My preferred career choice is an Occupational Therapist; however this would not have been the case in the beginning of the year. In the beginning of this year I came to the conclusion that veterinary medicine is the career for me, mostly because I love animals. As I researched more about becoming a veterinarian I found that it’s not a good fit for me. I’m still considering it as a possibility however. When I researched Occupational Therapist I could immediately see myself in this career. As an Occupational Therapist you can work with all age groups including kids. When Occupational Therapists work with kids they usually play games with them to help them develop faster. This career is right for me because I would hate a career that required you to do the same thing every day I like change and kids. Now I’m having a hard time deciding which career is better for me.
Category’s: Veterinarian Occupational Therapist Responsibilities (Typical Day)
| * Diagnose and treat animals * Perform yearly checkups by recording temperature and weight * Inspects the animal’s mouth, eyes, ears, and skin. * Discuss animal behavior, eating, sleeping, and exercise. * Vaccinations
| * Help clients learn or relearn the skills necessary to care for themselves. * Work with children with physical or developmental challenges * Work with individuals who are recovering from substance abuse problems, the elderlyand premature infants. * Evaluate, progress reports, staff notes, daily treatment notes, billing statements, and discharge notices.
| Work Environment
| * Indoors/outdoors * Private practice * Research Laboratory * Military
| * Indoors * Hospitals * Nursing Homes * Schools * Rehabilitation Centers
| Education and Training
| * A 4 year study, doesn’t require a bachelors degree. * 45-90 hours of undergraduate study....
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