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Updated 1 hour ago

Don't do OT..I regret it. - 57 Replies

[QUOTE who="someone in Brooklyn, New York"]Wondering if anyone else regrets going into OT? There is no respect for the profession. The Physical...

rrjeffreyy

Could you advise me where to go working?

Hello everybody. Today I resigned from a great company https://buyprofessays.com/. There were many wonderful specialists, editors and writers in...

Sho26

Updated 3 days ago

Occupational Therapy vs. Recreational Therapy - 3 Replies

So why are there any Recreational Therapist out there, if all you need is an OT license? I am starting my Master’s Degree in RT this Fall and I plan...

anticuti

Updated 4 days ago

Appealing NBCOT results - 6 Replies

Just to report back my experience. While I was pregnant, I took the OTR exam twice and missed the mark by 6 and 3 points. I wrote to them after the...

OTR2018

Updated 5 days ago

Starting a Private Pediatric Practice - 100 Replies

[QUOTE who="OTR107 in Arvada, Colorado"]Hi! I am thinking also about doing private pay. How has it gone for you? Thank you very much for your...

SonaliK

Updated 7 days ago

Working In Australia from the US - 18 Replies

[QUOTE who="jenh in Birmingham, Alabama"]Hey Erin, I am also a MOT student in the US interested in moving to Australia after graduation. I see you...

Kbeth

Updated 8 days ago

Just failed Level II FW...I need help! - 5 Replies

[QUOTE who="OTACA in Monterey Park, California"]I just failed my 1st Level II FW yesterday. I still can't believe this happened to me and I'm getting...

Janelle

Updated 9 days ago

I am looking to form a study group or find a study partner for the NBCOT exam! - 85 Replies

[QUOTE who="brebre2284 in Boynton Beach, Florida"]i will be interested as well my email is amarii930@gmail.com[/QUOTE] I just emailed you about it

Guessable

Updated 10 days ago

OT burnout - 470 Replies

[QUOTE who="JonJon OTAL in Arizona"]I wish these kind of websites were around before I enrolled into the OTA program here in Arizona. Four years of...

richardguo14

Options before going to graduate school?

Hey guys, this is first time I post in this forum, please excuse any mistakes I made. I am 23 years old male, just received my bachelor degree in...

PedsCHT in Denver, Colorado

Updated 16 days ago

Male OT regretting my career choice - 3 Replies

I am in my last clinical placement and I am really starting to regret going into OT. I am not here to 'trash' OT as a profession it just seems like...

CANYCO OT in Denver, Colorado

Home health rates in Portland, OR

Such a specific question... I am contemplating a move from Denver, CO to Portland OR, and was wondering what to expect in terms of per visit rates in...

Aisabelle in Oviedo, Florida

COTA requires vaccinations?

Hi everyone. After being an LMT for 11 years, I am seriously considering going into the COTA program at the local state college. I'm 43, need a...

OT123 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 27 days ago

Practicing in a private school setting - 1 Reply

Hello group! I've been gleaning information concerning starting a private practice. I'm considering venturing out with this after being approached...

asaswayOT in Cartersville, Georgia

Updated 28 days ago

Career change at 47 - 7 Replies

Hello, I would like to change my career from being a Masters level mental health counselor to become an OTA. The academic part, I understand will...

Jess in Astoria, New York

Updated 1 month ago

Non-clinical/less physical jobs for OT?? - 6 Replies

I'm a tiny woman in mid-20s, 5" and weigh around 90 lb... I'm one of the people that got accepted into OT school with no prior shadowing/volunteer...

Chris22 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 1 month ago

I'm torn between becoming a Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist? - 286 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...

Aspiring OT in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Updated 1 month ago

Applying to OT schools; Worried about my GRE score :/ - 3 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...

dadlynn in Tampa, Florida

Updated 1 month ago

NBCOT study materials - 11 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...

L in Austin, Texas

Updated 1 month ago

Not happy - 63 Replies

I am miserable. I graduated last year w/ my associates in OT. I have been a COTA for a year now, and I absolutely hate it. I work in a snf, and I...

Traci

Updated 1 month ago

Torn between COTA and OTR - 60 Replies

I am 21 years old. I have my associates in Early Childhood-6th grade teaching. I love to be around children. I know that I want to work with kids as...

Chris in Acton, Massachusetts

Updated 1 month ago

OT burnout and need of a change in career - 7 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...

Jules18 in Kansas

Updated 1 month ago

Occupational therapy master's program - 740 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...

OTinMI in Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Updated 2 months ago

Advice for entry level therapist needed! - 25 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...

Tenny in Skokie, Illinois

Are BS/MOT still reasonable?

Hi, I live in the chicago area and was looking into OT schools in the state. I found that Chicago State Uni offers a BS/MOT program and since I just...

Denise in Walnut Creek, California

Updated 2 months ago

San Jose State OT - 604 Replies

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

Ashuk in Markham, Ontario

Updated 2 months ago

TN Visa for California - 5 Replies

Hi everyone, I am a Canadian OT the process of moving to California, I have passed my NBCOT exam and have received a job offer to start in 6...

John in Saint Louis, Missouri

Wrist brace help

I am 50 year old male that had injuries to my wrist and trying to postpone wrist fusion surgery. I am very active and we have a boat and need a brace...

BrianTravelingOT in Massachusetts

Updated 3 months ago

Is the debt to become an OT worth it? - 28 Replies

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

OTstudents in Clifton, New Jersey

My Chance of becoming an OT :/

Hi, what are my chances of getting into OT school? I have been discouraged lately due to reading people's statistics online and don't feel like I...

Lynn in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 4 months ago

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

I have read a lot of negatives and complaints about the field, but I would like to hear from people who actually enjoy being an OT. Why do you enjoy...

Iris in Los Angeles, California

Updated 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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,...

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 4 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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...

Chavon1995 in Chicago, Illinois

ONLINE INTERVIEW FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CLASS

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

Shayna in San Diego, California

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...

OTRinTX in SA, Texas

Updated 7 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)...

Grandma in Sebastian, Florida

Updated 7 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...

tommyhalf in United Kingdom

Updated 9 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...

Hey girl in Waltham, Massachusetts

Updated 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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...

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