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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

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 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 Dominic Lloyd-Randolfi, Published on November 14, 2017

I was lucky enough to interview Lauren Sheehan, OTD, OTR/L, a former acute care hiring manager in Seattle, Washington. She shared tons of great information about how to ace your acute care OT interview. Here's a bit about her:

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Topics:acute careCareerscover letterinterviewjobNew gradot acute care interviewresume

Written by Dominic Lloyd-Randolfi, Published on July 26, 2017

Not sure which setting will work best for you as a new OT? Been practicing for years, but need a reset to the basics? Take our quiz and find out which occupational therapy setting is the best for you!

NewGradOccupationalTherapy.com has created this assessment to help you determine what occupational therapy setting is best for your career, given your current set of circumstances.

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Topics:CareersClinicalcover letterGrad Schoolhome healthinterviewLicensuremental healthNew gradnew grad otNew Grad Successoccupational therapy settingsOT settingspediatricsresumesettingsettingsSNFtraveltravel OTtravelerUncategorizedundecided

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