Occupational Therapy Assistant Guide

Welcome to the OTA Guide, the complete occupational therapy assistant resource. Here you will find all the info you need to complete your occupational therapy education and get licensed as an OTA in your state. Get started with our free state by state OTA resources on: OTA Schools, OTA Licensing, OTA salary data.
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OTA Programs Online: What to Consider for Your COTA Education

Nowadays studying online is an option for many degree programs. Even in healthcare, you can complete a good portion of your degree plan online. A number of online OTA programs are offered to help students preparing to become a COTA achieve their necessary associate degree in occupational therapy assisting. If you are thinking about getting your OTA education online, then there are some ... READ MORE

COTA Salaries in the Top 10 Most Popular Cities

Ever wonder which cities in the U.S. are the most popular cities for certified occupational therapy assistants to work in? Or how much salary OTAs earn in these cities? We used Payscale and Salary.com to collect salary data and determine this list of the top 10 most popular cities for COTA professionals to work in. The following criteria was gathered in determining popularity of a city for ... READ MORE

Free Occupational Therapy Resume Template & Tips to Get Hired

It is no secret that job opportunities for OTR and COTA professionals are growing rapidly. (27% job growth for OTR and 40% job growth for COTA when the US average is 7%) But creating the perfect occupational therapy resume to land these job opportunities - still seems to be a secret. After reviewing hundreds of OT resumes for OTR and COTA professionals, we put together this article ... READ MORE

The Unaffiliated NBCOT Exam Prep & Practice Exam Questions (Free Download)

Disclaimer: This website is not affiliated with, licensed, or endorsed by NBCOT. This site is published by an independent group of occupational therapy professionals supporting our community. So, you are freaking out about the NBCOT exam planning your NBCOT exam prep materials? :P Then you are probably searching questions about the ... READ MORE

What is an OTA/COTA or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant?

Now is probably a good time for us to go ahead and answer the quite frequently asked question, "What is an OTA? or COTA?". You may be surprised to hear that Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapist Assistants aren't extremely well known or mainstream, yet. When compared to very similar professions like Physical Therapy or Certified Nursing for example. I consider this a good thing, it ... READ MORE

7 Things at Home You Can Use for Pediatric OT Activities

You can never have too many ideas for OT tools and pediatric ot activities because it is always good to mix things up and to make progress with patients. But constantly coming up with ideas for new OT tools and activities can be a chore and sometimes costly. The good new is, you probably have quite a few items laying around your home that make for great pediatric OT tools. We like sharing the ... READ MORE

5 Occupational Therapy Pinterest Boards You Should Follow

Pinterest isn't just a time suck for having fun here and there with your downtime. You can actually be a productive OT or OTA on Pinterest. There are all sorts of really insightful pins for the occupational therapy world. From pins sharing different occupational therapy tools you can create for under $1, to the latest OT Industry News, to pins explaining various medical conditions that require ... READ MORE

News Updates in Occupational Therapy #1

Welcome to our first edition of "News Updates in Occupational Therapy"! We are glad to have you. For each edition we will gather the most interesting recent news updates regarding occupational therapy from around the internet. Also if we have any big updates on our website we will include those as well. This week we have some great stories. Hope you enjoy! And don't forget to leave us a comment ... READ MORE