She said in her interview, “I have learned how difficult it is to get through school. Also, I have learned how great of a job it is. I can choose different specialties to work in the field.” It is extremely tough to get into PA school. Becoming a Physician Assistant is so competitive that a 4.0-grade point average in college may not even be enough to get accepted, but having it certainly helps. Plenty of people apply to get accepted into PA school, and the open slots are intensely limited (Pearson).
Because, of the baby boomers there will be a large number of aging people. PTs are high in demand. This occupation is faster growing than the average job. There are more the 204,000 physical therapist in the United States. The average wage for a physical therapist is about $84,000.
They plan their day according to their patient on a piece of paper or in their brain. Throughout they day they are constantly charting and observing a machine of each patients heart rate and blood pressure. They do this every hour. They are in constant contact with doctors unlike the nursing home when its only if a patients is seriously injured. Also another big difference is if something is wrong with a patient at a nursing home they have to call the doctor at the hospital they have to use your brain and figure what the thing to do.
“If that 's all Doctor May, can I leave I have a test in a few days and I’d like to not have to cram at the last minute.” I lied to her not wanting to stay in the office any longer than needed. “Yup, that’s all we have time for today anyways, But I do want to see you practicing your kick-boxing, it 's been helping you a lot and from what I’ve seen your quite good at it.” Doctor May told me, scribbling down notes on the clipboard she held every time I saw her since the beginning of our session together. I nodded towards her, but she just waved at me dismissively. I mentally scoffed at her, and slipped on my slippers before heading out of the small bland office. I walked through the maze of cream colored walls and doors with ease, seeing as I had done it countless of times.
Speech-Language Pathologists in Long-Term Care At the beginning of my senior year in high school, I was still having trouble deciding what I wanted to do with my life. My mom, who works as a COTA in nursing homes, always pushed me towards nursing or physical therapy. Neither occupation interested me, nursing was too broad of a topic for me to handle and physical therapy seemed too difficult. A friend of mine brought up Speech-Language Pathology one day, a term I was unfamiliar with. I researched the strange word “pathology” and was surprised that I found the profession interesting.
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It is crazy thinking about all the resources we have now to help people return from injuries. We have come such a long way in helping people with technology over the years. I learned that ultrasound can help warm muscles up in spots that are hard to warm up. Since I will be taking kinesiology next semester and I am really looking forward to it. I asked Nicole what some of the content will be like in the class.
I always try to pay critical attention to follow and understand what is been thought in class. Though, I could not speak or read in class, but I was performing well in the written exercises and examinations. After the first semester, then I started picking up with speech and asset but was not that much. I started taking the science class from the second semester. Some of the topics were okay to go with and some were hard and difficult.
However, an important concept to understand about this profession, is that the individual starts out as a radiologic technologists. That means that part of the education to become a radiologist assistant could be accomplished at a different university. Just like the radiology technology program, perquisites and an application are required. Each program is different, but most programs have one application dead line a year in the spring semester. This is comparable to the radiologic technology application at Washburn University.
When I was growing up, I always wanted to work in the medical field. Freshman year of high school, I joined Student Athletic Training at my school because it exposed me to medical injuries in high stress situations. Even though I was working with an athletic trainer and loving it, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do; I switched from wanting to be a pediatrician to an oncologist and then an orthopedic surgeon. I settled on becoming an OBGYN because I had just watched my sister give birth to her son. I thought that delivering babies had to be the most important job because I’d be taking care of new life.
Not just for my own injury, but just to gain knowledge about anything I could pick up. I decided about a year after my injury, athletic training and physical therapy were my passions and that it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Little did I know that 3 years later, the exact same injury would happen to my other knee and I would change my career path again. This time was different mentally however, every time I would go to physical therapy, I would notice how quiet it was and how only a few people were there at a time. After doing a lot of research on sports medicine, and other professions available
It represents my own personal dream of becoming a physical therapist. I personally get up everyday and attend class to acquire the information being presented. I personally take notes and study for these class in hopes of receiving the grades necessary for medical school. It is out of my own personal will that I get up every morning to succeed in life. While I would like to think that the entire reason I am taking college classes is out of my own personal will, I know that society does have an influence.
While my bad things are that sometimes I would be late to a doctor appointment, activation, and therapy because I have to stay in class the whole hour then go change and drop my stuff off to go to my appointments. In conclusion I’m very happy with the class because it help me understand how my classes are going to be when I move up classes. I take English again next semester. I’m probably going to be pooped out from all the essays we did from this semester’s English class, but at least I know how rough it’ll
Funny how cliché it is for your parents to tell you as a kid, “When you grow up you 're going to be a successful Doctor or Lawyer”. My parents definitely told me that, but I paid no mind. I actually didn 't like the idea. Maybe one of the reasons was that my mother dressed me up in scrubs in the sixth grade and everyone made fun of me. Although, as time progressed and I got older I started thinking maybe a career in the medical field could be for me.
Since I looked “normal”, I must be healed. That was simply not the case. Throughout the rest of my high school career, myself, my parents, tutor, and teachers that understood what having a brain injury entailed, would have to fight with the rest of the administration and teachers to get me the accommodations that I needed. In meeting after meeting for my IEP, there would be arguments about what I really needed and how bad my condition was. In one of the most memorable meetings, my mother couldn’t be there due to having to take so many days off of work already to care for me, so my dad attended.