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Written by Morgan Gralla, Published on July 31, 2018

All states require that occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants obtain state licensure in order to practice. However, the path to gaining your occupational therapy license differs from state to state, which can make the process a little tricky.

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Topics:CareersLicensureNBCOTtips for new grads

Written by Dominic Lloyd-Randolfi, Published on July 25, 2018

Continuing education for new grad occupational therapists is not only beneficial to grow as clinicians, but it's also important to maintain our licensure (and job).

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Topics:continuing educationeducationLicensureMedbridgeNew Grad SuccessVideosyoutubeyoutube live

Written by Grant Mitchell MOT, OTR/L, Published on July 24, 2018

In a 1993 young adult dystopian novel often assigned in High School English, Lois Lowry mentions occupational therapy (OT) as one of the fictional future vocations that people can be assigned. The main character of the book, picked for the novel’s eponymous position of The Giver, takes on the unfortunate position of holding all memories of history for the community, who are otherwise unaware.

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Topics:CareerscolumnsNew Grad Successoccupied with historyReviews

Written by Dominic Lloyd-Randolfi, Published on July 17, 2018

If you're reading NGOT, you're probably either a prospective student, in school and paying a lot of money to learn, or a brand new OT looking for guidance.

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Topics:Financeinsuranceinvestingmoneysavingsstudent loans

Written by Dominic Lloyd-Randolfi, Published on July 10, 2018

Well, this isn’t groundbreaking news: education is expensive and occupational therapy school is no different. With undergraduate loans and living expenses, chances are you are going to have some serious student debt. But there is a way to make money as a new grad occupational therapist — it just takes some planning!

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Topics:Careerscash-basedFinancefinanceshome healthNew gradovertime payPRNsalary negotiationspecializationstravel therapy

Written by Denae Asel-Templin MS, OTR/L, Published on July 3, 2018

You have just earned your degree, started working in your first OT job, and received your first paycheck. Your first instinct may be to treat yourself and buy that piece of clothing you’ve been eyeing for awhile, or put a little extra toward your student loans for the first time. Most new college graduates don’t think about putting a portion of their first paycheck towards retirement.

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Topics:budgetingFinancefinancestips for new grads

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