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A Brief History of Occupational Therapy

Even though occupational therapy is a relatively new profession compared to other medical fields, the history of occupational therapy has a rich backstory. Knowing the history of any profession can help you see the possible futures for the career as well. As we look over the steps that it took for occupational therapy to get […]

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What are the Pros and Cons of Being a COTA?

After searching and investigating professions, you settle on the wonderful field of Occupational Therapy. You’ve seen how much good can truly be accomplished through the occupational therapy process. As you’re looking, you no doubt automatically gravitate towards working in one specific setting or another. Maybe you received occupational therapy when you were a child and […]

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Follow These 8 Steps to Become a COTA

Occupational therapy is an exciting and fast-growing field. The role of the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, or COTA, is expanding as well. In fact, some estimates predict COTA positions are projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026 (BLS, 2019) with more positions opening up over the next 10 years. That means that there […]

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How to Deal with Burnout as an Occupational Therapist

If you’ve landed on this article, you may have Googled “Occupational therapist Burnout,” and in that case, you’re probably feeling at least some burnout yourself. Unfortunately, burnout in the therapy world is becoming more and more prevalent with seemingly ever-increasing demands. That’s why we wanted to created this handy guide to managing those burnout symptoms […]

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