My Career Goal : Career Goals

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My career goal is to receive my doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy. I would like to work with geriatric population because they are more vulnerable to disabilities from chronic illness that results in them being put into nursing facilities. I want to specialize my education on physical disabilities. I have experience working with the geriatric patients who are physically disabled and I hope to help them keep their independence. My goal is to help geriatric patients gain valuable skills in order to keep their independence and have the ability to live at home. As an occupational therapist, I will help patients do things they want to do through therapeutic methods of everyday living. I would teach them new ways of doing daily actives after suffering from a disability. For example, a patient who had a stroke, I would reteach this individual how to hold items, how to button shirts, and so on. I would prefer to work at patients’ home or in a clinic setting; however, I am open to working wherever my skills would be needed. Since I want to work in the patients’ home, my main goal is to evaluate and change their home, so it is easier for them to stay independent. I have an interest in working with patients who have developmental delays; however, I need to observe an OT specialized in that field to know for certain if that is something I would like to specialize in. The minimum educational requirement for an occupational therapist is a master’s degree. However, I plan to

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