Occupational Therapist

Career options for Science class

Why I chose this career option/interest

I chose the career because I wanted to stay in the medical field. I wanted to be a vet for a really long time, but then I realized I didn't want to do that. So one day my mom said I would make a good Occupational Therapist, then when I was researching one it for the assignment I thought it was a really good job because, you get to work with all different types of people and help them through their problems. Also, The career makes approximately 71,300 dollars a year starting out.

What is an Occupational Therapist

An Ocupational therapist is someone who helps people of all ages get through a physical or mental disability with treatments and therapys. They help them regain strength or the ability to do something as simply as opening and closing their hand, or trying to walk again. The skills needed in this job is a positive attitude, ability to communicate to people, patience, creativity, and problem solving. Also, you at least need a master degree to be an Occupational therapist

Examples of Occupational Therapy

How this relates to science

Occupational Therapy (OT) relates to science because, this is in the medical field. In this career you are dealing with life science, the anatomy of people, medicine, and living organisms. You can find science in every job. Science isn't just a science teacher or a scientist. It is with everything, and its everywhere. In OT you have lots of science in it. You have the medicines, trying to help the people get better. Living organisms, with the people you are treating. Anatomy, the way the muscles and bones work, you might be dealing with someone coming in from a car accident. Now you have to know what the anatomy is so you can help them walk again, or whatever the might be the disorder.

Evelyn Szymanski