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OTR vs. COTA: What’s the Difference?

If you’re interested in the career of occupational therapy and you are just discovering the differences of the two occupational therapy career paths (OTR vs OTA/COTA), and maybe you aren’t sure which direction to take, then this is post is for you! You may already be aware there are two paths, becoming an Occupational Therapist […]

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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 faster than the average of all combined occupations, with a rate of 25 percent from 2021 to 2031 (Bureau of Labor Statistics), […]

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OT School Interview Questions & Prep Tips

In case you aren’t already aware, occupational therapy graduate programs are getting more and more competitive each year. Most OT programs will get hundreds of first-round applicants, with only ~30-50 spots available. And according to Indiana University’s Health Professions and Prelaw Center, most healthcare graduate programs will interview 2-3 times the number of open spaces […]

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A Brief History of Occupational Therapy

Even though occupational therapy is a relatively new healthcare profession compared to other medical fields, the history of occupational therapy has a rich backstory. Even if you aren’t a history buff, understanding how occupational therapy originated can help to develop a stronger sense of professional identity. This can help us all feel more connected to […]

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