Is Occupational Therapy School Worth It? (Video)

Interested in becoming an occupational therapist? This video covers some commonly asked questions about OT school as well as insights into the career from my experience working as an occupational therapist. While only you can decide and answer the question of whether occupational therapy is the career for you, I hope this video provides you … Read more

How to Choose an Occupational Therapy School for your Degree

Choosing an Occupational Therapy School can be difficult when there are many great choices out there. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the demand for occupational therapists continues to increase among other healthcare professions.((https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-therapists.htm)) Many occupational therapists report overall satisfaction with a career in occupational therapy. Occupational therapy is a great investment in … Read more

Virtual Occupational Therapy Shadowing During the Pandemic COVID-19

Hey Pre-OT Students, I wanted to share a cool resource for those who are looking for the required occupational therapy shadowing hours when applying for an occupational therapy program. With the pandemic and COVID-19, many facilities have either temporarily closed or significantly limited the number of students they are allowing to shadow under an occupational … Read more

Finding out Occupational Therapy School’s NBCOT® Exam Pass Rates

nbcot exam pass rates

When researching occupational therapy schools to apply to, one factor to consider is the NBCOT® Exam pass rates. After students complete an occupational therapy program (Master’s MSOT or Doctorate OTD) they become eligible to sit for the certification exam. *PhD candidates do not need to sit for the board exam. Unlike other countries for entry-level … Read more

Difference Between MSOT, OTD, and PhD Programs

Q&A Q: What is the difference between an OTD and PhD program? Which degree would be a better fit for me? A: First, let’s go over the OT mandate for entry-level occupational therapists. According to the AOTA, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) has mandated that the entry-level degree requirement for the occupational … Read more

What is Occupational Therapy School Like? Difficult? FAQs

If you are considering a career in occupational therapy, then this post will help you get an idea of what OT school is like. I’ll be talking about becoming an OTR, or occupational therapist, as opposed to an occupational therapy assistant – as this was my personal experience. Overview My OT program spanned 2.5 years … Read more

What to Do if You Got Rejected From OT School

1. Remember your “Why” I can probably guess that you are pursuing a career in occupational therapy because you want to help people. I’m going to take another guess that you either want to work with children who have developmental disabilities or with adults in rehabilitation. Or maybe you want to help people with mental … Read more