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gunjan bhagat

Updated 4 months ago

I need a study partner for nbcot exam - 4 Replies

yes christina i am interested in group study. looking for study partner


Updated 4 months ago

Starting a Private Pediatric Practice - 119 Replies

[QUOTE who="JoanJOT in Portland, Oregon"]Thanks for all the advice! I just started my practice, got my state business license, and finally got my...


Can I get into occupational therapy school with my credentials? Suggestions for improvement?

I am planning on applying for OT school for the 2016 cycle. I am wondering how qualified of an applicant I am and what my chances of getting accepted...


MOT admission

I am from chicago, and my undergrad GPA is 2.8 in occupational therapy. I am looking for colleges in mid west area. With this profile, I am not...

OT grad 2012

Updated 5 months ago

How did you get your first job out of OT school? - 1 Reply

The easy way to get job offer is to post your resume on the AOTA career site. The national recruiters will come calling quite quickly- it was...

hopeful OT in NJ

getting into ot school

anyone attending seton hall master ot program in NJ? is it difficult to get into? can you tell me about your experience?

OT grad 2012

Updated 5 months ago

Tips for getting into SJSU, Samuel Merritt or Dominican? - 6 Replies

Hi, also a SJSU OT alumn here =) I know it has become crazy competitive there in the last few years. So all of the above points mentioned are great...

OT grad 2012

Updated 5 months ago

Failed out of OT school. What now? - 4 Replies

You can also look into ABA (applied behavioral analysis?) aides. These aides work 1:1 with autistic kids, usually in the homes after school. So these...

OT grad 2012

Updated 5 months ago

OT or OTA for pediatrics? - 4 Replies

Yes, I think OTA vs. OTR salaries and restrictions on how you would practice are very state dependent- you need to ask OTAs in your area what their...


Updated 5 months ago

Future of COTA? - 2 Replies

My wife became a COTA about 10 years ago and had an OK paying job with benefits for about 8 years until the government caps were reduced at SNF...

SANYA in San Diego, California

Updated 5 months ago

Easy OT schools to get into - 68 Replies

I'm currently applying to grad schools for my Masters in Occupational Therapy. I have a 3.3 undergrad GPA, 4.0 in my pre-reqs and I'm studying for...

gonzagaa__ in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 5 months ago

What steps should I take to be an OT? Do i have a chance?! Really need advice! - 1 Reply

Im only on my, if we want to get technical, first year of Community college. I started college fresh out of HS and didn't know what I wanted to major...

gonzagaa__ in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 5 months ago

Applying to OT schools; Worried about my GRE score :/ - 2 Replies

Hello everyone, I've been reading these forums for about 2 years ever since I looked into OT. I'm looking to apply to a masters in occupational...

OTGirl in Daytona Beach, Florida

Updated 5 months ago

Show me the money... - 72 Replies

What are typical occupational therapist salaries? Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in...

manbesam martinez in Tampa, Florida

Updated 6 months ago

occupational therapist assistant or physical therapist assistant - 2 Replies

would anyone know of a school (program), I could go to become a therapist aide, I am a certified nursing assistant, I am interested in becoming a...

anticuti in Brentwood, California

Updated 6 months ago

Internationally educated practicing in the USA - 1 Reply

Hi all, My husband is American but he got his masters in OT in Australia. The University we went to is certified by the WFOT. I'm not an OT...

hanarat in Havre De Grace, Maryland

Updated 6 months ago

Advice for entry level therapist needed! - 3 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...

NoMoreOT in Ontario, California

Updated 6 months ago

Advice needed: can you do anything else with an MSOT degree besides hands on OT? - 3 Replies

I have finished my OT program and will be taking my exam shortly. Now that I'm nearing actually working in the profession, I realize that I don't...

Hannah in New York, New York

Updated 6 months ago

Occupational Therapy Programs, NYU vs Columbia - 6 Replies

Hi, I have been accepted to both NYU and Columbia's MS Programs in Occupational Therapy. I am having a tough making up my final decision. I was...

star772 in Sterling Heights, Michigan

Nashville/Franklin TN

Looking to relocate from Michigan to Nashville, TN. Does anyone have any input on the job market? What range is the pay scale for the area. Good...

J in Monterey, California

Updated 6 months ago

How hard was your masters? - 16 Replies

For those of you that have been through your masters degree...how hard was it? I hear some real bad horror stories and some stories that say it...

annon in Canada in Oakville, Ontario

Updated 6 months ago

To become Canadian OT - 2 Replies

Hi, I'm OT for 5 years above in Korea. I'm interested to become abroad. I have master degree, not OT, so I will prepare the exam in Canada. ...

DrTonyaD in Vancouver, British Columbia

Suggestions on Wage Amount??? Please help...

Hi I am a private OT here in Vancouver with my own practice and I am helping a family friend's daughter out by giving her a part time job assisting...

emilia in Farmington, Michigan

Updated 6 months ago

Transfer Credits from Unfinished OT masters to Another? - 1 Reply

So my situation's kinda unique... I fell ill and was not able to finish my Master's in OT up here in Canada. It was down to the last clinical...

Mitch in Muncie, Indiana

School -based

Does anyone know anything about school based practice? Im worried that most of the positions are for one year only?

jmeif in West Covina, California

Updated 7 months ago

Chances of acceptance - 1 Reply

I'm just wondering if my grades and experience make me a competitive candidate for OT schools. I have a 3.5 overall GPA, hoping to bump that up to a...

imot789 in Illinois

NBCOT character review

I just finished level 2 fieldwork and am applying for the NBCOT exam. I was wondering if anyone has applied for the exam with a simple misdemeanor on...

jewe1 in TRENTON, New Jersey

Traveling Therapy Jobs

Hi All. I was wondering if anyone has any insight into traveling therapy jobs. I see job ads and recruiters calling all the time for these type of...

Complete Therapy Services in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 7 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...

Sal N in San Diego, California

Updated 7 months ago

OTA Program in NON-Accredited school - American Career College Orange COunty - 1 Reply

Hi there! i can use some insights. I'm applying for the OTA program in American Career College but the thing is it's not yet accredited. Any of you...

Simon Levin in Paramus, New Jersey

Updated 7 months ago

Home Health Care Per visit rate - 12 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...

Blue14OT in Louisville, Kentucky

Updated 7 months ago

Where to live?! - 7 Replies

Hi there - I am graduating with a Masters in OT August 2014 from Spalding University in Louisville, KY. I love Louisville and it is a great place to...

anticuti in Brentwood, California

Updated 7 months ago

NBCOT OTED Eligibility for Category B - 45 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...

mcboyd in Mcminnville, Tennessee

Updated 7 months ago

OT school interview - 2 Replies

I have an interview for a masters of occupational therapy program. Any interview tips? I applied at this place because I have an overall GPA of 2.82...

Andrew in Austin, Texas

Updated 8 months ago

volunteer work? - 30 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...

TwinkieOT in Washington

Selling my Aota Supscriptiom

I have AOTA exa

NoMoreOT in Corona, California

Updated 8 months ago

Failing level I fieldwork? - 3 Replies

I just completed my first level I fieldwork rotation and it was an epic fail. I felt totally unprepared for all of the homework and responsibilities...

Splinting4dimes in Louisville, Kentucky

Updated 8 months ago

passing the NBCOT exam - 2259 Replies

Hey, I am in the process of studying for the NBCOT exam. I am getting nervous because I seem to be getting a decent amount of the practice...

tjfrech in Manhattan, Illinois

Updated 8 months ago

Selling entire HUGE study set for NBCOT-OTR - 2 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....

vfierova in Dallas, Texas

Updated 8 months ago

Paying For Grad School (Occupational Therapy) - 30 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...

OTstbOTR in Maryland

Updated 8 months ago

What do you know about Howard's OT Program - 4 Replies

Does anyone have any comments or suggestions about Howard's program? They are expensive but located in DC. Thanks!

phaines9 in Orlando, Florida

Updated 8 months ago

TRAVELING OT - 47 Replies

To practicing traveling therapists: I am a soon-to-be new graduate and am seriously contemplating signing up with a travel company for my first...

MFH in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Very short term job

Does anyone know if its possible to get a travel job or a PRN job for only 2-4 weeks? I have a gap between jobs that I would like to fill. Any...

OT123 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 9 months ago

Fast Pace Environments and OT - 4 Replies

Hi, I am very interested in the OT field and I am planning on applying this fall to OT school. I was just reading some things about OT in the...

Atticus Finch in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Updated 9 months ago

OT STUDENT - 188 Replies

Hello i'm a student at Miami Dade College. I was a teacher student major and i change my mind and change my major to OT. I was wondering if was a...

Sgirl interested in OT in Jacksonville, Florida

Teaching vs. Occupational therapy as a career

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?...

AMH0341 in Bakersfield, California

NBCOT Character Review -- I'm unable to prove that I've completed the terms of my probation.

In 2008 I was convicted of a misdemeanor for making criminal threats. I was sentenced to 36 months of summary probation, 12 days of CalTrans, 26...

lucie lu in Los Angeles, California

Updated 9 months ago

New Grad Salary Negotiations - 2 Replies

I am wondering what a reasonable salary for a new grad in an inpatient setting is. I am talking with a hospital where the range is 22-32/ hour. The...

Gamecock09 in Beaufort, South Carolina

Updated 9 months ago

Occupational Therapy vs Physician Assistant - 3 Replies

I am wondering what would be a better choice in between these two field: A) in terms on job outlook B) in terms of Salary I know this is an OT...

NTreasT in Orange County, California

Considering becoming an OT- career switch

Hello all, I've been working in the field of ABA for 8 years now (since I was 25) and have been a BCBA for 6 years now. I am thoroughly burnt...

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