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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‚Äôs Health Professions and Prelaw Center, most healthcare graduate programs will interview 2-3 times the number of open spaces […]

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Occupational Therapy vs. Physical Therapy: Which Career Should You Choose?

Patients receiving therapy in a rehab setting might not always be able to tell you the difference between occupational therapy vs. physical therapy, which might be surprising considering the massive impact each therapy can have on their lives and their independence. Even though occupational therapy and physical therapy are two distinct healthcare professions, many people […]

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9 Accredited OTA to OTR Bridge Programs (No Bachelor’s Needed!)

If you’re an occupational therapy assistant (OTA) thinking about making the transition into becoming an occupational therapist (OTR), you’ll first need to figure out which OTA to OTR bridge program will be the best fit for you. There’s a lot to consider including (but not limited to) cost, location, program flexibility (for the working COTAs!) […]

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