I want to become an Occupational Therapist Assistant because I have always dreamed of helping people young and old, and occupational therapy is perfect for that. I want to help people gain their independence and confidence back whether they are recovering from things like a stroke or an illness / disease. Each person’s situation is unique: some may live with someone who is able to help the patient out or they may not have anyone to help them so you have to adjust your plans to fit each individual. Doing that may be difficult at times but I have been through numerous situations that required hard work and I was able to complete them. Independence and confidence are important aspects of life, especially when it comes to day-to-day living. There will be people who can make a full recovery and will be able to live
If you were to walk around a college campus and randomly ask students what they were going to do with their lives you would most likely be answered with tears, confused looks, and some near breakdowns. Luckily for me I’ve always known that I’ve wanted to become an Occupational Therapist.
The career I have chosen to do is an occupational therapist. An occupational therapist does many different things. An occupational therapist helps many different people accomplish many different everyday life skills and tasks. For example they would help teach a stroke victim learn how to get dressed again. Also they would help kids who have autism learn everyday tasks, like tie your shoes, use a pencil, catch a ball, ETC. They also recommend special equipment to help the person preform these tasks easier. If someone has a chronical condition or arthritis an occupation therapists will also show them ways to exercise and relief any pain.
4 years of high school go by in such a blur. It is hard to think that in just a short amount of time I will be on my way to starting my career and high school will soon be in past. I plan to become a member of the United States Army. While I am in the Army I plan to become either an OB/GYN or a Physical Therapist, though I am undecided about which career to choose, I am sure about one thing, and that is that I want to work in the medical field and I want to be able to help others.
Since I was a child, I’ve always had a strong interest in science. I remember receiving a telescope and microscope kit for my birthday one year, and it was the best gift I’d ever been given. That’s what truly sparked my passion for the field of science and, more specifically, the medical field.
I have always wanted to save lives and pursue a career that allows me to do so. Athletics plays a major role in my life and I want to be around athletes during my career. This is why I believe that being a Physical Therapist is the career I want to pursue.
When I was growing up, I loved helping people in any way I could. As I continue to grow older my love for helping people has not died. Knowing this made me realize I wanted to pick a career that was going to allow me to interact and help people all day. When I first heard about being a Physical Therapist I was a sophomore in High School, and my passion for this career field has only grown stronger with age. Becoming a Physical Therapist allows me to do what I love every day and there are many things I am excited about for my future career.
After hearing what David had to say, it opened my eyes to the life of not only a Physical Therapist, but also a business owner. The amount of information I was given about the career appealed to me greatly but the thought and pressure of becoming a business owner frightened me. After talking to David I realized that I do have the passion to succeed in this field, but in order to grow and become a successful Physical Therapist I will need to be willing to spend all my time and effort into building my reputation. There will be sacrifices that I have to take in order to follow this career; I will have to spend my days and nights thinking of ways to better my service to my patients; I have to be willing to start with nothing and build my way up
Many times you are asked the question, what do you want to do in the future? The answer to this question varies depending on your age. When I was younger I would have said I wanted to be a teacher when I got older because my mom worked with kids. However now that I am a senior getting ready to make a real decision that will affect my future my answer has changed. In five years I plan to be in graduates school working towards my degree in physical therapy. Right after I complete high school I want to go straight into college. To become a physical therapist you need to get your doctorates degree which can take up to eight to ten years. You also have to attend an internship to get experience with the field. It is good to have multiple job shadows so you know what you are getting yourself into. In order to be a physical therapist you need patience but also need to know how to get people to listen to you.
Once we are born, our parents bestow upon us a given name that distinguishes us from others. My parents named me Allison but most people just call me Allie. For this scholarship, I plan to tell you my life story by including my involvement, my interests, and my financial concerns.
When I was 12 years old, I broke my elbow while snowboarding. After surgery the doctor said that I didn't need physical therapy, and that I could rehabilitate myself. In the 8th grade I searched the internet about how to rehabilitate my elbow, and returned it back to full health. And I found that just a simple curl with a light weight and doing circles with a light weight are the most effective way to rehabilitate an elbow. A physical therapist (PT) is defined by The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as the treatment of injury or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs. Being a physical therapist is what I want for my future career because they know how, when, and what they
It took me some time to figure out what I wanted from life. As a person with a disability, there are many limits the world puts on someone like me. However, I do not put those limits on myself and try to push myself to the limits physically and mentally through activities such as contemporary dance, swimming, gymnastics, etc. This is one reason I want to major in Psychology. It has always been an interest for me due to circumstances in my life.
Did you know that most physical therapists see about 30 patients per day with varied injuries? A student who researches the nature of a job, it’s working conditions, employment facts, the education and training requirements, along with the future job potential and earnings will be wiser and more knowledgeable when determining a career path to choose. Physical therapy is an interesting career path because they help people with injuries recover, help people with disabilities achieve highest standard of physical function, and they teach stretches and exercises that allow patients to be active.
Coming into college I was sure of one decision: I would choose a profession that not only interests me, but allows me to improve the lives of others. After two years of being hesitant with my choice of major in elementary teaching, I discovered physical therapy. So I’ve recently switched my major to exercise science. I’m confident that my choice is heading me into a profession that suits me well. The capabilities of the human body have interested me since high school. Human anatomy is beautiful, fascinating, and its complexity is nearly unbelievable. Depending on the injury and if proper care is given, the human body is able to naturally heal itself. Physical therapy’s holistic approach for healing the body is what appealed to me. My desire is