Career Life

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Deciding on a career can be challenging for a high school student. I believe my personal interest should co-exist with my career interest. I’ve always wanted a career in the healthcare field that would allow me to feel valuable in the working environment and helping others at the same time. When I was sixteen, my great grandmother received Occupational Therapy when she was ill. At that moment I realized I wanted to become an Occupational Therapist. I witness the connection between the Occupational Therapist and my great grandmother and how she helped her learn how to reconnect with her environment. She was so sensitive, understanding, and patient; all of the characteristics that I value tremendously. I wanted to be in the healthcare profession where I could spend quality time with people and help them improve their quality of life in all aspects. Occupational Therapists do the time-turning that allows a person to be as independent as possible and have a good quality of life. I enjoy learning new things, and as an Occupational Therapist I will always learn new things whether it is from a patient or another healthcare professional. I am a very flexible person and this career has so much variety. Occupational Therapist work with people of all ages from infants to elders and they also work in many different settings such as hospitals, home health long-term, rehabilitation programs etc. I am a very creative person and enjoy finding solution to problems. Occupational Therapist are like puzzle solvers, because they assist people in solving how to complete tasks that they may not have been able to do in the past. This career will allow me to be creative and imaginative in catering my therapeutic intervention to specific scenarios. The most rewarding part of being an Occupational Therapist is knowing that I can or will have a part or have made an impact in helping a person become as independent as possible. Once I complete high school I want to attend a...
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