Are there any OT's out there? Is it a good program to go into? Are there even jobs out there that pay okay? Please let me know, and if your are an OT, do you like it? Was it worth the four years of school? Thanks so much
May 5, '07
by OTA student
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hi, what is otr? and do you need lot of schooling to become ot aide? or ot assistant? i understand aide is different from assistant
. why would they need occupational therapist if there is nurses who would do same things? i am totally confused !! :uhoh21:
an ot aide is someone that will assist the therapist, but do not treat patients.
to be a certified occupational therapy assistant (cota/l) you have to graduate from an accredited school with an associates degree. you then have to take the nbcot exam for certification and then you can apply for your state license.
ot and nurses do not do the same thing. i'm sure nurses do not have enough time in the day with their busy and hectic schedule to also provide ot services.
i have 3 more months until i graduate ota school and i am so exited. i'm actually done with all the school work, now i am in my level ii fieldwork and loving it. it's been a hard 2 years, but i made it through.
Last edit by OTA student on May 5, '07