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Running1987 in Waterbury, Connecticut

Updated 21 months ago

Considering OTA and in need of some feedback - 1 Reply

Hi, considering going for OTA and working my way up with education into a OT. I have five to six year's of experience in the health field and up two...

joy2theworld in Mattoon, Illinois

COTA - how much heavy lifting of patients?

I'm thinking of going for COTA, but how much heavy lifting & transferring of patients does the job actually entail? I know it depends on whether you...

Sarahn in Colchester, Connecticut

Is 60,000 alot of money for school for OTA?

I really want to be a OTA, I know the community college offers the program for A LOT less but the program only takes a certain amount of students and...

shayzee in San Angelo, Texas

Need advice on OTA programs -PLEASE!!!!

I am in dire need of some assistance and direction. My background: I have a BS in Psychology (graduated in 1996) and my work history has mainly been...

Vanessa1234 in Evansville, Indiana

OTA College Interview

I have applied for an OTA program and I was wondering if anyone could give me pointers on the interview. I have a 3.9 GPA so I'm mostly worried about...

John Doe in Jersey City, New Jersey

COTA Recruitment

I am a Rehabilitation Recruitment Coordinator in Buffalo New York and I am having extreme difficulty in finding COTAs. If anyone can give me...

LoriS in Tucson, Arizona

Updated 24 months ago

COTA career path - 1 Reply

Hello. I am currently pursuing my AS degree for COTA. I intend to continue my education after completing my AS and finding work. My question...

Jessica in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Updated 26 months ago

CNA vs COTA - 24 Replies

I have been an agency CNA for 5 years now. While I have enjoyed immensely helping folks out, much of the treatment and low pay of CNAs leaves a very...

Susan in San Jose, California

Updated 26 months ago

OTA to OT reality not theory? - 1 Reply

so long winded question and I need some good practical advice. im currently in an OTA program in nj that looks like its getting accreditation. I...

plronald2006@*****.*** in Orlando, Florida

Updated 27 months ago

Occupational Therapy Salary Range? - 10 Replies

Im in the process of looking into beginning a new career and have been strongly considering becoming a COTA. I have been researching and have found...

Davey in Austin, Texas

Updated 27 months ago

OTA vs PTA, which is a better certification if I want to work in a pediatic setting? - 1 Reply

Hello all, I am considering applying to the PTA program at a local community college. I have done a ton of research, and I have been working on the...

Tammy in Cleveland, Ohio


What's the going rate for an experienced prn cota in Cleveland?

NT in Brooklyn, New York

Rates for EI home care in NY

Hey fellow COTAs, I've got an interview with a homecare agency in two weeks and I wanted to ask if anyone would know what the average rates for EI...

SW23 in Jacksonville, Florida

Updated 29 months ago

Changes to the NBOT? - 1 Reply

Hey all. I took the NBCOT back in July of 2013 and unfortunately didn`t pass. Missed it by 5 points. I`ve heard from the NBCOT face book site that...

PossibleOTA in Cerritos, California

Updated 30 months ago

All I can think to say is "WOW" - 14 Replies

I was set on a career as an OTA. I knew what school I'd be attending, funding was set and I had my classes lined up. That is, until I read this...

kabd in Greenwich, Connecticut

Updated 31 months ago

Is this a good plan to become an OTA? - 2 Replies

Hi everyone. Alright, I'm fresh out of high school and I've decided to become an OTA as I believe it'll be a great job for me. I was originally...

TBMFL in Tampa, Florida

Updated 33 months ago

Questions about Cota career - 3 Replies

I am thinking about pursuing a career as a Cota, because I enjoy helping people. Before going to school for this career I have a couple of...

Neal in Denver, Colorado


Hello, I am considering a career change and looking into PT or OT. The problem is that I live in Colorado where the only OT program is...

Lisandra in San Leandro, California

Updated 34 months ago

Is occupational therapy assistant a good career - 1 Reply

I am considering becoming an occupational therapy assistant. I have done lots of research and it seems like a fun career. I love working with...

Bluetea in Texas

Updated 34 months ago

How to get Volunteer hours for ota school. - 1 Reply

Last year i called rehab centers up and tried to get some hours for ota. None of them seemed that interested. How do I go about getting these hours?...

OTgirl31 in Roselle, New Jersey

Updated 34 months ago

Want to become an OT but I'm not good enough. - 1 Reply

Long story short, graduated from a university with a liberal arts degree I'm not fond of and Occupational Therapy (specifically, being a OT with a...

Renee in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Updated 35 months ago

occupational therapy assistant schools in VA - 1 Reply

I just moved to VA and thinking about Tidewater community college for octa. Can someone from VA please tell me what your grades were like for...

Shelia Barker in Texas

Updated 35 months ago

COTA Program or MOT? - 5 Replies

I currently have a degree in Psychology. I took a year off to decide what I want to do with my degree and have decided to do Occupational Therapy....

Stacie in Tampa, Florida

Chronic Health issues? Can I still be a OTA?

I am planning on becoming an OTA. I am suppossed to start the program soon, but I am worried if I can do it. The past couple of months my health has...

Stacie in Orlando, Florida

insurance for school question

So, I am supposed to be starting my OTA program soon. Question, does the program require us to have health insurance? And if so, what if you can not...

Marie in Ocean View, New Jersey

Updated 36 months ago

anyone have any experience with Mercer County College PTA program? - 1 Reply

just like my question says, im looking into MCC pta program along with Union County College. Can anyone chime in on their experience with these...

Vanny in Toronto, Ontario

OTA / PTAs in Canada

Hi Does anyone know the average salary for OTA/PTA in Toronto or at least Canada. I am looking to possibly get into this field as Masters is...

ota new grad in Sarasota, Florida

Updated 38 months ago

State College of Florida for OTA? Venice vs Bradenton? - 4 Replies

Hi, just wondering if there are any graduates or students that have went or are going to State College of Florida? thoughts? Venice campus is closer...

Dolphins fan in Mn in Winona, Minnesota

Thinking of a career in OTA

I am looking into a career as an OTA. I live in SE Mn and Rochester MN is close by. Mayo clinic is literally taking over the town so it is a health...

croberts141 in Fort Myers, Florida

OTA that began in hand clinic and now having troubles changing practice areas.

Hi, I'm an COTA in Southwest florida. I graduated back in 08 and have worked in specialized hand clinic for five years and loved it! but due to...

Healthcare Admin NY in NY, New York

Reimbursment of PTA'S and COTA'S

Hi, I was wondering if any one could shed light on how PTA's and COTA's are being reimbursed in outpatient settings under medicaid or medicare in...

DWhite626 in Costa Mesa, California

Updated 40 months ago

PTA or OTA? - 4 Replies

Can any one tell me the differences between PTA and OTA. Job duties, pay, and which field has more jobs available. See at first I was thinking...

TB in Fountain Valley, California

Updated 41 months ago

Volunteer for OTA School. - 2 Replies

I am pretty sure I would do well in OTA school. I think I would love working as an OTA. The thing is that I am having a difficult time getting in my...

gmc in Spring Valley, New York

Doing Fieldwork With Another College?

Hi everyone. I'm currently finishing up my first semester (Fall 2012) in an Occupational Therapy Assistant program with my community college. With...

Tramod in Pacific Grove, California

Updated 44 months ago

travel first or wait ayear or two - 1 Reply

I am looking to travel when I graduate from college in 2014. I am wondering should I travel first or stay put and If so, how many years should I wait...

Amy in Denver in Salt Lake City, Utah

level 2 fieldwork

I’m in Occupational therapy school in Denver, CO. I will be moving to Watertown, NY and starting my level 2 fieldwork in in January. Can someone give...

Mike in Norwalk, Connecticut

Working as a travel COTA right out of school.

I'm looking for a career change and would really like a travel job. I'm leaning toward a COTA or a PTA. Is it possible to sign up with an agency and...


Updated 46 months ago

occupational therapy assistant, finding a school! - 179 Replies

I have been searching everywhere, to try and find out information in becoming a Occupational Therapist assistant in Oregon. Does anyone have any...

peggy canale in Newfield, New Jersey

Updated 48 months ago

Occupational Therapy Assistant Roles in Asutralia - 1 Reply

Can anyone tell me where I can find out about how to get or if there are any two to three month occupational therapy assistant roles available in...

FutureTherapist in Rhode Island

Prospective OTA student from RI

Hi everyone!! I am from RI. I am thinking about applying to either the OTA or the PTA programs. I am looking to speak to others in my area about the...

gmc in Spring Valley, New York

Updated 48 months ago

ota school - 1 Reply

I just got into the OTA program at a community college and debating whether or not I should go. I really wanted to get into nursing but since it is...

Lisa Saunders in Mystic, Connecticut

Updated 49 months ago

COTA Program at Rockland Community College. - 1 Reply

Has anyone here attended the OTA program at SUNY Rockland Community College in NY? I was just accepted and would like to hear from a student who can...

HumpyDumpy in Port Orchard, Washington

Updated 49 months ago

revisiting COTA - 11 Replies

Last year I was in Greenriver's program but withdrew after I read some comments here. I am sorry I did now because I cannot find a job to save my...

lucy in Lakeland, Florida

Updated 50 months ago

COTA Exam Prep Course from OT Advantage - 2 Replies

I don't do this often but I HAD to post the COTA Exam Prep Course from OT Advantage. It HAS to be the best experieince I have had in online learning....

bohemianbetty03 in Wyoming, Michigan

Jobs to build up resume for future OT career

I have already initiated a change from my current career path to become an OT. I have an interest in pediatrics and would like to do something to...

gmc in Spring Valley, New York

COTA for U.S Army.

Anyone work as a COTA for the army? Not joining the army, but working for it as an army civilian. I've read that occupational therapy is performed on...

preachermanmike in Farmington, Kentucky

Updated 51 months ago

Taxonomy number for OT? - 1 Reply

Hello I am trying to get my NPI but cannot seem to locate the taxonomy for OT. Anyone know what it is? thanks. Is OT different than OTA?

Cindy in San Diego, California

Updated 51 months ago

OTA and RC3-11 PTA Bill? - 1 Reply

I have been researching and trying to decide if I want to pursue Occupational Therapy Assisting or Physical Therapy Assisting. I finally applied to a...

gmc in Spring Valley, New York

Chances of Being Accepted.

I'm going to take BIO 110- Anatomy & Physiology I in about a month, since it is a requirement to apply for the OTA program at my community college. I...


Keiser? OTA program ect

Hi, I am considering Keiser's OTA program. Either Tallahassee or Jacksonville location in Florida. My question is has anyone went there or any Keiser...

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