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Written by Brittany Ferri, MS, OTR/L, CCTP, CLT, Published on November 20, 2018

With almost three years of occupational therapy experience under my belt, I have a diverse set of clinical skills. I have sought out additional certifications, leadership opportunities, and experiences apart from the norm. OT inspires me and makes me realize genuine progress can come from hard work and kindness. I would rather no other profession than the one I have chosen. However, the realities of service delivery admittedly hit me hard after graduation. That's when I started looking at alternative occupational therapy jobs.

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Topics:Careersnon-clinical careers

Written by Katie Shniderman, Published on October 2, 2018

As a fieldwork student or new grad, it can be overwhelming when you realize how much there still is to learn, particularly in an ever-changing and expanding field like health care. Without PowerPoint slides to study or a professor’s lecture to listen to, it’s hard to know where or how to even begin.

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Topics:CareersinterviewsNew Grad Successpodcastssocial mediatechnology

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 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 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 Rafael Salazar II, Published on June 12, 2018

So maybe you went into Occupational Therapy knowing that you wanted to be a hand therapist. Maybe you went into OT thinking that you’d like to end up treating complex post—surgical diagnoses of the upper extremity (UE). Heck, maybe you went into OT thinking you wanted to go into pediatrics, but then became enamored with the idea of UE orthopedic rehabilitation on a fieldwork (it’s happened before).

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Topics:CareersnetworkingNew gradoccupational therapy specialtyupper extremity

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