A few weeks later, similar injuries impacted my body, so I immediately decided to go to physical therapy in order to get me back on my feet - literally. All in all, I was fascinated with the work physical therapists did: From treating injuries, to rehabilitation, and to providing individuals with the confidence to continue with their passions. As a result of this experience, I proceeded to taking a class within my school, known as Regional Occupational Program, that dealt with healthcare professions. Little did I know that I would discover a philanthropic side to me that would lead me to want to pursue a career in the healthcare
Throughout my life I have been told, find something that you enjoy and find something that will benefit you as well as others. I really have not taken this statement to my heart until I got the opportunity to sit down with Candy Vander Wal, athletic trainer at Shiloh Christian School. The whirlwind of all the games that take place at the school, I had never realized what role Candy played a part of and all the hard work she does to help student athletes. Once we started to talk, I began to realize that, although I am only a senior in high school, I could see myself enjoying being an athletic trainer someday or just entering the sports medicine line of work. During our conversation, Candy taught me that finding something you enjoy can benefit not only you but others too.
I narrowed in on Physical Therapy and then took the time to do some shadowing in it for my senior study. When I was working as a non-certified student athletic trainer I took the athletes to the Physical Therapist and I was allowed in by the student to watch the evaluation. At this time I realized that I was so interested in this field and I knew that I may have found a career.
The summer of my junior year I had a severe injury which made me led me but no choice to let go of my other sports and my after school music activities. It was a burden on my shoulders because I loved doing all the activities but in the end, it was all about getting better grades, improving my playing skills and most importantly for me to get healthy again. I worked through the difficult times so I could be there for my team. Teamwork was possibly the most valuable lesson I learned from Lacrosse. Learning to work together with other individuals to achieve a common goal is a skill that I have used and will continue to use, for the rest of my life.
My Experience in the Health Care Studies Program It feels like just yesterday I was a freshman in college unaware of what was before me. Now that I am about to be a graduate, reflecting will be bittersweet as this road comes to an end. When I was in middle school and high school I was always attracted to the medical field. Though my interests changed from wanting to be a doctor, to a vet, and then to an occupational therapist, my “dream job” always stayed in the medical realm. I believe this stems from me being an empathetic person and genuinely wanting to help others in any way I can, especially the people who are looked past including those with a disability or mental illness.
Sam and dream of helping people for incense and Obstetrician-Gynecologist brings new life to families every day. Although the hours and college preparation of being an OB/GYN is hard and long,the salary and the joy brought to families everyday makes it worth it. An obstetrician-gynecologist responsibility range anywhere from delivering babies to a mastectomy. An OB/GYN is
My Field as Occupational Therapy I described Occupational Therapy as the field to help all kinds of people with disabilities or who need help to have more prosperous standard of living. This career has a complex concept but the main goal of the Occupational Therapists is understand the different need of the client and improve their daily activities. I always been interested in the medical field especially in the pediatric setting. When I came to this country, I spent almost two years finding what I wanted to study. While I was doing research, I am taking class to improve my English and gain time to be sure my future career.
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.
Growing up as a young girl I was always told that my attitude was perfect for me to become a lawyer – I never lost an argument. I took the advice and I ran with it. I boasted about becoming a lawyer. I started to research the various types of lawyers, their median salaries and the amount of years it would take me in school and to advance in my practice. Although I was focused on pursuing a career in the law I was also intrigued by the medical field.
When I get to go into high school there is going to be a widening area of places and things to do for life latter on such as preparing for a job. One of my favorites of the few jobs I have researched so far has been a Massage Therapist. A massage therapist is a person who gives massages, either light of for deep tissue, to relieve stress, muscle aches, and maybe even help people with brain issues to get better of function more normally. Before you go and get into the fancy stuff though, you must go to school and get a Postsecondary non degree award. This is not a full out degree, but more like a certificate you get if you go to pre schooling to prepare for collage.
While talking with a friend about the field the Physical Therapy and months of research of career opportunities, training requirements, and available training, she had found the path she been looking for. Enrolling in class at Wytheville Community College, the desire and drive for a learning and preparing for a new career started. While waiting to go through the interview process for the Physical Therapy Assistant program, Jennifer completed the Health Science Certificate. With great joy she was accepted into the program. Jennifer, is now a full time student and starting the second semester of the program.
Throughout high school I have participated in many different activities and programs, but one of the opportunities I was given I will carry with me forever. As a junior at River Valley I participated in the Marion General Teen Volunteer Program. After interviewing and being placed in the physical therapy unit I took the opportunity to branch out into other areas of the hospital. I soon made my way to the labor and delivery floor where everyday a miracle happened. My duties while volunteering included assisting the nurses during hearing checks, changing diapers, and rocking crying infants in special care.
I thought that delivering babies had to be the most important job because I’d be taking care of new life. Junior year of high school, I had decided to become a Physical Therapist. I really wanted to be a part of this profession because I had