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ANK25057 in Dallas, Texas

Volunteering opportunities for future OTAs

I'm looking for ideas on where to volunteer just to "feel out" if OTA work is right for me. Specifically in the Dallas area. Any clinics where I can...

ANK25057 in Dallas, Texas

What is the Dallas job market like for COTAS?

How is the Dallas job market for COTAS currently? Is the market saturated with new grads? I know there aren't many schools in the area.

Yoobingsoo in San Antonio, Texas

Questions about Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapy Assistant

Hello! I'm having a hard time deciding what I want to get an AAS in. I'm currently doing prerequisites for the Respiratory Therapist program in my...

Jacob in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Radiology Technologist or COTA?

I like both fields but I am unsure which to go to school for. It seems like there are way more COTA jobs but you can't really go far with being a...

Jeanna in Poplarville, Mississippi

What companies provide the highest paying travel COTA jobs?

I am graduating in May and I'm looking for a travel job. I am a nontraditional student with an undergraduate degree, as well as 10 years work...

BreeLove in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Traveling as a COTA

What is it like to be a traveling COTA? Is it as exciting as it sounds?

Felicia08 in Massachusetts

Updated 50 months ago

COTA new grad pay? - 1 Reply

I work at a post acute rehab center and it is my first job. Wondering what the pay SHOULD be for a place like that for a new grad? It seems like it...

SaraLR in Hickory, North Carolina

I need a COTA's point of view...

I am an occupational therapy graduate student. I have to write a paper about OT and OTA interactions. If there is an OTA out there willing to answer...

inthemix in Bremerton, Washington

Updated 51 months ago

Satisifed with career as COTA??? - 4 Replies

Hello, I've read some really negative things about the OT field, and I've seen posts where its the same person over and over posting the negative...

Alyssa in Winter Park, Florida

Starting my second year of College and looking for a psychology based job

I'm looking for a career in therapy, long term, but for now, I need a job to support my school life. I currently work at a convenience store, but I...


Updated 52 months ago

finding an ota school in dnver - 2 Replies

I will be moving in the denver area soon and will like to find an ota school there.

Kristie in Rockford, Michigan

Math and OTAs

Can anyone who is already practicing as an OTA tell me if and how any math is used in this job? I am doing a paper for school and would appreciate...

BigRoy in San Jose, California

Updated 53 months ago

I have a B.A. in Psychology and am considering OTA? From Maryland, would this be a good move? - 5 Replies

I currently have a B.A. in Psych and have been working at a psychiatric rehab facility for four years now and I am just not liking the field, very...

Sam in Appleton, Wisconsin

Can someone explain the process...

What steps do I need to take to become a certified OTA? After high school, do I apply to a AOTA acreddited school right away? What are the courses...

relleyrelle in Panama City, Florida

Updated 54 months ago

What was your GPA? - 8 Replies

I will be applying to OTA program this June and my GPA is 3.4. My question is: Will that be too low to get accepted? What was your GPA when you were...

joe in Ferndale, Washington

Updated 54 months ago

transferring credit - 7 Replies

Has anyone on this forum attended PIMA for OTA and transferred in credits to their program. I have trouble paying $27,000 for tuition, but if they...

Sadi in Miami, Florida

Updated 54 months ago

RDH or COTA? - 1 Reply

I'm 27 yrs old with a BS in Sociology. This past August I returned to school part time (for now) in hopes to find a path to an actual career. I'm...

shire in mound in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Updated 55 months ago

Recertification - 3 Replies

I need to recertify myself as an occupational therapy asst. Vollunteering is a way I can earn my PDUs. Does anyone know of any volunteer jobs for...

amelia in Palm Coast, Florida

Updated 55 months ago

pay scale - 1 Reply

I am noticing some parts of Michigan, pay is real low. After I build my experience (maybe about a year) I am moving back to Florida. The job market...

Celeste in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 55 months ago

OT interested in hand therapy - 1 Reply

Hi all - I am a new grad and looking for a job whilst studying for the boards. So far I've applied for an acute peds position entry-level and a hand...

hmzubi in Miami, Florida

occupational therapist assistant

I want to be an occupational therapist assistant but I don't know what to do. How is keiser university????? Is it easy to find a job ????can you hepl...

kykytiffy in Portland, Oregon

Occupational Therapist Assistant - a student's questions for COTA's

Hi - I am currently working on my prerequisites to apply for OTA school next spring. I have read over these forums and am now a little reluctant to...

kmc613 in Itasca, Illinois

OTA Career Outlook in Illinois

I've been reading quite a bit in these forums and it seems like the majority of these posts come from CA. I'm curious about people's job...

kmc613 in Itasca, Illinois

Wright College OTA program

Just curious if anyone had an opinion on the OTA program at Wright College in Chicago. Is it a good program? Is it hard to get into?

kmc613 in Itasca, Illinois

OTA Program near Chicago

I'm working on a few gen eds right now but hope to apply to an OTA program next year. Living near Chicago, Wright College seems to be my only...

ccc123 in Baldwin City, Kansas

COTA job outlook in kansas

Im trying to decide between COTA and Nursing. I was hoping some kansas cota's could tell me what the job outlook is right now. Also what is the...

ardentanglophile in Redmond, Washington

Updated 57 months ago

Job Placement in Seattle - 5 Replies

I just would like to know if recent Seattle graduates have had any trouble finding work? Also, I saw a job ad that said "85-95% productivity standard...

ardentanglophile in Redmond, Washington

Job Placement in Seattle

I just would like to know if recent Seattle graduates have had any trouble finding work? Also, I saw a job ad that said "85-95% productivity standard...

ardentanglophile in Bellevue, Washington


I just saw advertisement for a temporary agency. It said "must be able to complete 85-95% productivity requirements." Is this realistic?

jld in Gurnee, Illinois

Updated 57 months ago

COTA salaries in Missouri? - 1 Reply

soo...i am going to go to school to become a COTA, BUT it says that COTA's in missouri get like 102,000 a year?? i have read way different else...

Amy in Ardmore, Oklahoma

Updated 57 months ago

License Reinstatement for COTA in Oklahoma - 2 Replies

I have been working in contract rehab for years but have been in management, I want to get my state license reinstated but the board is requiring 30...

magsm10 in Villa Park, Illinois

Southern Indiana Univerity OTA Writing sample?

I was wondering if anyone has taken the writing sample for the ota admissions process?

pogues6 in Portland, Oregon

Updated 58 months ago

cota or pta - 1 Reply

...which is better and why??? I would like to hear the good and the bad aspects of each field. Thanks!

Kristin Dianne in Cookeville, Tennessee

how difficult is the schooling?

I work a full time job in order to keep up bills and ive been outta school for awhile so im a little rust ya know..im just wondering if its very...

Life Essential Healthcare Staffing in Sacramento, California

Updated 59 months ago

Texas COTA work? - 1 Reply

I've seen a number of various COTA positions in TX. Appears COTA jobs are all in the LTC/SNF arena in most States. Any reason TX seems plentiful in...

nicholsCOTA05 in Tyler, Texas

Updated 59 months ago

can't decide between COTA or RN - 3 Replies

Hi there, I can't seem to decide between becoming and RN or OTA. I was a massage therapist for many years but burnt out from it. I think...

inthemix in Bremerton, Washington

Updated 59 months ago

Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy ? And community colleges in California? - 1 Reply

Greetings. I'm a former biochemist seeking to re-train and wanting to know... - what are the pros and cons of working as a certified Occupational...

emily in New York, New York

Updated 60 months ago

What is wrong with the OT field? - 2 Replies

I am applying to a PTA program (about a 20min drive from my house) and an OTA program (65 minute drive from my house) to start in Fall 2011. I was...

justagirl in Gurnee, Illinois

Updated 61 months ago

cota schooling difficult - 2 Replies

hi, i originally wanted to go to school to become a physical therapy assistant but became a bit worried when I learned that the schooling is...

seena26 in Keller, Texas

Is there a need for a Scheduling, Tracking & Documentation Svc for Home Health Contractors?

I would like to get your thoughts on a niche need that has come across my way. I have a few PTs and OT's that do contracting in Home Care. They hate...

margaret1 in portland, Oregon

Updated 62 months ago

Per Diem Salary?!?! - 2 Replies

I'm a COTA/L and a recent grad. I have about 4months experience in a SNF. I'm looking to get a per diem job to help pay off my student loans. I'm...

GMT in Cranston, Rhode Island

Updated 63 months ago

what is it like to be a cota? - 1 Reply

I'm very interested in becoming an occupational therapy assistant, is it a good field to get into? Do you like your job? do you have to clean/bathe...

Mallroy in Rochester, New York

What is wrong with the OT field?

I am applying to a PTA program (about a 20min drive from my house) and an OTA program (65 minute drive from my house) to start in Fall 2011. I was...

linda borowski in Spring Hill, Florida

where do they teach occupational assistants

i have a niece who lives in n.j. and works with seniors as a occupational assistant and told me that i would be good at that because of my...

issi58 in Bridgton, Maine

Updated 64 months ago

Anyone have an idea of what I should ask for in salary for a travel assignment? - 7 Replies

I am looking to start with a travel assignment and have been talking with several companies, i dont really know what to expect, so far hourly 26.00...

L Schrum in Orlando, Florida

Updated 65 months ago

COTA - 1 Reply

I am looking into going to school to be a COTA in Tampa,Fl and I wanted to know if anyone could recomend an accredited school I can go to. Also I...

lmkilgore1221@yahoo.com in Warner Robins, Georgia

Looking for a Travel Assignment in Ohio

I am currently looking for a travel job in the state of Ohio. I am having some trouble finding one. Does anyone have any information on which...

otadvantage in Tucson, Arizona

Updated 67 months ago

questions about OT assistant programs - 2 Replies

Hello, I am interested in beaing an occupational therapist aide. Penn Foster has a Occupatioanl Therapy Aide program, but I wanted to know if...

otadvantage in Tucson, Arizona

Updated 67 months ago

How do the traveling assignment jobs work? - 1 Reply

I'm trying to research what a traveling COTA does, to no avail. How do these jobs work? Thanks!

otadvantage in Tucson, Arizona

Updated 67 months ago

how long do we have to take OTA boards in TX? - 1 Reply

does anyone know how long we have to take OTA boards in TX? I took it once, but failed.

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