Career As A Occupational Therapist Essay

930 Words Sep 15th, 2015 4 Pages
What am I going to do with my life? What am I going to major in? What do I want to be? Many people ask themselves these questions, especially students who are attending college for the first time. I was one of those students. After meticulous research on possible career paths based on my interests, I came to an answer for all of these questions--I desired to pursue a career in occupational therapy. It is an occupational therapist’s job to aid patients develop, recover, and improve skills needed for daily living and working. It is required that occupational therapist possess exceptional people skills and a strong desire to help people rehabilitate from physical and mental injuries. So, the question presents itself, why did I choose to become an occupational therapist? Given my athletic background, my desire to work with other people in their times of need, and my interest in the life sciences pertaining towards anatomy and physiology, I knew that I was destined to pursue a career in occupational therapy.

Growing up, I was one of those ultra-energetic kids. It seemed as if I would cause mayhem every time I moved a muscle. I never could find a way to stay idle. Fortunately, my parents found a way to channel my excess energy; they enrolled me in taekwondo classes. This was the first step into my athletic history, from that point on I continued to participate in volleyball and basketball. Although I was given the opportunity to expose myself to different sports, there was also…

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