How do you stand out for occupational therapy school?
How to Get into Occupational Therapy School:Get your Bachelor’s Degree. Take the Required Prerequisites. Take (and Ace!) the GRE. Get Plenty of OT Observation Hours. Get Letters of Recommendation. Craft a Great Personal Statement. Apply to Your Desired Occupational Therapy Programs.
Is it harder to get into PT or OT school?
Historically, PT programs have been more difficult to get into than OT, but in the past few years the number of applicants to OT programs have literally grown exponentially.
What is the easiest OT school to get into?
OT schools that are easier to get into, like Lenoir-Rhyne University (School of Occupational Therapy) in Hickory, North Carolina, have more students than the faculty can handle.
Why is ot school so expensive?
The combination of higher living expenses, tuition increases each year, interest accruing on the loans, and some leftover loans from undergrad push the cost of becoming an OT well above what was anticipated.
How competitive is ot school?
Occupational therapy school is SO competitive, since many applicants are applying as soon as they can as opposed to when the supposed deadline is. For example, say the programs you’re looking at have deadlines in December, but they start accepting applications in August.
Is OT school difficult?
The short answer is: YES, occupational therapy school is hard. But so is physical therapy school, nursing school, medical school, pharmacy school, physician’s assistant school, etc. All healthcare degrees are going to be challenging, and for good reason.
Do OTs or PTS make more money?
Occupational Therapists focus on helping patients master the activities of daily living. Physical Therapists focus on helping patients recover range of motion and decrease pain after an injury or illness. The average salary for an OT is $83,200 per year. Th average salary for a PT is $86,850 per year.
Is an OT a doctor?
An occupational physician is a doctor who has gone through medical school and subsequent training, including becoming an accredited specialist. An OT is an important part of many teams that occupational physicians lead or work in.
What is the salary of a OT?
80,150 USD (2015)
What type of OT makes the most money?
Highest paying OT jobs According to WebPT’s OT Salary Guide, research and development (which can be considered non-clinical), home health, and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) offer the highest pay to OTs.
Is being an OT stressful?
There is often a combination of stressful, draining times and exciting, fulfilling times while working as an occupational therapy practitioner.
How many years of school does it take to become an occupational therapist?
A long time! In most cases, you’ll need to complete an undergraduate degree (four years, unless you graduate early or pursue an accelerated program), and then you’ll be in occupational therapy school anywhere from two to three years.