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Updated 1 day ago

how to leave occupational therapy behind - 27 Replies

[QUOTE who="Selena16 in Brighton, Massachusetts"]I have been an OT in home health for 4 years now and feel like I have no idea what I'm doing. Do...


Updated 2 days ago

2nd grade teacher considering OT... - 14 Replies

I am just the opposite. I am currently an Occupational Therapist (practicing for 6 years), looking to go back for my Master's in Early Childhood...


Updated 2 days ago

OT vs. RN - 153 Replies

[QUOTE who="Rob R in Holbrook, New York"]I am unsure abiut RN or OT i already have my masters in health care administration and my LNHA licence,...


Updated 5 days ago

I'm torn between becoming a Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist? - 289 Replies

These comments by Jazzyjmj have elements of truth. Don't shame him/her by saying it's whining.It's shutting down discussion and preventing people...


Updated 9 days ago

OT School with a PT background - 1 Reply

also what are my chances at a PT school??


Updated 12 days ago

Don't do OT..I regret it. - 90 Replies

OH I hear you all. I have almost 30 years experience, have published, presented, etc. Due to Lay offs, I lost my job 2 years ago and...


Updated 17 days ago

Occupational therapy master's program - 741 Replies

I would really like to get into an OT program but I find they have very demanding coursework. Especially with the 12 weeks practicum that has to be...


Updated 18 days ago

Where did all the Travel jobs go? - 1 Reply

Jobs are becoming more difficult to find and will only get worse because companies are putting on hiring freezes awaiting the final results of PDPM....


Updated 19 days ago

If you are an OT, OTA or Student what would you do? - 53 Replies

I have been a CNA for 10 years. I initially went to school for art and after that I started my family and have been focused on that ever since. I...

happybaby in Nashville, Tennessee

Updated 24 days ago

Home Health Care Per visit rate - 38 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...

Turbosaurus in Yonkers, New York

Updated 27 days ago

OT burnout - 475 Replies

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

Turbosaurus in Yonkers, New York

Updated 27 days ago

Would I even be looked at by OT programs? - 17 Replies

I am a 27 year old that has been working as a CNA for the past couple years and I have a bachelors from Ohio State. I am currently signed up to take...

KL1006 in Enfield, Connecticut

Hand Therapy as a COTA

Hi everyone! I thought I would post and see if anyone had any advice. I am about to graduate as a COTA, but I've recently realized that I am...

AustinE in Joplin, Missouri

Updated 1 month ago

What are the best contract/PRN/travel rates per setting as an OTR and did you love the work? Mine are... - 2 Replies

Love being an OT? I do! I also love the pay I've secured over the years! How about you? Maybe someone you are just considering OT as a profession...

efox527 in Delmar, New York

Failed Level II FW and resume?

Hi, all! First time poster here and hoping to get some opinions on a question I haven't been able to find answers to. Some background, first. A while...

OTAinNY in Pleasantville, New York

Level II FW Anxiety

I just started my second level II placement in a sub-acute/SNF almost two weeks ago and I'm feeling like I'm in a constant state of worry. By my...

StPierre in Tampa, Florida

Updated 1 month ago

Can someone help me to see why I can't pass NBCOT Exam? - 12 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...

ShayMcQ in Hamden, Connecticut

Updated 1 month ago

Occupational Therapy vs. Recreational Therapy - 4 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...

Keenu86 in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 1 month ago

NBCOT OTED Eligibility for Category B - 49 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...

Heathwf in Attleboro, Massachusetts

Updated 1 month ago

Is the debt to become an OT worth it? - 29 Replies

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


Occupational therapy assistant

Is beoming a COTA a waste of time and momey ? I hear the only available jobs are in nursing homes and its difficult to get a full time position. I...

OT123 in Chatsworth, California

Updated 1 month ago

Job Transition Advice - 1 Reply

Hello Everyone. I have been an occupational therapist for 5 years now. My first 4.5 years of practice were in an outpatient clinic working primarily...

Republic in Frisco, Texas

Updated 2 months ago

NBCOT study materials - 15 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...

Delut14 in New York, New York

Updated 2 months ago

Easy OT schools to get into - 48 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...

Farnoosh in Coquitlam, British Columbia

Updated 2 months ago

I am looking to form a study group or find a study partner for the NBCOT exam! - 91 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...

OT123 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 2 months ago

OTR rates in Dallas-Ft Worth Metro for SNF - 3 Replies

I'm an OTR at a SNF in Dallas-Ft Worth Metroplex. Right out of school, I accepted the full-time position (not PRN) for $36/hr. Now that I have 2...

Shelly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 2 months ago

TN Visa for California - 6 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...

Aspiringot in Bozeman, Montana

Updated 2 months ago

How do I work as an OT in USA - 23 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...

Samantha B in Neenah, Wisconsin

Best OTA to OT path?

Hello everyone! I am currently a COTA in Wisconsin looking to continue on to become an OT. I am in my 30's and looking for the best possible route...

Desigirl in Prosper, Texas

Updated 2 months ago

OTA or straight for Master's OTR? - 22 Replies

I've been doing some research about the OT and OTR field. Question... is it really a waste of time to go to OTA school? I see a lot of people...

Trying2leaveOT in Southampton, Pennsylvania

OT jobs already drying up and PDPM is still almost a year away.....

I lost my OT job about 2 months ago and there are very few full-time OTR jobs in the Phila. area right now. I feel like PDPM is already at play,...

Michael in Greenville, South Carolina

Updated 2 months ago

Careers othe rthan OT - 305 Replies

Anyone ever leave the OT field? If so, what did aor are you doing now? I get frustrated with the field sometimes and feel I need a career change....

jevery in Edmond, Oklahoma

Updated 2 months ago

interview about ot - 1 Reply

so for my senior term paper we have to write about a field we want to go into. we have to include an interview from a professional in the field, i...


Updated 2 months ago

How do you obtain observation hours for occupational therapy programs? (and other questions :) - 3 Replies

Hi!!! :) I am looking to go back to school for occupational therapy master's, and one of the entrance requirements I'm seeing for the schools that...

BrianTravelingOT in Massachusetts

Updated 3 months ago

Getting into OT programs/My Stats - 1 Reply

Hello Everyone! I am interested in knowing how my stats look for the following school: USC, CSUDH, SJSU, Loma Linda, Stanbridge, UPS...

macjkk in Scarborough, Ontario

Canadian trained OT looking to work in Europe

Hi, I'm a recent graduate from the OT Masters program in Canada. I would like to work abroad in Europe, such as England. Does anyone know the process...

Dayna in Redondo Beach, California

Updated 3 months ago

Working In Australia from the US - 30 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...

Brittany Stout in Orange, California

question for OTs in Dallas TX Area

This question is directed towards OTs in the Dallas, TX area My name is Brittany Stout and I am 31 years old. I plan on starting my COTA program...

S_May123 in San Diego, California

Updated 4 months ago

How many hours a week do OT's REALLY work? - 2 Replies

I am very curious about this because I am a career changer and I am very interested in OT. I have read on U.S. News and such that OTs work on average...

Findlay2020 in Findlay, Ohio

What really is OT?

What really is Occupational Therapy? Many times, this is the question that I get as a student studying OT. However, I hope to clarify some aspects of...

lily in Brighton, United Kingdom

first OT job, role not as expected and im unhappy

hi everyone, i hope you dont all think i patetic for this, i kinda just need to vent. I sarted my first evy OT job this week, i was offered a...

Undergrad RBT/HHA/CNA in Stockton, California

Doctorate Degree for Entry Level Positions by July 1st, 2027 by AOTA in USA. Thoughts?

Here is the link to the AOTA website that describes in better detail the policy change: https://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Accreditation/acote-doc...

KerbyK in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 4 months ago

LIU Occupational Therapy or Laguardia Occupational therapy assistant?!? - 4 Replies

So, I'm a 30 year old dental assistant married with a 22 year old. I absolutely hate what I do. I'm so over teeth. Anyway, I just found the...

KerbyK in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 4 months ago

Accepted at Alvernia for BS/MS OT program...not sure if I want to go there or try for Thomas Jefferson ? - 5 Replies

I applied to and was accepted into both my local community college's OTA program and also Alvernia University's MOT program as a first semester...


Updated 4 months ago

OT Bashing - 25 Replies

I cannot believe all that I'm reading about occupational therapy. I decided about two years ago that I wanted to go into the field and have been...

darcydoesit12@*****.*** in Anaheim, California

Updated 4 months ago

Am I too old to begin OT school? - 44 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...

DJ in Harvey, Illinois

Updated 4 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...

georgettepittman7@*****.*** in Houston, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

Education for a Degree in Occupational Therapy - 7 Replies

I am currently in community college and planning to pursue a Master's in OT. The university I plan on transferring to (before transferring to the...

Harshada Patil in Los Angeles, California

Updated 4 months ago

OT Volunteer opportunities in Los Angeles area? - 10 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...

Turbosaurus in Yonkers, New York

Updated 5 months ago

OT in acute care hospital setting - 50 Replies

I'm a new grad and have been working in acute care hospital as an OT for about 1 year. I've become increasingly frustrated with this setting, and OT...

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