QUESTION #1: Are you a pediatric OT/COTA or PT/PTA? Please click on pediatric OT or pediatric PT?
261 Total Responses
- 37 COTAs
- 163 OTs
- 11 PTAs
- 50 PTs
QUESTION #2: Has the economy affected your job?
- 172 responded YES
- 89 responded NO
QUESTION #3: If yes, how has it affected your job?
- Lost my Job: 6
- Less Pay But Same Working Hours: 29
- Same Pay But More Working Hours: 29
- More Clients But Same Pay: 40
- Job Became Part Time Instead of Full Time: 13
- Other: 144
Here is a selection of some of the responses from the OTHER category.
- Work full time for school, but no benefits
- Cannot order supplies/equipment; no budget
- Furlough Days State Employees
- Work at a Shriner’s Hospital that provides care to families with & without insurance.
- low paying without an increase in 3 years
- No con ed money, no raise for 4 years
- decrease benefits and pay for own ceu’s, decrease in our budget for student equipment
- we have had to move due my husband’s job loss and it has been difficult for me to find another job
- decreased hours & more limited role, i.e. billable hours only
- decreased benefits, paying significantly more for healthcare
- lost one school due to budget cuts, they are now using in house, I was supplemental contractor
- in private practice and now i have fewer clients
- lost my per diem job, not effected so far with my full time school-based job
- I contract with several different small school districts. Although I am still self-employed, a number of my schools are providing no (or very little such as one part time PT for nine schools and 20+ head start programs). Significant change in services!
- No time compensation for paperwork completed after working hours or attending meetings scheduled after working hours
- less pay and less days….had to find another position
- Less pediatric facilities
- Decreased funding for school-based OT services
- Less pay, fewer referrals for state and county-funded PT