Statement Of Purpose: A Career In Occupational Therapy

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As a child, when someone asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I would always answer that I want to help people. I might not have known at the time what the field of occupational therapy entailed, but I now know this is the field that will allow me to achieve my dreams of touching as many lives as I can. I believe that the best way to do great things is to make difference in someone else’s life and to love what you do. I believe that occupational therapy is the way I can truly make a difference and I can’t wait to be part of such a tremendously rewarding and diverse career by working closely with people and helping them progress closer to their goals of living an independent life

My interest in occupational therapy began while pursuing
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While I was at the elementary school I had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of children with a wide range of disabilities and this little girl really stole my heart. It was that moment that really solidified my decision to become an occupational therapist.

After being exposed to life as a practicing occupational therapist, I cannot wait to have my career be something I love. A major factor that interests me about this field is that occupational therapy is an amazingly holistic health care profession. It examines the whole person rather than focusing on one specific issue and it addresses the vital importance of psychological and emotional well being as well as using varied therapeutic interventions to help physical needs.

My future career goals are to contribute to the occupational therapy world as much as possible. I would like to follow in the footsteps of occupational therapy founders and innovators by continuing to complete research and contributing innovations as they have done for the profession. I am pursing this Master’s degree to be exposed to many facets of occupational therapy, and to be able to grow into the best professional I can be. I aspire to be a key contributor to the future and evolution of occupational

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