Welcome to part three of a six-part blog series that dives into the world of occupational therapy careers and those who work directly with individuals affected by various challenges: the occupational therapy assistant!
One of the most exciting times in the journey toward your chiropractic degree will be when you're ready to see patients as an intern in your college's chiropractic health center. Getting to this point in your chiropractic education is a significant milestone. Still, treating patients from within your community is a huge responsibility. Feeling a bit apprehensive is normal but fear not! Here's an inside look at what you'll be doing, the guidance you'll be getting, and the ways this experience gets you more than ready for a chiropractic practice.
If you find yourself thinking your talent for creative thinking doesn't have a place in the real-life work world, you should hear about the "MacGyver" of health care careers – the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA). Those who've completed occupational therapy assistant school like to say it's the ability to use and adapt exercises, techniques, and methods that make this career as fulfilling to them as it is helpful to those they serve.
Large universities have a lot to offer. Numerous degree programs, plenty of social opportunities, big-time athletic events, and also people. Lots and LOTS of people. If that's the type of environment you're considering, you should know that being lost among a nameless throng of 25,000 other students may not be as desirable as you think. Small colleges offer an educational experience that can be equally fulfilling but just on a smaller scale. Translation? When it comes to education, bigger is not always better.
For any destination you have in mind, there are several ways to get there. Of course, if you've ever been lost, you know some routes are more direct than others. It's the same with becoming a radiologic technologist – there are different roads you can take, so it's important to find what will work best for you.