Ever since I was in middle school, I have enjoyed doing things that help other people. Through the years, I have done volunteer work for various charitable organizations, and I work at a daycare center, here in Texas.
One of my cousins works as an occupational therapy assistant, and she really loves her job. For years, she’s been saying that she thinks I would also enjoy doing that type of work. Due to her urging, I began looking up OT assistant programs in Texas.
My cousin, who lives in Florida, says that her life changed for the better, after she looked up OT assistant schools in Florida. She graduated from an occupational therapy training program, and works at an out-patient clinic.
After thinking about it for a while, I recently decided to enroll in a two-year occupational therapy assistant program at a local state college. I’m very glad that I made the decision to receive a specialized education. The sense of personal satisfaction and higher income that come with a degree make the effort all worthwhile.
I have to say, it feels so good to be getting an education in something truly interesting and satisfying. An area of special interest that I hope to pursue, is providing occupational therapy to senior citizens.
Although I enjoy working at the daycare center, the pay there is low. When I graduate from the occupational therapy training program and receive a degree, I will be able to earn much more money than I earn now.
While I was surfing on the Internet recently, I came across the page Healthcare Occupations : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On that page, I read many facts and statistics regarding the profession of occupational therapy assistant.
Just for fun, I also looked up occupational assistant programs in other states, such as OT assistant programs in New York. I learned that there are plenty of training programs available in many communities, and that the job outlook for graduates of occupational therapy training programs is quite good.