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Written by Kate Washa Boyd, Published on May 1, 2018

The search

When we’re fresh out of school, many of us are interested in different areas: everything from pediatrics to geriatrics, hospitals to home health. How do you decide which direction to go in? I live in a rural area where OTs are rare, and there were several random options within a 50-mile radius.

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Topics:applying to OT jobsFinanceinterviewsNew gradNew Grad Successoccupational therapy interviewsalarysalary negotiation

Written by Antonio Chirumbolo, Published on April 4, 2018

Finding your first occupational therapy job after graduating from occupational therapy school can be challenging. There are many hurdles to overcome and big decisions you’ll need to make when starting the search for your first job.

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Topics:applying to OT jobsCareersinterviewNBCOTNew Grad Successoccupational therapy cover letteroccupational therapy interviewoccupational therapy resumePRNpros and consstudyVideoswebinarsyoutubeyoutube live

Written by Shannen Marie Coley OTR/L, Published on February 6, 2018

So you’re thinking about becoming an acute inpatient rehab OT?

Newly graduated, in the midst of studying for the NBCOT, and on the pursuit of applying for a plethora of OT jobs: sound familiar? There are so many settings from which to choose: outpatient ortho, home health, acute inpatient rehab . . . the list goes on.

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Topics:acute careacute inpatient rehabapplying to OT jobsARUCareersFirst JobIRFpatientsRehabself-caresettings

Written by Shilah Todd, Published on November 28, 2017

We all know that applying for OT jobs is intimidating.

It is especially stressful applying for OT jobs since this may be your first "real" job as a new grad occupational therapist.

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Topics:acute careapplying for jobsapplying to OT jobsCareerscover lettercvinterviewjobsLicensureNew gradNew Grad SuccesspediatricsresumesalarySNF

Written by Natasha Freutel, Published on June 21, 2016

Home health occupational therapy can be seen as an ideal job to have as an Occupational Therapist (OT).

According to payscale.com, home health the highest paid sector of occupational therapy!

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Topics:applying to OT jobsCareershome healthpatients

Written by Steve Flathers, Published on June 14, 2016

Taking your time before jumping into travel therapy after graduating is an excellent idea. Travel therapy is a great experience for the obvious two key reasons.

  • You get to travel
  • You make good money doing it

Jumping right into travel therapy as a new graduate is not for everybody. I’m not saying it's the worst thing, but I think working a little while at a stable job that can teach you a lot, not just about being an occupational therapist, but about the ins and outs of the career, is really important.

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Topics:applying to OT jobsCareerstravel therapy

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