A Career As A Career

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The career that I have chosen for myself that I hope to one day be is an occupational therapist. One of the reasons that I chose this career is because I like to help people. I feel that everyone has a part in making people better and being an occupational therapist is the way that I want to help people regain something that they have lost. I feel that by doing so it allows me to put a positive impact on their life by helping them get through something that might have had a negative impact on them. The other reason is that I believe that this will be a profession that will continually challenge me. It won’t allow me to become complacent and will constantly make me discover new things and always keep my interest. A person’s career should…show more content…
Being attentive to detail comes in handing when helping folks participate in activities that they used to before their injury or helping them do something that they never thought that would be able to participate in. Having an acute observation comes in hand when evaluating patients for a particular problem and helping to improve on it. Some patients might not be upfront on issues that are bothering them and it is up to the therapist to some extent figure out what those problems are and to help the patient overcome them. It also helps to observe the progress a patient is making when tackling a certain issue of theirs. Lastly, being creative helps with making treatment plans for patients. Some might respond better to treatment plans that are like games and will gladly participate in them because it is fun. While being fun it is also helping them with their…show more content…
“Most states require occupational therapists to pass the national examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. To take the exam, you must have earned a degree from an accredited educational program and completed all fieldwork requirements. Once you pass the exam, you will need to take continuing education classes to maintain your certification” (“Occupational Therapist,” n.d.). Three typical courses that OT schools require prospective students to take are medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and statistics. Each of these courses will directly help an individual in their career. Medical terminology is need to understand the lingo that medical professionals use. Anatomy and physiology is needed to understand how the human body works and how to manipulate it. Statistics is needed because in occupational therapy measuring a patient’s range of motion is needed and statistics helps to do this. According to the website bls.gov, “Employment of occupational therapists is projected to grow 27 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.” The same website also reports that the annual median earnings of an OT in Texas is $94,360 (“Occupational Employment and Wages,”
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