Occupational Therapy and Yoga Is a Powerful Combination


Finding a career that makes you happy is about finding a job where you can incorporate your interests.

For those who enjoy exercising and leading a generally healthy lifestyle, choosing a career in occupational therapy allows you to do what you love while making a difference. But how? You can blend occupational therapy and yoga to improve the lives of your patients and still keep your own healthy lifestyle on track.

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Categories: Healthcare Career Options, OTA Inspiration

[Quiz] What Is an Occupational Therapy Assistant?


In the health care field, many know the essential role the occupational therapy field plays in helping patients live life to the fullest. Outside of the health care field, not many know about the imperative work occupational therapists do. You may wonder, what is an occupational therapy assistant and what do they actually do? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the OT field.

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Categories: OTA Field

Is Online Education Right for You?


Online learning can seem intimidating at first glance. However, each and every student can benefit from online learning. If you are struggling to answer the question “is online education right for you,” take a look at how students of all learning styles can benefit from online learning.

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Categories: OTA Online Program

How Has Occupational Therapy Changed Over the Years?


The occupational therapy field was not created overnight. OT, as we know and understand it today, has been evolving for centuries. While occupational therapy originally began as a method to treat the mentally ill, OT transformed into a field that helps people live their lives to the fullest. From ancient Greece to today, discover, “how has occupational therapy changed over the years?”

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Categories: OTA Field

Why You Should Choose a Career in the Medical Field


Few industries over the past century have seen the kind of consistent increases in demand and job opportunities that healthcare has seen. If we were giving a short answer, demand could sum up why you should choose a career in the medical field. Today, the US health care industry is poised for another big spike in demand, driven by several converging factors: longer human life spans, aging Baby Boomers, new legislation increasing access to care, and millions of healthcare professionals reaching retirement age.

Meanwhile, our educational institutions can’t produce new practitioners as quickly as necessary due to the high cost and complexities of educating health care professionals. As a result, a significant workforce shortage looms on the horizon in the health care industry.

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Categories: Alternative Nursing Jobs, Healthcare Career Options, OTA Online Program

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Occupational Therapy


Working in the occupational therapy field can be one of the most rewarding careers out there. You are constantly helping your patients improve their lives. However, like any other career, there is always some less-glamorous details that you should be aware of. Today our guest blogger shares the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of working in occupational therapy.

In any profession, there will be aspects you like, aspects you don’t like, and aspects you sometimes wish you did not have to do: the good, the bad, and the ugly. While I am extremely satisfied with my OT career, occupational therapy is no exception.

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Categories: Become an Occupational Therapy Assistant, OTA Field, OTA Inspiration, Talking with an OT

3 Lesser Known Career Options in the Healthcare Industry


Amy Poehler wrote, “I think we should stop asking people in their 20s what they ‘want to do’ and start asking them what they don’t want to do. Instead of asking students to ‘declare their major’ we should ask students to ‘list what they will do anything to avoid.’ It just makes a lot more sense.”

Deciding what you want to do for the rest of your life as a young adult is often nigh-on impossible. Your late teens to mid-twenties involves a lot of personal growth, so you may not feel the same about specific degree programs in five years as you do now. You may have an idea of which field you want to enter, but aren’t quite sure on what career path you definitively want to follow.

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Categories: Alternative Nursing Jobs, Healthcare Career Options, OTA Field, OTA Online Program

10 Things You Might Not Know about Working in the Healthcare Field


A desire for working in the healthcare field is extremely admirable. However, this line of work is not for everyone.

Before you jump into the healthcare industry, do your research so you can make an informed decision. Here are 10 things you might not know about working in the healthcare field.

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Categories: Alternative Nursing Jobs, Healthcare Career Options, OTA Field, Talking with an OT

Should I Go into Occupational Therapy? What You Should Know About the Field


When researching healthcare careers, it’s important to fully research each field you may be considering. Ask yourself, “will I be able to find a job with this degree?” “Should I go into occupational therapy?” Our guest blogger shares what you should know about the OT field and what an occupational therapy assistants’ role is.

“You’re an occupational therapist; does that mean you are going to help me find a job?” ”I don’t need a job, I’m retired.” These are just of few of the common misconceptions of my profession as an occupational therapist. True, we can help you find a job or return to work, but that doesn’t describe the whole profession.

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Categories: Become an Occupational Therapy Assistant, OTA Field, Talking with an OT

Occupational Therapy Podcasts for COTAs and OTRs


Are you new to occupational therapy? Or maybe you want to hear more about the profession from those in the field. These occupational therapy podcasts provide some great insight into the profession as well as some specific situation you may encounter as a certified OTA.

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Categories: Become an Occupational Therapy Assistant, OTA Inspiration, OTA Training

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