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Updated 1 day ago

How do I work as an OT in USA - 17 Replies

[QUOTE who="knormile in Chicago, Illinois"]Hello, I am from Colorado and went to Melbourne Australia to get my Master's of Occupational Therapy...


Updated 4 days ago

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

[QUOTE who="Hoangot in Miami, Florida"]I am a practicing OT for over 10 years and I've never worked more then 40 hours unless I wanted to do...


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...


Updated 6 days ago

Don't do OT..I regret it. - 78 Replies

My two cents about OT after having been one for 15 years now: The things I do like about OT - wide range of opportunities from schools to...


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...


Updated 11 days ago

Working In Australia from the US - 28 Replies

Hi Mary, No worries! I'm glad it helped! Definitely see if you like it first. The Australian culture can be a bit confronting because it's so...

chelsea berlo

Updated 11 days ago

I am looking to form a study group or find a study partner for the NBCOT exam! - 90 Replies

looking for someone to study with. Also, anyone know resources to study? NBCOT study book vs the AOTA study book? any facebook groups? thanks...

Undergrad RBT/HHA/CNA

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...


Updated 18 days ago

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

Im in the same boat, did any of u make a decision? I am more for taking the ota route because i am 30 with a 7 and 1 year old, I also worked as a...


Updated 18 days ago

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



Updated 18 days ago

OT Bashing - 25 Replies

I wish OT would focus more on dressing, bathing, grooming, bathing and toileting skills (you know, all the things they tell the geriatric patient...


Updated 21 days ago

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

[QUOTE who="Levan in Anywhere"]Fourth: I think I may have finally found my calling in life. Something I can be proud of, and something I can...


Updated 23 days ago

OT as a guy / Guy OTs - 24 Replies

Thank you for this review; I'm a male and I'm planning to become an occupational therapy assistant soon.


Updated 29 days ago

Education for a Degree in Occupational Therapy - 7 Replies

I will be finishing up school for medical assistant how do I go into occupational therapy

St Pierre

Updated 1 month ago

Can someone help me to see why I can't pass NBCOT Exam? - 9 Replies

Hello, I’m looking for study partners to study Occupational Therapy in the Orlando, Florida Thank You !


Updated 1 month ago

OT in acute care hospital setting - 50 Replies

[QUOTE who="OTR123 in Wausau, Wisconsin"]Hi. I just started my first OT job in an acute hospital setting. What are some tips/hints/suggestions you...


Occupational Therapy Documentation

I am interested to know what are the best resources others have found for completing quality OT documentation justifying skilled service.

Questionning OT Future

Updated 1 month ago

OT burnout - 471 Replies

What are other options outside of OT and DOR positions for there for us with similar pay? I have been an OTR for 5 years now and worked in SNFs,...


Updated 1 month ago

NBCOT study materials - 14 Replies

[QUOTE who="dadlynn in Tampa, Florida"]Do you still have the AOTA PDF? If so how much?[/QUOTE] pm me : eddiebee@juno.com


Updated 1 month ago

If you are an OT, OTA or Student what would you do? - 52 Replies

[QUOTE who="FGT in Greenville, South Carolina"]L. Morgan, I recently returned to school for an OTA program. I graduated and have been working for...


New grad pay?

Hello all! OT student here nearing graduation ! I am curious to know what the pay range is currently for OT new grads in New York ? (any...


Occupational Therapist in Bay Area!!

So I'm currently an undergrad and one of the career choices I'm interested in is Occupational Therapy. I want to know the reality of the career....


Updated 1 month ago

Careers othe rthan OT - 303 Replies

[QUOTE who="Michael in Greenville, South Carolina"]You might want to Google: OTA to OT bridge programs. Here is one helpful piece from an employer...


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... - 1 Reply

Michael, I would love to chat and gather some tips for rate negotiation and what should be expected for full-time, pay-per-visit OT rates. Thanks!


Updated 1 month ago

Male OT regretting my career choice - 4 Replies

School-based OT, OT teletherapy (work from home), Home Health (make your own hours and refine higher level ADLs, leisure activities and environmental...


Updated 1 month ago

Home health rates in Portland, OR - 1 Reply

I contracted in a home health dept for a community hospital in WA for $100/hr 40 hour minimum for 16 weeks. Avg pay per visit is otherwise $100/eval....


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...


Updated 2 months 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...


Updated 2 months 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...


Updated 2 months 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...


Updated 2 months 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...


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...

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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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...

L in Austin, Texas

Updated 3 months 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...


Updated 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 6 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...

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