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Updated 1 day ago

Any OT's who actually like their job? - 350 Replies

I work in New York as a pediatric OT and every day I pinch myself for being able to work in this amazing field. I work with an agency, I pick and...

Iris in Los Angeles, California

Updated 2 days ago

Home Health Care Per visit rate - 33 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...

Phil in Ventura, California

Updated 5 days ago

TIME TO QUIT OT - 10 Replies

Guys, after all the frustration, I think it's finally time for me to move on before I waste more time with this profession. It was a complete mistake...

OT 2017 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 7 days ago

Why are you still in OT if you hate it? - 168 Replies

I love my job, I love OT, & I work for a great company. I have had awful jobs, and I left them. OT wasn't the problem, it was either the setting,...

COTAGIRL7 in Humble, Texas

Updated 7 days ago

Don't do OT..I regret it. - 27 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...

OTlearning in New York, New York

Can I still find a job after being sued before?

When I just started to practice as an OT through agency, a patient injured accidentally during treatment. Hospital and I were sued for negligence....

OTA New Grad in Denver, Colorado

Job Hunting

Hello, I am a recent OTA program graduate who is certified and licensed to work in Colorado. I am having a hard time finding part time or full...

OTR2019 in Secaucus, New Jersey

Updated 28 days ago

NBCOT OTED Eligibility for Category B - 48 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...

BrianTravelingOT in Massachusetts

Updated 1 month ago

Discrimination against male potential OT's? - 7 Replies

Hi folks, I've been having a damn hard time finding an OT to job shadow. I've called SO many places and talked to a lot of OTs over the phone and...

Jenna in Los Angeles, California

Updated 1 month ago

Chicago State University scandal? - 12 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...

Lananda in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Updated 1 month ago

Am I too old to begin OT school? - 43 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...

Phil in South El Monte, California

Updated 1 month ago

OT burnout - 469 Replies

Any OT's experiencing burnout? Does anyone know of any job alternatives outside of clinic/hospital settings?

Chavon1995 in Chicago, Illinois


Hello. I am a pre-occupational therapy student. If any occupational therapists or anyone working in the occupational therapy field in Chicago or...

ForumMember in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 3 months ago

I'm torn between becoming a Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist? - 285 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...

jsolo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 3 months ago

Advice for entry level therapist needed! - 12 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...

Shayna in San Diego, California

Updated 3 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...

OTRinTX in SA, Texas

Updated 3 months ago

OT and PT's STILL have the power!!! - 3 Replies

As you all may know, the new laws come into affect starting in October of this year! Rumor has it that SNFs will now drop clinicians (OTs and PTs)...

Dee in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 3 months ago

Is the debt to become an OT worth it? - 26 Replies

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

Grandma in Sebastian, Florida

Updated 3 months ago

therapy and treatment planning ideas - 12 Replies

i've just started working in a skilled nursing facility, and i've had little prior experience in working with adult populations as i've worked more...

Jake Coles in Russia

Updated 4 months ago

Occupational therapy master's program - 739 Replies

I graduated from college with a Diploma in Psychology and am really interested in getting into a master's program. However while I was in college I...

Kelly Crowley in East Quogue, New York

Updated 4 months ago

Working In Australia from the US - 17 Replies

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...

Sheena in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

Updated 4 months ago

Starting a Private Pediatric Practice - 98 Replies

I'm thinking about starting a private pediatric practice and would appreciate any suggestions on where to get info. about starting one up. I...

tommyhalf in United Kingdom

Updated 5 months ago

Non-traditional Occupational Therapy Graduate Applicants - 15 Replies

Anyone else out there with a Bachelors more than 5 years ago trying to get into programs? I originally was not going to re-take my psychology...

HannahLouise in Saint Helens, United Kingdom

Working in the US...

Hi there, I was just looking for some advice about working abroad as an OT. I qualified and live in the UK as an OT and am currently working in...

brebre2284 in North York, Ontario

Updated 6 months ago

I am looking to form a study group or find a study partner for the NBCOT exam! - 77 Replies

I graduated a few years ago and have a masters degree in occupational therapy. Unfortunately, I have taken the national boards exam 5 times and have...

Hey girl in Waltham, Massachusetts

Updated 6 months ago

The Best and Worst thing about Being an OT - 258 Replies

Hi everyone. I'm a junior in college right now thinking about OT. At first, I wanted to be a PA but I concluded that it wasn't for me and I think...

Student in Canyon Country, California

Updated 6 months ago

OT Volunteer opportunities in Los Angeles area? - 9 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...

Sum Guy in Burleson, Texas

Updated 6 months ago

Occupational Therapist Salary in TEXAS!! - 1 Reply

Hello everyone! I am considering a big move from New York to Texas and I am hoping to get some insight into OT salaries down there. I am considering...

Ashley in Orlando, Florida

Updated 6 months ago

volunteer work? - 33 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...

Ed in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 6 months ago

Selling my Aota Supscriptiom - 1 Reply

I have AOTA exa

Ed in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 6 months ago

Looking to buy Therapyed book! - 1 Reply

Hey everyone! I'm looking to buy the Therapyed book plus the CD or USB for practice exams. Preferably the 7th edition. Let me know if you're selling!

Ed in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 6 months ago

NBCOT study materials - 10 Replies

HI everyone! I found out that I passed the exam today, I am now officially an OTR/L!!! I wanted to share the resources I used and sell them to anyone...

Ed in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 6 months ago

Can someone help me to see why I can't pass NBCOT Exam? - 8 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...

Ed in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 6 months ago

AOTA board prep - 1 Reply

Does anyone know how many people can log on under the board prep at the same time? I am interested in purchasing the course and splitting the cost...

Calimari in Anchorage, Alaska

Updated 7 months ago

New OT Grad Job Search - No Experience - 2 Replies

Hello all! I'm graduating soon with my MSOT and have started casually searching for jobs in my target area. There's a lot of SNF jobs, and not...

VS in New York, New York

Updated 8 months ago

how to leave occupational therapy behind - 19 Replies

Heres's the thing. I am an occupational therapist and really really really dislike it. But I also need the money so I figure I have to work at it...

Jen in Danville, Virginia

Updated 8 months ago

OT burnout and need of a change in career - 4 Replies

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...

Runnjacket in Conroe, Texas

Updated 8 months ago

OT student looking for answers/advice - 2 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...

OTmatic in Escondido, California

Updated 8 months ago

Considering being an OT or OTA but I am wondering about Toileting - 5 Replies

First off, I have great respect for people who are able to provide toileting help for their patients. I'f I'm being honest with myself though, I'm...

newGradOT in Washington, District of Columbia

Non-traditional (non-patient care based) OT

Hi all, I am a new grad and am very interested in working in a non-traditional OT setting. I would love to help increase access to public spaces...

Eileen in Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated 8 months ago

OT Travel Companies - 26 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?

JessB in Mount Vernon, New York

Updated 9 months ago

OT vs. RN - 150 Replies

What do you think is a better career option?

Katie in Melbourne, Australia

Updated 9 months ago

OT degree from overseas?? Post professional master degree in US? -- 2013 NBCOT NEW handbook!!! - 64 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...

JessB in Mount Vernon, New York

Updated 9 months ago

Show me the money... - 83 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...

dbkw315 in Richmond, Virginia

OT Observation Hours

I have had absolutely no luck with finding a place to shadow/ volunteer in the Richmond, VA area. Does anyone have any places that they have had...

Jenny in Miami, Florida

Updated 10 months ago

2nd grade teacher considering OT... - 11 Replies

I am a first year 2nd grade teacher who is realizing that teaching, while often rewarding, is not really for me. I have to admit I didn't really know...

tsanderson33 in Wanstead, United Kingdom

Updated 10 months ago

Occupational Therapy vs. Recreational Therapy - 2 Replies

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...

John in Shawnee, Kansas

Updated 10 months ago

OT as a guy / Guy OTs - 23 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...

Lailah H in Mesa, Arizona

How to track hours to become CHT

I have been working in outpatient for 1 year now and would like to start tracing my time with hand patients to become a CHT, I was wondering if there...

OTMingW in Sterling Heights, Michigan

Updated 11 months ago

Fieldwork Issues - 84 Replies

Hello everyone. I found this forum through searching for advice on fieldwork. I just withdrew from my first placement because of the concerns of my...

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