A combination of high pay and high demand for occupational therapy assistants is presenting a terrific career opportunity for those considering OTA programs. The key to choosing well is to use a university's "open house" event to evaluate the quality of the occupational therapy assistant education and the ability of staff and faculty to deliver the skills expected by today's employers. Think of an "open house" as a wide-open invitation to be 100 percent sure a specific OTA program will fulfill your dream of a health care career.
These days it's smart to seek a career that offers work/life balance, gives you plenty ways to contribute your talents, and delivers good pay compared to training time. If a place in the expanding health care field sounds attractive and using technology fits your way of thinking, it could be time to become a radiologic technologist. A registered radiologic technologist – a Rad Tech – is a medical professional who is certified and registered to perform diagnostic imaging examinations.
Those who have the unique skill set to enter the world of health care should know two things. One, the world needs more people with that "caring calling" to enter health care professions. Two, these talented, compassionate individuals can find that perfect career fit by learning how to become a chiropractor. Love health care but haven't yet thought much about a chiropractic degree? More students find the world of chiropractic appealing than you realize, and the reasons are compelling.
Of all the jobs out there that fit what you want to be, an occupational therapy assistant makes the most sense. It gets you directly involved in patient care in just two years, it's a high-demand career, and it's personally satisfying. For some, the harder part of the decision is knowing how to pay for occupational therapy assistant school. Don't let that hold you back – there are a variety of ways to go about it.
Quick – name a private, nonprofit chiropractic school in Kansas City that's been a pioneer in the field for nearly 100 years. It's Cleveland University-Kansas City – CUKC – located in the award-winning Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kan.