Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)?

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in Tucson:
"Poor advancement opportunities."
Pros: Large retiree population.
Cons: Profession is under utilized.

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in Willmar:
Pros: Big, but small town feel, you do see some of the people you work with out in the community. Commute is easy, cost of living is a bit expensive (especially if you are renting), does have decent restaurants (both chain and local). There are many lakes nearby, nice bike path, they are in the process of updating and adding amenities to parks. Easy drives to Minneapolis and St Cloud.
Cons: There is not a whole lot of night life, most people I feel are "homebodies", diverse community (which can be good/bad, depending on how you feel), has the essential stores/restaurants but feel it could have more.

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in Akron:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Increasing patient safety and independence, flexible.
Cons: Productivity, time restraints, unwilling patients, pay.

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in Palm Beach Gardens:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Being able to help people, and encourage them to help themselves.
Cons: Time management.

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in San Diego:
"Too expensive to live comfortably."
Pros: Weather is good but traffic is bad.
Cons: Too expensive to live comfortably, people can be flakes.

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in Madison:
"Great food and welcoming community."

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in Milwaukee:
"Love geriatrics."
Pros: The residents and helping people return to their highest level of independence , flexibility.
Cons: Pressured for seeing people who are inappropriate.