1. Expand your world
You've been moving pretty fast to get your doctor of chiropractic degree in less than four years, so remember, there's a whole world out there when your chiropractic education finishes up. As you approach graduation, look around for opportunities to best use your talents and personality.
1. Expand your world
We take our days in measured time following the path that is right for us. Our movement through the different stages of our lives are not always clearly defined, but we press on. We take what life gives us, but only until we decide that we want something more.
Dr. Debra Robertson-Moore, an associate professor at Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is a good example of that philosophy. The path to her career was guided by two events in different stages of her life. And sometimes it's the unexpected, fortuitous events for which we are most grateful, as they can override the hindrances of head and heart and lead us to the road we were meant to travel.
A typical reaction to someone seeing photos of an occupational therapy assistant (OTA) helping someone with an injury or disability is often met with confusion and the question "what does an occupational therapy assistant do?" It's a fair question! "Occupational therapy" is so much more than helping people return to work-type occupations. In fact, "occupation" refers to any daily activity and routine that occupies someone's life on any typical day.
With her expectations for the future in place by her early twenties, Dr. Debra Robertson-Moore thought she had things all figured out. Then life threw her a curve ball. As a result, she modified her career plans and chose a new direction. She finished her undergraduate degree and went on to graduate from the College of Chiropractic at Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC), where she later joined the faculty. Flash forward and we find Robertson-Moore has been at CUKC for 15 years. Her story is a reminder that everything happens for a reason.
So, you've read about the advantages of becoming an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), but don't yet have the finances to make it happen. Hey, there are options, and it's never been easier to find answers. To get the funds needed to attend a college occupational therapy assistant program, a basic understanding of college financial aid will help.