as an OT for about 1 year. I've become increasingly frustrated with this setting, and OT...

MollyMae in New York, New York

What to look for in a job (real advice) as a new practitioner/first job?

I am looking for advice about what to consider when looking at jobs as a new practitioner. I have #1 asked about mentorship and received several...

MollyMae in New York, New York

Updated 9 months ago

NYS license query - 1 Reply

I've just moved from the UK (for my husbands work) - where I trained and worked as an OT for 8 years. I have been through the OTED process (took 6...

Long time OT in Torrance, California

How do I get pediatric experience?

I've been working as an OT in the SNF setting for 10 years. I'm starting to feel the burn out and I'm looking to switch settings. I've looked at...

dcb1101 in Mobile, Alabama

Pre-OT, confused about which program and whatnot

I am currently a Pre-OT student. My undergrad will be in cardiorespiratory care (to be an RRT, respiratory therapist). I've already looked at...

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