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Xkirstyw in United Kingdom

OT working abroad

Hi guys I am a qualified OT and I have been working for around 2 years. I am now wanting to work abroad for a while but struggling to find...

GOOT in New Orleans, Louisiana

Grades in OT school

I'm curious what kind of grades everyone got in OT school. I've been out of school a while and am in my 1st semester of school and am struggling...

georgy in Naperville, Illinois

Updated 4 months ago

Am I too old to begin OT school? - 34 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...

epiphysis in Bangor, Maine

Updated 4 months ago

Easy OT schools to get into - 46 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...

Lain in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 4 months ago

Chicago State University scandal? - 4 Replies

I have been hearing and reading some really negative things about CSU. Is anyone currently in the MOT or has been to the program that can shed some...

futureCOTA in Greenwich, Ohio

NBCOT Character Review

Hi, I'm just finishing up my level 2 fieldwork and am applying for the NBCOT exam and am in a stressful situation. My issue is related to the last...

jazz in Marlton, New Jersey

Updated 4 months ago

OTA to OT Route - 58 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...

Kay in Brandon, Florida

Updated 4 months ago

OT vs. RN - 148 Replies

What do you think is a better career option?

Antmart in Bronx, New York

Dominican College?

Have anyone heard of or attended Dominican College of Blauvelt in Orangeburg, NY? They have a bridge program but it is a private institution. They...

JMR in Oakland, California

Updated 4 months ago

San Jose State OT - 594 Replies

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

Kipper99 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 4 months ago

Can you be pregnant during fieldwork? - 14 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...

AdrianaG in Edinburg, Texas

For any Occupationa Therapist... NEED YOUR HELP!

I am have an assignment to interview an OT. If you can go ahead and answer the questions below that would be awesome!! Thank you in advance!...

Metta in London, United Kingdom

Updated 4 months ago

OT Graduate degree abroad?? - 1 Reply

Hi, I'm currently (very anxiously) awaiting responses from my last two OT programs that I applied to: one being a Masters (accepting 45 people), and...

ProspectiveOT in Farmington, Michigan

Updated 4 months ago

What to do if rejected by grad schools? - 1 Reply

So I'm still waiting to hear back from the schools that I applied to to see if I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted.... I'm going to reapply for the...

Kit in San Francisco, California

Updated 4 months ago

Working In Australia from the US - 1 Reply

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...

dip325 in Feasterville Trevose, Pennsylvania

Updated 5 months ago

OT student looking for answers/advice - 25 Replies

I'm an OT student going into my 2nd year of OT school. I'm trying to decide on which area of OT I would like to work in. I have it narrowed down to...

Red Fox Thomas

Updated 5 months ago

Is the debt to become an OT worth it? - 19 Replies

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

gatorot in Gainesville, Florida

Opinions on MOT program

Hi everyone! I was just accepted to the University of Florida MOT program as well as the Medical University of South Carolina's MOT program. Has...

Faith in Springfield, Missouri

Updated 5 months ago

I'm torn between becoming a Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist? - 278 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...

Kelly in Oakville, Ontario

Updated 5 months ago

Anyone struggling with the OT job market in Canada ? - 14 Replies

I am OT with 5 years of work experience working in a top facility in Chicago. I came to Toronto several months ago. So far I've been loving the...

Jbrown in Stuart, Florida

Updated 5 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...

ProspectiveOT in Pontiac, Michigan

Feeling inadequate for OT

Is it normal to doubt your capability of being a good OT? I have a lot of direct patient care experience and I also work in the schools with special...

BBNY21 in Ramsey, New Jersey

Updated 5 months ago

MOT vs COTA already have MEd and mom of small kids - 2 Replies

I am looking for some insight. I have a masters in special needs and worked as a special needs teacher for just 3 years prior to the birth of my 2nd...


Updated 5 months ago

The Costs of Becoming an OT - 15 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...

xboxer in Cactus, Arizona

Updated 6 months ago

How Competitive is OT School?? - 5 Replies

I really would like to be an Occupational Therapist. Before I go to College to get a Bachelors degree I wanted to find out how competitive MOST...

anticuti in Brentwood, California

Updated 6 months ago

OT degree from overseas?? Post professional master degree in US? -- 2013 NBCOT NEW handbook!!! - 41 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...

anticuti in Brentwood, California

Updated 6 months ago

Are OT jobs declining? - 1 Reply

I am a current OT student, graduating in 2 years. I was wondering if any currrently employed occupational therapists or recently graduated...

Momo in Melvindale, Michigan

Updated 6 months ago

OTA VS OTR - 12 Replies

Okay, I know this has been posted a million times, but I need some opinions about my situation!! I am graduating in May with a Child and Family...

Momo in Melvindale, Michigan


I'm 28 and trying to figure out if I want to go back to school to become a COTA or work on pre reqs for the next year then try to get into OT school....

Jessica in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Updated 6 months ago

For those of you like me that have a lower undergrad GPA... - 2 Replies

So I have been doing a little research. For those of you that have a lower undergrad GPA like myself but still have your heart set on OT, here is...

FutureOT in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Looking for Advice about a Full Time Master's Progam

Hi everyone, I am currently finishing up my pre-requisites for OT programs (specifically in NJ and PA). I have been a special education...

Barry2 in Austin, Texas

Updated 6 months ago

OT or PTA for long term career - 2 Replies

Facing the tough decision whether to get my associates in PTA or do a masters OT program as a long term career. I'm 40 years old and have been a...

Nilou in Van Nuys, California

Updated 6 months ago

OT Volunteer opportunities in Los Angeles area? - 7 Replies

I am a prospective OT student in need of OT experience. I have contacted a few hospitals around la with no success, as well as some other...

Jessica in Detroit, Michigan

Updated 6 months ago

Teaching vs. Occupational therapy as a career - 1 Reply

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?...

DesertDude in California

Updated 6 months ago

MOT program at University of St. Augustine - 1 Reply

Has anybody attending the MOT program at one of the St. Augustine campuses???

OTapplicant in Irvine, California

Do I have a chance at any of the schools in California??

I'm a junior in college anticipating to apply to OT schools this summer/fall. Currently, my GPA is just shy of 3.0 and I think by the time I...

anticuti in Brentwood, California

Updated 6 months ago

Does hand therapy always include massages? - 1 Reply

I've observed a variety of settings of OT and I think hand therapy is so what I want to do when I become an OT. I like the fact that the settings for...

J in Woburn, Massachusetts

Updated 6 months ago

OTA to OT Bridge Program (No Bachelors Required) - 3 Replies

I am a recent licensed COTA and am looking for a bridge program that does not require a lot of pre-reqs. I came across New England Institute of...

xboxer in Cactus, Arizona

Updated 6 months ago

Heard of any OT's specializing in ergonomics? - 1 Reply

When you go to the AOTA website or even just check out USC website, you can find that they listed ergonomics as a viable option as an OT...

nsm4207 in Irvine, California

Updated 6 months ago

Do Private Practices for adults exist in OT? - 1 Reply

I was just wondering if it's possible to have a private practice that is NOT a pediatric practice. I have googled "private practice OT adults" and...

New Grad OTR in Fort Worth, Texas

Average pay per unit for new grad?

Hello! I am a new OTR and am currently job seeking. I have a question I was hoping someone may assist me with. Compensation seems to be generally...

New Grad OTR in Fort Worth, Texas

Updated 6 months ago

Occupational Therapy and Multi-tasking - 1 Reply

Do you have to be good at multi-tasking to be good as an OT? When I say multi-tasking, I mean literally doing two things at once, so that you have...

CANYOT in New York, New York

Hand Therapy

Has anyone completed Drexel University's Certificate in Advanced Practice Therapy: Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation program? If so, was it worth...

JillyBee in Cleveland, Ohio

Updated 7 months ago

Occupational Therapy vs. Recreational Therapy - 1 Reply

So I have been interested in becoming an OT ever since I discovered what they do. I am currently 15 credits away from my Bachelor of Psychology and...

me in Spokane, Washington

Updated 7 months ago

OT Travel Companies - 27 Replies

What is your opinion of the Travel Company you work for? How is the Salary? What do you think about the housing that you are provided?

darren shearer in dunkirk, Oregon

Updated 7 months ago

Appealing NBCOT results - 2 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...

hfklvein in San Francisco, Botswana

Updated 7 months ago

OT as a guy / Guy OTs - 22 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...

Irina , New York in Brooklyn, New York

Would like to form a professional study/article review study group.

Hello friends, I am looking to form a review or study group, for exchange of new information, staying current and earn those PDUs. "Meetings" can...

deeudiaver@gmail.com in Mumbai, India

Updated 8 months ago

Canadian OT wanting to work in California, USA - 21 Replies

Hi OT colleagues, I am a Canadian OT and recently passed the OTR exam for USA. I submitted my papers for California license. I am really eager to...

OT in San Pablo, California

Updated 8 months ago

Stats for Acceptance into USC - 1 Reply

What are your stats for being accepted into USC Master OT program?

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